iPhone plunges to ground from 40 stories up, survives without a scratch, records video all the way down

“Photographer Catalin Marin was taking photos of Dubai’s sunrise from the top of a building when he accidentally dropped his iPhone from the roof—and the device captured its entire 40 story plunge on video,” Reem Nasr reports for CNBC.

“”Amazingly the phone was without a scratch and on top of everything it captured the whole fall on video as I was filming at the moment I dropped it,” Marin wrote in a blog post,” Nasr reports.

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Catalin Marin writes, “Unfortunately the shoot was cut unexpectedly short when I managed to drop my phone from the roof all the way to the ground (40 stories) and I had to go find it! Amazingly the phone was without a scratch and on top of everything it captured the whole fall on video as I was filming at the moment I dropped it.”

Full article here.

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    1. Yes indeed! I only learned about this last month:

      Terminal velocity

      As the speed of an object increases, the drag force acting on the object, resultant of the substance (e.g., air or water) it is passing through, increases. At some speed, the drag or force of resistance will equal the gravitational pull on the object (buoyancy is considered below). At this point the object ceases to accelerate and continues falling at a constant speed called terminal velocity (also called settling velocity). An object moving downward with greater than terminal velocity (for example because it was thrown downwards or it fell from a thinner part of the atmosphere or it changed shape) will slow down until it reaches terminal velocity. Drag depends on the projected area, and this is why objects with a large projected area relative to mass, such as parachutes, have a lower terminal velocity than objects with a small projected area relative to mass, such as bullets.

      The spinning of the iPhone demonstrates the redirection of falling energy into spinning energy which itself creates further air resistance. It would be fun to know the final speed of the iPhone when it hit ground as well as the spinning speed.

  1. The dumb shit. I always have a fear (minor) that when I am walking near a skyscraper some dumbs will somehow drop something from above and it slams into someone form below. This idiot confirms that there are morons who are capable of doing this. He should be fined!!!!!

    If it was an iPhone 6, I wonder if it was bent??? :0)

  2. I have no need for a smart phone. If I did, it would be an iPhone. I do, however, have a Samsung flip phone. One day I was getting out of my employers one ton Ford flatbed and my phone fell on the ground, popped open and was run over by the rear wheels as my employer left. Amazingly the phone still worked. The battery life was shortened, but a new battery corrected that problem. That was five years ago and it still works. So hooray for all phones that can take a licking and keep on ticking.

  3. I call BS! I dropped my iPhone 6 Plus one week after I got it before I was able to get a case for it. I dropped it approximately 1 foot off the garage floor I was sitting on a step. It cracked the left hand corner near the audio jack.

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