July 19, 2011
In the end, it didn’t look pretty, but an iPhone 4 fell 13,500 feet and survived, according to news first reported by CNN. Already cracked after his 2-year-old knocked it off a bathroom shelf, Jarrod McKinney’s iPhone took the plunge literally recently when it fell out of its owners pocket during a skydiving drop. However, even though the handset’s glass was completely broken, the iDevice still worked. McKinney, who is from Minnesota, found his shattered iPhone about a half-mile away from where he landed using a GPS tracking app. To confirm the iPhone still worked, Joe Johnson, McKinney’s skydiving instructor, called the shattered phone and it worked. In March, we reported that a U.S. Air Force controller accidently dropped his iPhone 1,000 feet above the ground. And in that case, just like this one, the iPhone survived. What do you think? Leave your comments below.