Paraglider finds iPhone unscathed after 2000ft. drop

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SLC Flyfishing, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65816

    SLC Flyfishing

    Nov 19, 2007
    Portland, OR
  2. 7thson, Feb 1, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2013

    macrumors 6502


    May 13, 2012
    Six Rivers, CA
    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.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 24, 2011
    'Slipped out of his pocket' my ass. He was probably checking facebook.
  4. macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2013
    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
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 2, 2013


    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
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2010
    United States of America
    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

    Aug 27, 2012
  8. 2IS
    macrumors 68030

    Jan 9, 2011
    A "droid" is an actual phone model made my Motorola. "Android" is the operating system.
  9. macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2013
    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?
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2010
    Parts Unknown
    Mine fell 12" last night and the screen shattered.

    Obviously I was dropping it wrong. :rolleyes:
  11. macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2013
    Wow I hope you have insurance because the part alone is grossly overpriced.

    Next time get a good case!
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2010
    Parts Unknown
    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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