iPhone survives 1,000 foot drop from an Air Force plane
Okay, how impressive is it that U.S. Air Force Combat Controller Ron Walker's iPhone 4 survived a 1,000 foot drop from an airplane without a scratch on it?
He and a friend later used Find my iPhone and some ATVs to hunt down his iPhone 4. He did have a Griffin Motif TPU case and an aftermarket metal backing (so my worries about the glass back haven't been alleviated!), but that's still very impressive.
What's the worst fall your iPhone 4 has survived unscathed?
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He thought "Well I guess..." instead of "OMG..." or some other form of exclamation!
It fell 1,000 feet, from an airplane...onto a bed of feathers.
The question is not: "What's the worst fall your iPhone 4 fell unscathed?", but why is Tipb posting this?
To me this sounds like an Army Jumpmaster doing what we do best. 130kts, 1000ft, doing his PWAC and final clear to the rear at the 30 sec mark. I'm gonna go ahead and say c130 and I'll also go out on a limb and say sicily drop zone at fort Bragg! Lots of soft soft sand there, phone could easily survive, once the phone hit terminal velocity it hit terminal velocity. Whether it was 1000ft or 13,500 ft.
I've since then had a 3G and a 3GS and now a 4 and even though some of those devices (the 4 not so much) have been dropped a few times none ever cracked or shattered or took any significant damage…
I believe it happened. Just one of those freaky things.
My iphone 4 fell from the arm rest of the sofa on to my mac pro on my lap and thier was a chunk of glass out of it. O, O i know, it must had a parachute. Pleasseee.
Second, can I get a signal on a place accessed by an ATV (might be a jungle)?
As for the article... it's believable, but I kinda wish he was recording a video at the time, that'd make it better
webOS > iOS
(and all you doubting fanboys better USE webOS before you dis)