Seriously tweaked patients are bringing their iPhone accessories to dentists nationwide.
The newest iPhone almost fits in the original iPhone dock. Almost, but… no. And MobileMe still doesn’t sync iTunes remotely, so users are either stuck with purchasing the 3G dock for $29 or sticking it to Apple by creatively finding ways to carve out the plastic edges of their old ones.
Desperate for something to drill on, dentists affected by the recent economic downturn have begun aiming their burs outside of their patients’ mouths and are now the prime facilitators of this dock modding craze.
The unnamed dentist pictured above performed the service as part of a “teeth fixin” deal. He is now questioning his decision to allow photography during the modification due to the large number of geeks currently hanging out in his reception area.
However, with the increase in new patients he has had to turn away a few of his older clients, mostly iPhone detractors. Instead of leaving them uninformed, the dentist has been able to engage these patients with phones more suited to their needs: iPhone’s biggest competition.