The best iPhone story!!

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  1. punitnaker macrumors regular

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    The most amazing thing happened at work today. A friend of mine was going out for lunch and walked into the lift (elevator) writing a text on his iPhone 3GS.

    Some how he dropped it and it bounced around in slow motion a couple of time and slide into the gap between the lift and the doors!! The phone plummets 3 storeys into the basement!

    The guy was nearly in tears while he told the security guard downstairs and they organised an engineer to come out to get it out.

    A couple of hours later, the security guard comes back with the iPhone in ONE PIECE!. There were some minor scratches but it appears to be in full working condition.

    I've never heard an iPhone survive a 3 STOREY DROP! Has anyone got any other dropped and survived stories?
     
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  3. Cynikal.Mindset macrumors 6502a

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    I do believe at the bottom of some elevator shafts there is rubber foam padding of some sort...maybe this one did
     
  4. esadb macrumors 65816

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    thats the best part of the story. ERTW
     
  5. MassiveAttack macrumors 6502a

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    Good story, too bad iPhone 4 cant even survive a 3 foot drop. It's glass is so cheap that it breaks if you look at it the wrong way. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Tito Georgie macrumors 6502

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    Definitely the best iPhone story I was SO ENTERTAINED OMG!




    not really. -_-
     
  7. orange42 macrumors 6502a

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    I feel like I remember someone else saying a story about an iPhone falling between the cracks of an elevator as well? Lucky.
     
  8. iLoveMyApple macrumors 6502a

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    I would need a new pair of underwear if my phone fell through the gap in the elevator. That would scare the crap out of me!
     
  9. kolax macrumors G3

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    I've dropped a quid through the door gap in my university library's lift. They were very unhelpful, and an engineer coming out to retrieve it was out of the question.

    That was my bus fare home..
     
  10. SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816

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    nah...just good old American cement down there...sometimes exposed rebar
     
  11. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    I think the plastic back of the previous iPhones does a pretty decent job of absorbing shocks. I've dropped mine quite a bit with no issues.
     
  12. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    I don't think this took place in America.
     
  13. Sherifftruman macrumors 6502

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    Well, each door assembly sticks into the shaft a couple of inches on each floor, so it is possible and more than likely that the phone hit the shaftwall and some doors on the way down which would have slowed the fall each time, so it did not fall straight down and hit.
     
  14. analytical44 macrumors regular

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    Lol. This made me laugh.
     
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  17. Aaron1021 macrumors member

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    I agree, this is what I was going to say as well.
     
  18. liamkp macrumors 68020

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    Uhhmmmm... Good story, but im sure it wouldnt have survived a straight vertical fall of 3 storys without some interruption.
     
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    A squid minus the s?
     
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