Texas man finds his iPhone that fell 9,300 feet from plane – it still works!

“After falling 9,300 feet from a Beechcraft Bonanza airplane, a lost iPhone not only reported its location but laid out a map where owner Ben Wilson could find it,” Judith McGinnis reports for The Times Record News. “Even better, it could still make and receive calls. ‘It was by the side of the road south of Jacksboro, under a mesquite tree,’ said Wilson, chuckling. ‘The donkey pointed out where it was.'”

“It is a real Texas story. Monday afternoon Wilson, owner of Gas Corp. of America and pilot Will Warnock were on their way back from Houston to Kickapoo Airport when pressure change caused a door latch on the passenger side to give way by 3 inches,” McGinnis reports. “‘The pressure popped and a newspaper flew out but I didn’t see the phone go. After we got back I looked for it on the floor (of the plane) and in my briefcase but couldn’t find it,’ Wilson said.”

McGinnis reports, “‘It was in one piece, scratched a bit on the corners but it still worked,’ said Wilson, as surprised as he was happy about the durable mophie battery charger case. ‘It hit the corners a bit and but it’s just fine,’ said Kidwell. ‘The only missing part is the battery.’”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: For an iPhone plus a Mophie battery case, a mere 9,300 feet is nothing!

Not that it didn’t “bend,” either.

iPhone 4 plunges 1,000 feet from airplane – still works perfectly – March 23, 2011

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Dan K.,” “Gumby” and “Edward W.” for the heads up.]


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  2. Come on Apple! When are you going to add terminal velocity to your specification pages? It’s about time the poor engineer that has to calculate this for every Apple device finally gets his do.

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