I found an iPhone on the ground: It was sitting beside the curb outside my apartment. A white iPhone 4S in surprisingly good condition. I scooped it up from the ground to get a closer look. It probably belonged to a high school girl, judging by the horrendously glittering purple case. I admired the phone anyway – tacky though the case was, it had protected its charge fairly well. We The phone had not only survived what I assumed was a fall from a careless girl’s book bag, but it was in pristine condition.