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Old Feb 2, 2013, 12:19 AM   #1
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Paraglider finds iPhone unscathed after 2000ft. drop

This was a pretty amazing story, the guy was lucky to be able to find the phone, much less in working condition. (from my old hometown's local news):

http://www.ksl.com/?sid=23935253&nid...&s_cid=queue-2
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 12:32 AM   #2
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I'm figuring it was a 5 he dropped. They're pretty light. The iPhones terminal velocity probably was minor enough and the snow soft enough to make for a "soft" landing. If the snow had iced over or worse the phone had hit a rock, there wouldn't have been a story to write about, just another busted phone. The stars lined up for this guy this time.

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Old Feb 2, 2013, 07:45 AM   #3
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'Slipped out of his pocket' my ass. He was probably checking facebook.
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 08:24 AM   #4
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I love how the article said "Droids and galaxies" seems they are one of the fee people that knows a galaxy s III isn't a droid
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 08:42 AM   #5
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Lucky it wasn't a Nokia otherwise it would have left a crater in the ground

Edit: also, I bet it didn't survive with atleast a few scuffs. #scuffgate

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Old Feb 2, 2013, 08:57 AM   #6
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I love how the article said "Droids and galaxies" seems they are one of the fee people that knows a galaxy s III isn't a droid
Then what is? What makes a "droid" a "droid". The fact that it has Android is good enough for me. I know that it was a marketing thing for VZW a few years ago but it appears that it has stuck to all of them. I don't see it as a bad thing.
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 12:49 PM   #7
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who wants to try that again, to confirm.
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Then what is? What makes a "droid" a "droid". The fact that it has Android is good enough for me. I know that it was a marketing thing for VZW a few years ago but it appears that it has stuck to all of them. I don't see it as a bad thing.
A "droid" is an actual phone model made my Motorola. "Android" is the operating system.
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 02:23 PM   #9
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A "droid" is an actual phone model made my Motorola. "Android" is the operating system.
Actually it's a line of phones on verizon.

There are Droids, EVOs, Galaxy S's, Optimus, but they aren't the same thing.


Macs and Windows boxes are all Pc's but you don't call a windows box a mac or vice versa do you?
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 07:54 AM   #10
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Mine fell 12" last night and the screen shattered.

Obviously I was dropping it wrong.
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Mine fell 12" last night and the screen shattered.

Obviously I was dropping it wrong.
Wow I hope you have insurance because the part alone is grossly overpriced.

Next time get a good case!
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Wow I hope you have insurance because the part alone is grossly overpriced.

Next time get a good case!
I haven't found any cases that do not take away the natural beauty of the phone, so I choose to go naked. I also chose to direct the money I would have spent on cases into insurance. So it is covered. Thankfully.
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