My iPhone 3GS, having given a flawless level of service for three users over the past fours years, is dead. At the very least, I’m trying to restore it from the latest iTunes backup I made for it (last night) and even the restore bar is a hollow, angry white outline on a black background.
So. Dead. Kaput. Deceased. An ex-iPhone.
The good news is that I have a free upgrade available on my AT&T family plan so I should be able to upgrade for a mere $100. I’ll deal with that tomorrow.
In the meantime I can think of no finer tribute to an essential piece of equipment than the Dead Parrot bit from Monty Python’s Flying Circus. (Just replace the word parrot with iPhone and you’ll be fine.)