Just because Apple says it’s waterproof doesn’t make it so.

My son has the Apple XS iPhone, which was advertised as water resistant. While he was video recording a restoration project the phone accidentally got splashed while washing the object he was restoring.

Within a day it began displaying damage as the screen and camera began to behave oddly. I told him to shut it down and let it dry. It did get better after a couple days under a fan but the flickering continued and it had issues with the camera.

We got Apple care when we bought the phone. According to the warranty you can break your phone being stupid at least twice before being charged. Not for this pristine iPhone, and I mean not even a fucking scratch, with just a little water that somehow got in when splashed. On a device Apple marketed as “water resistant” we were charged $95 for the repair because it had water damage. WTF?

We have had iPhones since the first phone was released in 2007. Between my wife, son, and myself upgrading about every two years consistently over the years we have only used the warranty once, on my iPhone 4 that had developed a home button issue.

People literally let their teen brats shove a $1000 phone in their ass pocket that gets sat on all day at school and you’ll fix that?! What happened to customer loyalty? Every phone we trade in looks brand new, you greedy ass-hats! You couldn’t just replace one phone? You’re a multi-million dollar corporation who makes huge amounts of money, your customers are not.

I already hated Apple. I think they are a greedy capitalistic shit hole company that pretends to be a caring hippie.

* They are as guilty of poisoning the environment, and children, as is any other tech company. They want you to pitch your phone at least every two years.

* They kill viable hardware by blocking updates while selling lessor ‘new’ hardware that runs the latest OS they are blocking you from getting.

* They kill small businesses by stealing, replacing, or buying out their product or services. Thanks for obsoleting great products I paid for over the years, dicks!

And all that while over charging their customers for hardware they lock you out of upgrading easily yourself. If you’re rich and/or computer dumb they are great machines. But my 2001 Gateway m675 outlasted every Mac my wife and I ever owned, and it ran Windows 7 and latest Linux distros when I gave it to charity in 2016. That beast only cost $2k in 2002 ans was more powerful than most modern Mac Minis.

I just wish there was a better alternative than Android. That’s just a whole other shit show. I will give Apple points for security and privacy over Android and now that the hardware and options are about the same, security is the only point to argue for iPhone.