A brand-new iPhone X owned by a Singaporean man was unfortunately dropped onto the train tracks at Dhoby Ghaut MRT station on Friday, November 3. The incident took place just hours after taking the S$1,888 smartphone from Apple Store Orchard Road at Knightsbridge Mall.
The 26-year-old game artist identified as Lee was on his way to Somerset MRT station at around 8 pm on Friday, but he unconsciously alighted at Dhoby Ghaut where he lost grip of his silver iPhone X 256GB. The unfortunate event happened just hours after Lee fetched the phone from the store.
According to Mothership.sg, the owner lined up for the iPhone device at Apple Store Orchard Road for more than 16 hours before getting hold of it, starting on Thursday, November 2 from 7 pm until 11:30 am the following day.
After the purchase, an Apple Store staff told him to come back at 5 pm on Friday to pick up his iPhone X. Lee got it and went to City Hall to eat dinner. He headed over to Apple Store Somerset to purchase Apple Care for his phone.
Too tired from the overnight queueing, Lee mistakenly went off the train at Dhoby Ghaut where the expensive phone flew off his hands and ended up stuck on the train tracks. That happened before he could even secure an Apple Care for an extended warranty from the manufacturer which is one train ride away.
At around 8 am on Saturday, November 4, the device was retrieved by the SMRT staff after the track maintenance was finished. The iPhone X has visible scratches on the case but the phone still works, reports Mothership.sg.