As many of you know I have had a long running history with my iPhone. First and foremost was just the arrival of the iPhone for sale in Japan, and even after that, it was just horrible timing, because I had already recently become locked into a contract with a phone that I had, at the time, signed up for only 6 months prior. However, if you have been keeping track via my Hirakata Smith’s 英会話 Soapbox posts, I was in the end victorious, and I was able to get my very own iPhone. Yes, it was a harrowing tale.
However, only a few short months later tragedy struck, and suddenly the harrowing tale turned dark, due to a horrible accident that befell my beautiful iPhone. I left my iPhone lying on the floor, and while changing clothes mistakenly dropped my belt on the ground. The metal buckle of the belt only so every slightly hit the iPhone screen, but alas that is all it took, the unthinkable had occurred. I had just shattered the screen of my iPhone. I almost screamed. I almost cried. There was just nothing that I could do. I quickly wished to go back in time, to just before I shattered the screen, as to change events, but it was an impossible wish.
You see, Apple the company that makes the iPhone has a warranty, but it does not cover this kind of accident. I was beside myself with regret. For almost a year I lived with a shattered screen, until last week. I ordered a screen replacement from America, for the low cost of only $8.50 (about 750Yen). When the screen arrived I decided to ask Adrian if he wanted to replace the screen with me. Thankfully for me he agreed, because it actually was quite simple, but there were aspects of the repair that were very tough. As you can imagine I was very nervous trying to repair the screen myself, because you really have to take the whole phone apart, and at one point you must heat the iPhone with a hair dryer to loosen the glue that holds the iPhone screen in place. I was so nervous and many times asked Adrian for help. He was very helpful, but made fun of me a lot later. He laughed and imitated me to Yasuko and some of the students. Ha Ha, very funny Adrian, NOT! I admit I must have looked extremely nervous and silly hunched over the iPhone nervously fumbling about, stressed and freaking out.
But hey, we got it done, and the screen looks great. So thank you to Adrian for all of your help.
Stay tuned for more updates in the life of me and my iPhone.