Paraglider's iPhone survives 2,000-foot drop unscathed

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  • CARL South Salt Lake, UT
    Feb. 5, 2013 4:18 p.m.

    It landed in the snow. Different story if it was found on the plowed parking lot.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Feb. 5, 2013 2:09 p.m.

    I suspect Iphones, and indeed all kinds of gadgets, survive equally amazing falls and smacks every day. I imagine an iphone reaches terminal velocity long before it falls 2000 feet, so it could have fallen another 20,000 feet in similar circumstances and landed unharmed. A lot more of the success of this particular incident would have to do with what it landed on, whether it had a good case on it, etc.

  • Open Minded Mormon Everett, 00
    Feb. 5, 2013 2:06 p.m.

    Now, if they could only make it not break when you put it in your back pocket,
    or drop it on the sidewalk or in toilet.

  • AZKID Mapleton, UT
    Feb. 5, 2013 1:21 p.m.

    Chris Dude! You really ought to sell this story to Apple! This has coolness at every level. You'll be the star of their next Superbowl commercial...maybe even be the juice that drives their stock price back up!

    Can I be your agent?!

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 5, 2013 1:02 p.m.

    Apple is the bomb! (literally)