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.”

 
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31 Comments

    1. Those numbers do not look right. If time is 10 s, then using same assumption (falling in vacuum) give 1610 ft drop. If you assume 12 ft per floor, it was about 480 ft drop, so average speed was about 48 ft/s, not 322 ft/s. The iPhone hit its terminal velocity within first 2 s of its fall. I guess for iPhone after 5 floors (60 ft), additional floors do not affect the impact force.

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