Hey Apple Genius, A Bear Ate My iPhone

Posted Oct 16, 2009

Kris Rowley is the CISO of the state of Vermont. While she went hiking, a bear had approached her. Rowley backed away slowly, but the bear come coming closer. The only thing Rowley had to toss at the bear to distract it was her iPhone.

“In a semi-panic, I threw the phone at the bear,” stated Rowley in an interview with CIO.com. It turns out that there was an “app for that” bear. Because the phone distracted the bear while Rowley had a chance to escape. Later on Rowley wanted to get her phone back so she took a bat and went back to the scene. It turns out that the iPhone was not edible enough for the bear. The iPhone was laying in place where it was thrown with teeth and claw marks all over it.

Rowley took the iPhone to the Apple store to see if there’s anything they can do. But the Geniuses at the Apple retail store did not believe her story. “I had to buy a new phone or forfeit my contract if I canceled, so I purchased a new phone at full price,” added Rowley. “While saddened about my mangled iPhone, better the phone than me.”