What initially seemed like a good idea for an iPhone case ended up having a fatal flaw pointed out in a tweet that went viral on January 22.
The iPhone ecosystem can end up being very expensive to buy into, but it’s necessary if you want to get your hands on the latest and greatest technology Apple have to offer.
If you want a way to listen to music on your iPhone for example, you might need to invest in a pair of AirPods that can run you over $100 for even the cheapest pair. If you do buy a set, then you’ll certainly not want to lose them as it’ll hurt a whole lot more than just losing a regular pair of earbuds.
One way to do this is by buying a special case that will not only keep your phone protected, but will also keep your AirPods safe. This means that wherever your phone is, your AirPods will be in the same spot, making it a very convenient option.
In a situation of playing devil’s advocate, Twitter user Kinglamar__ points out this could end up being very dangerous.
“Imagine a thief stealing your iPhone and getting AirPods free,” he said in a now-viral tweet.
Imagine a thief stealing your iPhone and getting AirPods free? https://t.co/UArirmA11w
— Lamarr ❁ (@Kinglamarr___) January 22, 2020
At the time of this writing, the tweet has over 500,000 likes, suggesting that a lot of people would agree with this sentiment. While it’s likely not what the phone case designer had in mind, it’s going to be hard to picture anything other than the worst-case scenario after this.
It’s hard to argue against the practicality the case has, as losing your headphones is far more likely than losing your entire phone. However, if you’re not worried about having your phone stolen, then you can give the phone case a look for yourself.
The case itself is inexpensive when compared to the iPhone itself or even a set of AirPods, so it could very well be worth the risk. Phone thefts are on the decline due to more advanced security features, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t worry about them at all anymore.
If you do decide to purchase it, just make sure you keep a close watch over your phone because would-be thieves could be keeping an eye on it after seeing this tweet.