I wish i could say the death of my iPhone was painless, but I know it’s not true. In the phone’s last moments, as its light was flickering out, it was reaching out, still trying to connect.
It was dark when I walked out of the double doors into the green light from the illuminated “Olive Garden” sign above me. It was cold so I carefully jogged, trying not to spill my uncapped cup of sprite, to the back right of the parking lot where I was parked next to a chest high snow drift left there by the plows. I pulled at the handle and the frozen condensation sealing the the door shut broke away and I slid into the drivers seat. Having made cash tips all night I rummaged through my clothing in search of my wallet to put the bills away. I set my cup in the cup holder and started to throw the contents of my pockets into the passenger seat. Pens, and a green cloth napkin from my front left apron pocket; server book, swipe card, more pens, some receipts, and a used gift card from my front right apron pocket; more pens and gum in my right pants pocket; all of these items landing safely on the seat to my right. Left pocket; I set my middle finger about a quarter of the way up the screen on my gold iPhone 5s and my thumb the same distance up the back, I gripped, and pulled the phone out of my pocket. With my left hand I tossed the phone to my right, like a helicopter trying to stay below the radar the phone spun gliding over my left and then right legs. Because of the low placement of my fingers when I threw the device, the phone ended up spinning through the air. One spinning end clipped the plastic Olive Garden togo cup and splashed into the bottom. Quickly I grabbed the device out; the screen was black at first. Then the Apple symbol popped up; “nooo, why is it turning back on!?”. I pushed on the top button and the red bar saying “slide to power off” came on the screen. It wont slide, again I try, again, and again. Ouch! the phone the starts to zap me. ahh, turn off! Again I try, whats wrong?! Death row, inmate number 5s, ready to fulfill death sentence. The screen began to flicker, and because the phone was electrocuting me I tossed it onto the passenger seat. The screen flickered for probably 40 seconds before going black for a final time. I killed my phone, and no restored from back up clone will ever be the same.