This story is told from the eyes of something that we take for granted every day. The humble smart phone. Most smart phones love their owners. The owners take them for walks, they feed them electricity, and they constantly play with them. They are constantly paraded around and being upgraded by large companies. Everyone seeks to have the perfect smartphone and these phones love the attention. This story begins with a smartphone, we will call him Tim as to not take sides. One beautiful summer day in New York, Tim and his owner started the day as they always did; With a run through the city. Now Tim’s owner did not have a holder for his phone so he was always held in hand. As they began approaching 44th street, Tim could start to see all the bright lights and billboards that Time Square is so notorious for. Among some of the biggest board were companies like Nike, Chevrolet, and of course, Apple. Tim’s owner took a brief jogging break to admire the advertising conglomeration. And then he saw it. The billboard to end all billboards. It was an apple billboard finally announcing the release of the iPhone 8. Tim looked up in horror to see his newer, sleeker cousin, soon to be released.
And just like that they continued the run. The approached 59th street and entered on the east side of the park, right by the 5th avenue apple store. Again, Tim’s pit in his stomach grew deeper as he saw yet another advertisement for his upcoming demise. They finally make it to the Bethesda fountain, which was decided to be the turnaround point of the run. As they began jogging home, Tim began buzzing with excitement. A text message had come in. As soon as Tim’s owner glanced down and began reading it, it happened.
SMACK! Tim’s owner ran right into another jogger while reading his text and Tim went flying. He soared out of his owner’s hand and tumbled through the air. There was a loud smack as glass his cement. Then it all began to go black. Tim could feel the cracks in his glass spreading and his screen slowly got more and more dim, until finally, it all went black. Tim’s owner picked up his lifeless body and looked in horror at what he had done. He begin frantically thinking of what to do, and then it finally hit him. Just a few minutes ago he had passed the 5th Ave Apple store. If there was any place in the world that could fix him, that would be the place! He ran over there as fast as his legs could carry him, making sure to not damage Tim anymore than he had already done. He burst through the doors, descended the stairs and ran to the help desk. They looked at Tim and immediately rushed him back for emergency surgery. They operated on him for what seemed like hours, but in the end, he came out as good as new!
Tim was so happy to be reunited with his owner. He was buzzing with excitement from all of the notifications he had missed. Right there in the store Tim’s owner bought a new LifeProof case to keep him safe. It fit like a glove and Tim felt better than ever. Still to this day Tim and his owner are quite the dynamic duo, jogging all over the city and Tim providing valuable information to his owner. You can even see the reflection of Tim in his owners eye from time to time!
And that is the story of Tim, the smartphone who suffered a catastrophic injury, but came back stronger than ever.