i found an iPhone but I can't turn it on

Sep 26, 2007
4
0
0
#1
I found an iPhone but I can't seem to turn it on. I pressed all the buttons and none of them work. Any ideas on what I should do?
 

mjeagent

New Member
Bronze
Jun 28, 2007
418
0
0
Northern Virginia
#2
Charge it. More than likely the battery is dead. If you have an IPod you can use the same charger.
 

petalmom

New Member
Silver
Jun 30, 2007
494
0
0
#3
Please take it to the closest Apple or AT&T location so that it can be returned to it's rightful owner.
 

iamtko

Zealot
Gold
Sep 18, 2007
2,004
23
38
Houston
#4
yeah man, if you "found" and iPhone, the best thing you could do is go to the Apple store and return it.

the owner is probably losing his/her mind at this very moment and maybe if you go to an Apple store they can find out to whom it belongs. or maybe even an AT&T store.

and if you try those two things, and neither find the owner, i say it's yours.
 

jUeLz23

Member
Bronze
Sep 4, 2007
350
0
16
#5
and you guys really think he is going to do this?
 

mjeagent

New Member
Bronze
Jun 28, 2007
418
0
0
Northern Virginia
#7
I'm trusting that the reason he/she is asking how to turn it on is because they are trying to get the persons information to return it. I am sure whoever lost it has already disconnected service.

I'm sure this person will do the right thing. I don't think someone who would act immorally would take the time to come here and make a public post.

Have faith in people (some of us are still good).
 

petalmom

New Member
Silver
Jun 30, 2007
494
0
0
#8
I'm trusting that the reason he/she is asking how to turn it on is because they are trying to get the persons information to return it. I am sure whoever lost it has already disconnected service.

I'm sure this person will do the right thing. I don't think someone who would act immorally would take the time to come here and make a public post.

Have faith in people (some of us are still good).
I want some of what you're smoking :)

Seriously, I hope that you're right.
 

iamtko

Zealot
Gold
Sep 18, 2007
2,004
23
38
Houston
#9
i'm not so sure.
we all know what the "right" thing to do is but do people really use their morale compass anymore?

i'm for him returning it but i would say that over 50% of america wouldn't.
 

KNK

New Member
Jul 22, 2007
2,391
1
0
Stevenson Ranch
#10
I am sure he is posting in here on another thread to unlock it and use it himself. The SHAME....
 

minivini

Member
Bronze
Jul 6, 2007
418
0
16
#12
Does this whole thing not look REMARKABLY familiar? Every couple weeks some person with 1 post pops in to say they found an iPhone and then asks what to do. Consistently, forum regulars start climbing up behind their podiums to preach the gospel of the Golden Rule. Please just ignore these posts, and for heaven's sake, don't repeat history and let this devolve into another ranting, shaming, preaching, accusatory thread...

Please?
 

iamtko

Zealot
Gold
Sep 18, 2007
2,004
23
38
Houston
#13
Does this whole thing not look REMARKABLY familiar? Every couple weeks some person with 1 post pops in to say they found an iPhone and then asks what to do. Consistently, forum regulars start climbing up behind their podiums to preach the gospel of the Golden Rule. Please just ignore these posts, and for heaven's sake, don't repeat history and let this devolve into another ranting, shaming, preaching, accusatory thread...

Please?
either way he is probably going to figure it out :\
 

mjeagent

New Member
Bronze
Jun 28, 2007
418
0
0
Northern Virginia
#14
Does this whole thing not look REMARKABLY familiar? Every couple weeks some person with 1 post pops in to say they found an iPhone and then asks what to do. Consistently, forum regulars start climbing up behind their podiums to preach the gospel of the Golden Rule. Please just ignore these posts, and for heaven's sake, don't repeat history and let this devolve into another ranting, shaming, preaching, accusatory thread...

Please?
Don't remember seeing another post like this.
 

Swagger

New Member
Gold
Jul 9, 2007
2,076
1
0
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
web.me.com
#16
Don't remember seeing another post like this.
The OP is trying to pull your leg. Two days ago another post like this showed up from a member with 1 post. The post 2 days ago and today were almost identical, some people have no life. Please take this thread with a grain of salt. We all baby our iPhone, I doubt anyone is losing theirs...M
 

kgeier82

New Member
Sep 13, 2007
22
0
0
#17
I'm trusting that the reason he/she is asking how to turn it on is because they are trying to get the persons information to return it. ...

i doubt it. the first thing id wanna do with a free iPhone is play with it, not get contact info!
 

iamtko

Zealot
Gold
Sep 18, 2007
2,004
23
38
Houston
#18
i doubt it. the first thing id wanna do with a free iPhone is play with it, not get contact info!
that's also a good point, but it also depends on if you already own one or not, but in this guys case, he (obviously) doesn't. before owning an iPhone i would most likely try to turn it on, but now that i have one, i would look for the best way to return it to its owner.

it just reminds me of the other day at school in the cafe when i found a wallet. it was just a stranded wallet next to a computer that i noticed when i walked in. a few minutes after watching it to see if the owner was coming back, i decided to give it to the worker in the cafe. i didn't check the license or even to see if there was any money in it. i guess i was trying to resist temptation or something like that. and with all that said, i'm not even sure if what i did was the best way to get it back to its owner, but hey, at least i tried.
 

minivini

Member
Bronze
Jul 6, 2007
418
0
16
#19
iPhonian, I see you also suffer the dreaded Nikon disease. I shoot two D200s, but I really want one of the new D2Xs. What do you shoot? I really enjoy birds which means I have biglensitis, too - the worst of all conditions. The worst part is that my mentor is slowly starting to convince me that Canon may be onto something. Check out Arthur Morris' images sometime. He was a LATE digital bloomer, too. Amazing stuff.

Can't wait to put a LightRoom slideshow on my iPhone :laugh2:
 
Sep 26, 2007
4
0
0
#20
For those of you trying to help.. thanks... I'm sure the owner will be grateful.

I just reported it on ifoundyouriPhone.com - we'll see what happens. I'm not sure where an Apple store is. For those of you criticizing me for trying to find the owner, I'm sure you will change your tune if you lose yours.

and... of course its my first post am I supposed to be some kind of super user in order to give back an iPhone to an owner who lost one? Very dissapointing.