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iPhone 4 Survives 13,500-Foot Fall

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Are you one of those iPhone 4 users who has a shattered glass back because it fell off your desk or out of your pocket? Maybe you haven’t got around to replacing it yet. Kinda sucks right? I imagine your phone still worked after falling only a few feet, but it turns out that the iPhone 4 will still work after a fall from 13,500 feet.

CNN reported that Jarrod McKinney, while skydiving, forgot to zip up the pocket of his pants with his iPhone 4 before jumping out of the plane. He realized the phone was missing when he tried to take a video of his wife skydiving from the ground. The skydiving instructor, as a joke, decided to try and call the phone and it went through.  The phone landed on top of a building about half of a mile from where McKinney landed – I imagine they used ‘Find My iPhone.

The touchscreen is shattered as well as the back, so the only way for McKinney to use the phone is with a Bluetooth headset. He does intend to get it fixed though.

I wish the video was recording to see what that looked like. Any similar stories you care to share?

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  • S1N1STERjoker

    I once traveled back in time to the cretaceous with dinosaurs and my iPhone 4 fell out of my pocket too and when I came back to the present I checked the same place I was when I was back in time and my iPhone was still there only thing was a scratch on the camera lense from a T-Rex or volosoraptor I believe and it still worked

  • S1N1STERjoker

    I once traveled back in time to the cretaceous with dinosaurs and my iPhone 4 fell out of my pocket too and when I came back to the present I checked the same place I was when I was back in time and my iPhone was still there only thing was a scratch on the camera lense from a T-Rex or volosoraptor I believe and it still worked

  • That’s what the back of my iPhone 4 looked like when I dropped it–from 3 feet. 

  • That’s what the back of my iPhone 4 looked like when I dropped it–from 3 feet. 

  • That’s what the back of my iPhone 4 looked like when I dropped it–from 3 feet. 

  • That’s what the back of my iPhone 4 looked like when I dropped it–from 3 feet. 

  • That’s what the back of my iPhone 4 looked like when I dropped it–from 3 feet. 

  • That’s what the back of my iPhone 4 looked like when I dropped it–from 3 feet. 

  • That’s what the back of my iPhone 4 looked like when I dropped it–from 3 feet. 

  • Bob

    doesnt look like it survived to me

  • Bob

    doesnt look like it survived to me

  • Suman

    this isn’t news.. if the iPhone can survive a fall at terminal velocity, then it can survive a fall at any height above that which it fell from with terminal velocity. 

    lol jk, thats cool

  • Suman

    this isn’t news.. if the iPhone can survive a fall at terminal velocity, then it can survive a fall at any height above that which it fell from with terminal velocity. 

    lol jk, thats cool

  • Suman

    this isn’t news.. if the iPhone can survive a fall at terminal velocity, then it can survive a fall at any height above that which it fell from with terminal velocity. 

    lol jk, thats cool

  • Suman

    this isn’t news.. if the iPhone can survive a fall at terminal velocity, then it can survive a fall at any height above that which it fell from with terminal velocity. 

    lol jk, thats cool

  • Anonymous

    lol

  • Anonymous

    lol

  • Anonymous

    lol

  • Anonymous

    I think it depends on what angle it landed. I dropped mmine once when I was going to put it back to my pouch on the belt and landed on a stone tile. No scratch except a 1 mm noticeable den at the bottom corner of the front glass.

  • Anonymous

    I think it depends on what angle it landed. I dropped mmine once when I was going to put it back to my pouch on the belt and landed on a stone tile. No scratch except a 1 mm noticeable den at the bottom corner of the front glass.

  • Anonymous

    I think it depends on what angle it landed. I dropped mmine once when I was going to put it back to my pouch on the belt and landed on a stone tile. No scratch except a 1 mm noticeable den at the bottom corner of the front glass.

  • Kirk

    So much WIN written all over this article…. And apple gets free PR.

  • Kirk

    So much WIN written all over this article…. And apple gets free PR.

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