iPhone Survives 13,500 ft. Fall From Skydiver’s Pocket

Taking into consideration how flimsy mobile phones are nowadays, it’s amazing how an iPhone 4 fell 13,500 ft. from a skydiver’s pocket, landed on a factory rooftop and still managed to work.

Although the iPhone was wrecked from the exterior, the glass exterior completely shattered, the skydiver managed to receive a call.

After landing from his skydive, Jerrod McKinney realised that his phone was missing. Using the app “Find my Phone” on his iPad, he found out that his iPhone was less than a quarter mile away. Using GPS to pinpoint the location, he located his phone at the top of a factory roof. It lay there, although shattered, the electronics still functional to be found by GPS.

On the roof, to his surprise, is where his phone rang which is amazing after such a fall. Apple states that the phone has a chemically strengthened aluminosilicate glass to be 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic and scratch resistant. That still doesn’t cover how an iPhone survived such a fall.

 

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