What's up with these cracks on my wife's iPhone 3GS?
November 14, 2012 7:58 AM Subscribe
So my wife sent me a picture
of the back of her old iPhone 3GS, which she uses to listen to Internet radio through the stereo at work. She said, "It looks like something is fighting its way out of the case." Can anyone tell me what's going on?
posted by Mothlight to Technology (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My first thought was that it fell off of its usual (high) shelf, cracking the hell out of the backplate when it smacked the floor, and someone replaced it without telling her. But I want to make sure it's not, say, an indicator that the battery has gone bad, is swelling, and is on the verge of exploding and sending shrapnel flying through the room. A Google search turned up lots of cracked backplates, but I didn't see any that looked like this.