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    IPhone 4 still works after falling 13,500 feet from skydiver's pocket


    Jarrod McKinney's iPhone 4 -- a notoriously fragile device -- cracked when his 2-year-old knocked it off a bathroom shelf.
    "I was like, 'Man! That's all it takes to crack the glass?' " he said.
    So it's easy to see why McKinney, a 37-year-old in Minnesota, would be "just absolutely shocked" when that same phone survived a fall from his pocket -- while he was skydiving from 13,500 feet.
    He found the gadget, its glass surfaces shattered, on top of a building about a half-mile away from where he landed with his parachute.
    Joe Johnson, a skydiving instructor, said he and a few friends watched from the ground below the two-story building as McKinney raised the phone above his head in triumph after he located it using a GPS tracking app.
    Just to be funny, Johnson decided to call the busted phone.
    He didn't expect the call to go through. But it did.
    McKinney felt the phone vibrate and started laughing.



    More here: iPhone 4 survives fall from skydiver's pocket - CNN.com

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    Let's see droid do that
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    Let's see droid do that
    I have Gorilla Glass on mine, I bet the results would be similar. Especially considering my model phone was in low earth orbit and recovered.
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    I call shenanigans. Steve Jobs planted a half broken phone on that building.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    I have Gorilla Glass on mine, I bet the results would be similar. Especially considering my model phone was in low earth orbit and recovered.
    Hubby has the G'zOne, it's essentially a Tonka phone with gorilla glass. He's thrilled with it.
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    When someone else dropped an iPhone out of a plane and it landed on pine needles without breaking a bored human calculated the terminal velocity and impact.

    With the pine needles slowing the impact it rated lower than falling off a kitchen counter. Similarly this phone, in a case, falling onto a roof of undetermined material (but unlikely to be concrete) also suffered an impact no greater than dropping an unprotected phone off a desk onto a tile floor.

    The story should be : Man drops iPhone twice, screen shatters both times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odd View Post
    When someone else dropped an iPhone out of a plane and it landed on pine needles without breaking a bored human calculated the terminal velocity and impact.

    With the pine needles slowing the impact it rated lower than falling off a kitchen counter. Similarly this phone, in a case, falling onto a roof of undetermined material (but unlikely to be concrete) also suffered an impact no greater than dropping an unprotected phone off a desk onto a tile floor.

    The story should be : Man drops iPhone twice, screen shatters both times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    Let's see droid do that
    Mine has an Otterbox case. I'm sure it'd be fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odd View Post
    When someone else dropped an iPhone out of a plane and it landed on pine needles without breaking a bored human calculated the terminal velocity and impact.

    With the pine needles slowing the impact it rated lower than falling off a kitchen counter. Similarly this phone, in a case, falling onto a roof of undetermined material (but unlikely to be concrete) also suffered an impact no greater than dropping an unprotected phone off a desk onto a tile floor.

    The story should be : Man drops iPhone twice, screen shatters both times.

 

 

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