S'porean who dropped brand new iPhone X into MRT train tracks gets it back unharmed

He was apart from his phone for a night.

Mandy How | November 04, 2017, 12:21 PM

If you haven't heard, a 26-year-old Singaporean dropped his brand new iPhone X into the MRT train tracks.

This was after queueing more than 16 hours and paying S$1,888 for it.

The unfortunate incident occurred on Nov. 3 between 8pm to 9pm, at Dhoby Ghaut Station (North South Line). 

Thankfully, by Nov. 4, around 8.50am, Lee had managed to get it back with negligible damage -- there were only scratches on the iPhone case, and the device itself was unharmed and working fine.

This is how it looks like after surviving the fall:


According to Lee, the SMRT staff who had helped him retrieve the phone from the tracks also told him to be more careful next time, as it is quite common for passengers to drop their phones into the tracks.

Lee describes it as an "emotional roller coaster" and was glad he didn't cheap out on the case.

And this is the case he bought, in case anyone is interested:

The case purports to be bullet-proof and promises to protect your phone from a two metre drop. It retails for S$54 at iStudio, but it was pretty darn worth it in this case.

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