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Old Dec 11, 2012, 09:46 AM   #26
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To be fair, he never said he didn't notice it. Have you ever run on a treadmill? An iPhone hanging from your ears will easily bounce around 20+ times in a matter of seconds going 7mph. Anyway, most treadmills these days are coated in rubber and plastic. Banging around on that isn't what surprises me. Im shocked there were no scuffs after being launched off the belt.
My thoughts exactly.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 09:58 AM   #27
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every white ip5 i seen yet has the back chrome apple symbol scratched.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 09:59 AM   #28
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Those that have reported dropping a new, expensive iPhone multiple times during its short life might want to be checked out by a neurologist. Just sayin'.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 10:05 AM   #29
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The treadmill surface is padded rubber.

This is akin to bragging: "I dropped my iphone onto soft padded foam. It bounced around a million times! Not one scratch! Conclusion: iphone is built like a tank!"

Great logic, sherlock.
You think it stayed on the treadmill?
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 12:22 PM   #30
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To be fair, he never said he didn't notice it. Have you ever run on a treadmill? An iPhone hanging from your ears will easily bounce around 20+ times in a matter of seconds going 7mph. Anyway, most treadmills these days are coated in rubber and plastic. Banging around on that isn't what surprises me. Im shocked there were no scuffs after being launched off the belt.
Well, the one thing the 5 has going for it, is it's so light you might not notice it fall and when it does, it doesn't hit very hard because it's so light.

Still, the OPs story flys (no pun intended) in the face of all the other reports of how delicate the 5 is. I say lucky bounce.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 12:51 PM   #31
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I did a 1500ft drop test with my iPhone 5 using a rocket and it survived the fall with no more than a cracked screen...
I'll try that myself. Did you use scotch tape to tie it up to the rocket? I'll use the scotch tape on the screen to protect it.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 05:55 PM   #32
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You think it stayed on the treadmill?
No. But often times the floor beneath the treadmill is also a rubberized pad or carpet so it can absorb vibrations.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 06:44 PM   #33
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No. But often times the floor beneath the treadmill is also a rubberized pad or carpet so it can absorb vibrations.
Exactly. My gym has rubberized pad flooring. All depends on the type of surface his phone landed on.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 06:53 PM   #34
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In other words, OP wanted everyone to know he worked out
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No. But often times the floor beneath the treadmill is also a rubberized pad or carpet so it can absorb vibrations.
I believe he said it landed on the TILE floor didn't he?



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In other words, OP wanted everyone to know he worked out
Wow the Internet sure invites people to say rude, pointless things.

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Old Dec 12, 2012, 07:10 PM   #36
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I didn't have a scratch on my 4 for 2 years but I somehow managed to put about 4 large scratches on the screen on my 5 already even though I handled it the same way. I also got a huge ding on top of the phone when It fell from a few inches on a sharp metal edge. I am not complaining though, this was surely my fault.
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I believe he said it landed on the TILE floor didn't he?
Slid onto the tiles, not landed. We have a wood floor in our gym, but each treadmill sits on top of a mat which is maybe 5-6 inches on either side of the machine. I am just saying, if it landed just right, I don't doubt the story is true.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 07:33 PM   #38
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Slid onto the tiles, not landed. We have a wood floor in our gym, but each treadmill sits on top of a mat which is maybe 5-6 inches on either side of the machine. I am just saying, if it landed just right, I don't doubt the story is true.
Okay, slid. I still think it's pretty good, for a naked iPhone, and wonder why people are posting such doubt. Why would someone make this up?

When MINE (ip4s) flew off the treadmill it landed well past the little mat. my otterbox cracked. My iphone was fine.
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Okay, slid. I still think it's pretty good, for a naked iPhone, and wonder why people are posting such doubt. Why would someone make this up?

When MINE (ip4s) flew off the treadmill it landed well past the little mat. my otterbox cracked. My iphone was fine.
It's the internet. People post doubt about everything. That is why I walk around video taping my life. This way, if something cool happens, I can post proof of it for all the naysayers.

In all seriousness though, this single instance isn't proof that the iPhone 5 is any more or less durable than any other device. Hell, people are seeing it bend in their back pockets. And while I wouldn't recommending sitting on ANY phone, this phone is the first I have heard of with that problem.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 07:47 PM   #40
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It's the internet. People post doubt about everything. That is why I walk around video taping my life. This way, if something cool happens, I can post proof of it for all the naysayers.

In all seriousness though, this single instance isn't proof that the iPhone 5 is any more or less durable than any other device. Hell, people are seeing it bend in their back pockets. And while I wouldn't recommending sitting on ANY phone, this phone is the first I have heard of with that problem.
Nope, I will keep mine in its case, thanks. Wonder if that would help with bending.

Just marveling once again at how folks choose to reply.

the "pics or it aint true" meme isn't my favorite I guess.
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I hope it's true.. that would be great news
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