iPhone 4 survives fall from skydiver’s pocket
(CNN) — Jarrod McKinney’s iPhone 4 — a notoriously fragile device — cracked when his 2-year-old knocked it off a bathroom shelf.
“I was like, ‘Man! That’s all it takes to crack the glass?’ ” he said.
So it’s easy to see why McKinney, a 37-year-old in Minnesota, would be “just absolutely shocked” when that same phone survived a fall from his pocket — while he was skydiving from 13,500 feet.
He found the gadget, its glass surfaces shattered, on top of a building about a half-mile away from where he landed with his parachute.
Joe Johnson, a skydiving instructor, said he and a few friends watched from the ground below the two-story building as McKinney raised the phone above his head in triumph after he located it using a GPS tracking app.
Just to be funny, Johnson decided to call the busted phone.
He didn’t expect the call to go through. But it did.
McKinney felt the phone vibrate and started laughing.
Followup story: Man lacerates fingers attempting to use iPhone4!