iPod saves life of soldier!

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  1. Tom B. macrumors 65816

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    Amazing! :eek: Lucky he wasn't using a shuffle or nano. :p

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    More pictures here.

    Apparently, some Apple engineers heard about it and are making sure he gets a new iPod for free.
     
  2. Sutekidane macrumors 6502a

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    Good thing it didn't hit the battery, or else it might of blown up on him.
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    no wound???? looks like it went through the ipod pretty easily
     
  4. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    its a HP ipod, so the other guy was probably aiming for it
     
  5. zap2 macrumors 604

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    My guess it was Jobs out their hunting down all the HP iPods he can.
     
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Actually, a guy from my college was saved under similar circumstances in Iraq when the bullet hit a spare AA battery for his MP3 player (obviously not an iPod).

    rs_battery.jpg
     
  7. iSaint macrumors 603

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    That's great news as well!
     
  8. n-abounds macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe we can send them our used iPods to make up for the fact that they don't have armor. :(
     
  9. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Lucky fellow. :)

    It takes very little to deflect a bullet at times. Projectile and explosive ballistics are very a complicated and interesting study.
     
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    Does this mean my iPod is bullet proof? *constructs iPod suit*

    They should stop making iPods thinner unless the material is stronger and more bullet proof.
     
  12. Aniej macrumors 68000

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    They do have armor, it is just crappy, which is completely unacceptable. Aside from significant problem I have with the message the lack of sufficient equipment sends to our soldiers fighting in Iraq, it is unbelievable to me that a military which has for so long been focused on traditional warfare, would not be equipped with the tools which would go along with traditional warfare, i.e., basic body armor, appropriate levels of armor for their vehicles, etc.

    p.s. just to be clear, I am not saying this is traditional warfare in Iraq. I am saying that the supplies which go along with traditional warfare, which are in such demand right now, are missing, and that is a sorry state of affairs.
     
  13. DISCOMUNICATION macrumors 6502a

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  14. apple1984 macrumors member

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    Does this mean I can begin amassing my army? muhahahahahaha
    *gathers a legion of teenagers with iPods*
    Hmm. . . if only Zunes exploded on impact.
     
  15. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    How nice, it saved his life, AND he gets an upgrade from a 4G 20 GB iPod.:)
     
  16. solvs macrumors 603

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    He was also wearing armor, but if it hadn't deflected off the iPod, the bullet would have pierced it.
     
  17. zap2 macrumors 604

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    An HP iPod...kills 3 birds with 1 stone!


    1) New iPod
    2) One less HP iPod
    3) Saves his life(should that be number 1?)
     
  18. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    No matter how Apple fanatic we are, the actual lives of people come first.
     
  19. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    lucky guy.

    evidence # 1237621 that iPods saves lives.
     
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    Great story, but wtf is a soldier in a combat zone doing with an iPod while on patrol?
     
  22. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    I think so.

    Nice to hear though, anything that helps. :D
     
  23. solvs macrumors 603

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    Most of what they do there is of the hurry up and wait variety. Gotta do something to pass the time. My Buddy brought his CD player. Couldn't afford an iPod on his salary with a wife and newborn at home. :rolleyes:
     
  24. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Any mp3 player could have saved his life. It's just that the iPod is so popular, there's probably around a 75% chance of an iPod being the type of player to do it.

    So generally speaking, maybe mp3 players save lives.
     
  25. MacAnkka macrumors regular

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    The consensus among iPod fans seems to be that Zune is the size of a brick and weights like one, too. So obviously Zune would be better at deflecting bullets than an iPod, right?

    So if you are planning on going to a war any time soon, you might be better of choosing a Zune than an iPod. :p
     

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