I've had my iPhone 4s for 3 years (and yeah, I know. Steve Jobs is the devil and Apple products are shit, har har. I also own a MacBook Pro, and owning both products was somewhat out of my control as my brother bought me my phone as a going away gift when I started grad school, and the MacBook was a requirement of the school I just graduated from). Anyway I digress.
I've never had any problems with it. Never got it wet. Never damaged it in any way, shape or form. Never had to take it in for repairs. Well, last Thursday I was just about to head out for the day when I noticed that my charging cable wasn't working (I plugged my phone into my laptop to sync some new music to it). So I thought, "welp time to go pick a new one." I'd had the cable for about a year and the $8 knockoff 30 pin chargers have a relatively short lifespan (but then again so does the Apple version -_- my original cable committed suicide just 2 months after I got the damn phone in 2012 and there is NO WAY I'm spending $40 on a charge/sync cable). I went down to Walgreens, a 2 mile walk from my house, picked up a new cord and toddled back on home.
I was planning on just eating lunch, charging up my now 20% battery phone, and heading off for other errands. So I plug it in and nothing happens. Naturally I think "GREAT, I got a dud." Luckily I hadn't tossed the receipt just yet so I put my shoes back on and went back to Walgreens. I proceeded to spend 20 minutes in the store testing cable after cable and NONE of them would work.
It was at that moment I realized that my phone battery had decided to just give up on life altogether.
Now, my phone is not a luxury item (although I do occasionally use it for music and social media). I don't have a land line, or
reliable wifi. And over the past year I used it almost exclusivley for work, and now that I'm looking for new work I NEED A MEANS OF CONTACT.
I got sunburnt all over my neck chest and shoulders from my back and forth trek to Walgreens (I was so upset over the phone suicide that I forgot to put on sunblock). My AppleCare (which is basically health insurance for your apple products) ran out a week ago. And I'm broke except for my credit card which I did NOT want to start using.
Anti Complaint: I was able to get an appointment at the Apple Store and I REALLY hope they can fix it and
that it won't cost a shitton of money I don't' have.