Paraglider finds iPhone unscathed after 2000ft. drop

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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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    'Slipped out of his pocket' my ass. He was probably checking facebook.
     
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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
     
  5. syd430, Feb 2, 2013
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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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    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.
     
  7. macrumors 601

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    who wants to try that again, to confirm. :rolleyes:
     
  8. 2IS
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    A "droid" is an actual phone model made my Motorola. "Android" is the operating system.
     
  9. macrumors 65816

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    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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    Mine fell 12" last night and the screen shattered.

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

    Next time get a good case!
     
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    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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