iPhone 14 Plus airlifted to rescue using a MagSafe Duo charger

Someone holding an iPhone 14 Plus in Blue
Someone holding an iPhone 14 Plus in Blue (Image credit: Apple)

Well, that's one use for the MagSafe Duo charger I don't think any of us anticipated.

Have you ever dropped your iPhone into a hard-to-reach place and struggled to get it back? That happened to one guy and, with the help of MagSafe, they were able to get their phone back.

As spotted by AppleInsider, YouTuber David Cogen was in a bar when, accidentally, of course, he dropped his new iPhone 14 Plus and, to his horror, it fell in such a way that it went right through the floorboards and landed underneath the floor in the establishment.

While the floorboards were separated enough to fit a phone through, it was not separated enough to reach through to retrieve the phone. That's when David and his friends came up with the idea to use the MagSafe Duo charger as a retrieval device. Incredibly, it worked, and David got his phone back.

You can watch the entire process of him attempting to get the phone, MagSafe and all, in his post on Twitter below:

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I've seen some iPhone retrievals before, especially ones where someone finds it scuba diving to the bottom of a lake to find it. I think I've even seen one where a dolphin or a whale brought someone's iPhone back to them from the depths.

This one, however, is the closest thing I've seen to the kids from the Sandlot trying to use a K'NEX set to get their baseball back from The Beast. This was some clever engineering and, thanks to Apple bringing MagSafe to the iPhone, someone got their iPhone back from what may have been otherwise oblivion.

The MagSafe Duo charger allows users to charge both their iPhone and Apple Watch (or AirPods) at the same time. It's commonly used as a travel charger for people who don't want to carry separate cables for all of their devices.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.