Woman says she dropped iPhone 2,500 feet out of a plane, found it intact – CNET
Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives.
Not much can survive a fall from 2,500 feet.
Even skydivers need parachute — or.
You certainly wouldn’t expect anto be anything other than a smashed collection of metal and glass if it fell that far.
However, Jeannine Buck from British Columbia, Canada says her iPhone can do things others might not.
As the Abbotsford News reports, Buck says she dropped her phone out the window of a Cessna in which she was a passenger last Monday night.
She was flying around taking pictures out the window when the wind slipped it from her grasp.
She says she saw it hitting tree branches in the park below which, perhaps, gave her hope.
A few hours later, she persuaded a friend to offer his phone and its Find My iPhone app in order to search for hers.
It helped that her phone has a distinctive ringtone — Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay.”
She says she found it in the park and even posted a picture to her Facebook page to prove she wasn’t making it all up.
The screen wasn’t cracked and the rest of the phone only had slight damage.
The phone, she said, worked just fine.
Buck didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. She has, however, retired Redding from his duties.
“I had just changed the ringtone [that] morning from ‘Stayin’ Alive,'” she told the Abbotsford News. “I’ve since changed in back in honor of the phone’s will to live.”
Naturally, she describes it as “a miracle.”
Perhaps, though, she may have been fortunate in that the phone enjoyed a relatively soft landing in the trees, as opposed to the harder one it would have endured if it had fallen directly on the ground.
Unless, of course, hers is a very special iPhone.
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