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(KSL Salt Lake City)   The iPhone has unofficially been drop tested from 2,000 feet. Recommended to ensure it lands in snow or something of similar elasticity to replicate the results   (ksl.com) divider line 27
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2013-02-02 07:28:25 AM
I'm pretty sure that this is how The Thing started.
 
2013-02-02 08:24:29 AM
It has been done before.  Nothing to see here.  But I did once drop a Nalgene bottle from 110 feet up.  Oopsie!  It bounced.
 
2013-02-02 10:12:55 AM
iPhone? Pfft. I only use Samsung. When I see an iPhone user, I mock them. I laugh at their inferior phone. They can't handle a real phone. No phone handler them! I deride their phone handling ability!
 
2013-02-02 10:19:14 AM
If this is true, why do most people have some horrible rubber "protector" on theirs?
 
2013-02-02 11:53:21 AM
But if you drop it in molten lava, let it go, man, because it's gone.
 
2013-02-02 12:13:20 PM
These test always crack me up.  No one is impressed by a 15M drop, but 650M elicits a mediagasm when both yield the same result.
 
2013-02-02 12:14:02 PM

Ed Finnerty: If this is true, why do most people have some horrible rubber "protector" on theirs?


He had to hike through thigh deep snow to get to it, maybe it landed in snow that deep as well.

I have a couple friends with cracked iphone screens and another with a cracked ipad screen.  All of those falls were under 4 ft.
 
2013-02-02 12:20:10 PM
Wife mishandled our iPad down the stairs of our house. Screen is completely messed up with cracks.
 
2013-02-02 12:21:44 PM
I-phone Subby?
 
2013-02-02 12:33:11 PM
It landed in a pile of snow. How is this news?

Ya ya, Not news, etc.
 
2013-02-02 12:39:55 PM
I thought iPhones were notoriously fragile.
 
2013-02-02 12:57:41 PM

bifford: I thought iPhones were notoriously fragile.


Not really. They can take a bit of a beating, at least mine can. I don't even have a case for it.

I guess it depends on how it lands.
 
2013-02-02 12:58:48 PM

Tenatra: Ed Finnerty: If this is true, why do most people have some horrible rubber "protector" on theirs?

He had to hike through thigh deep snow to get to it, maybe it landed in snow that deep as well.

I have a couple friends with cracked iphone screens and another with a cracked ipad screen.  All of those falls were under 4 ft.




My sisters cracked after a particularly devastating fall onto the carpet
 
2013-02-02 01:01:06 PM
Little known to most people, an iphone has catlike skills.

If you drop it from only a few floors, or even feet, you may will kill it.

However if you drop it from ten floors or more, it will self adjust and likely land safely.

/Please do not drop it in remote regions in Australia. An Aboriginal Australian clan may find it, it will cause discord in that clan and one member will have to go walkabout to throw it over the edge of the earth back to the gods.  However comical situations will be one good side-effect.
 
2013-02-02 01:24:05 PM

Ed Finnerty: If this is true, why do most people have some horrible rubber "protector" on theirs?


For me, it's because the damn thing's surface is slippery.  And it cracks when it falls on concrete.
 
2013-02-02 02:14:57 PM
"i-Phone"?

Good head-line, stubby.
 
2013-02-02 02:48:42 PM

Malcolm_Sex: My sisters cracked after a particularly devastating fall onto the carpet


You know Lois I this I misunderstood when you brought up your sisters falling for carpet.
 
2013-02-02 03:48:24 PM
"It's got great detail. It shows the canyon, it shows the rock, and it shows the bush that it's next to," he said. "But there was a fire on the mountain this past summer, so not all those features are the same as what the map was showing."

Fire on the mountain
Paraglider in the air
My iPhone's in them hills
And it's waiting for me there
 
2013-02-02 04:44:07 PM

Tenatra: I have a couple friends with cracked iphone screens and another with a cracked ipad screen. All of those falls were under 4 ft.


Are you sure your friends don't just have the iPhone 5C?
 
2013-02-02 06:25:41 PM
Had to extract one from a toilet.. fell out of some woman's pants pocket and got lodged in the syphon.. couldn't snake out the toilet, plunger wouldn't work.. had to remove the toilet, dump out the water.. ran a see-snake up in there.. you could read the iPhone logo... had to snake through the outlet to dislodge it... DOA phone...
 
2013-02-02 08:31:14 PM

Enemabag Jones: /Please do not drop it in remote regions in Australia. An Aboriginal Australian clan may find it, it will cause discord in that clan and one member will have to go walkabout to throw it over the edge of the earth back to the gods. However comical situations will be one good side-effect.

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2013-02-03 12:42:58 AM
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Better give me the insurance... I'm going to beat the hell out of this thing.
 
2013-02-03 03:32:16 AM

Malcolm_Sex: Tenatra: Ed Finnerty: If this is true, why do most people have some horrible rubber "protector" on theirs?

He had to hike through thigh deep snow to get to it, maybe it landed in snow that deep as well.

I have a couple friends with cracked iphone screens and another with a cracked ipad screen.  All of those falls were under 4 ft.

My sisters cracked after a particularly devastating fall onto the carpet


I just returned from Thailand and every single person I met who had an Iphone also had a cracked screen on their Iphone.

YMMV
 
2013-02-03 03:58:34 AM

Tenatra: Ed Finnerty: If this is true, why do most people have some horrible rubber "protector" on theirs?

He had to hike through thigh deep snow to get to it, maybe it landed in snow that deep as well.

I have a couple friends with cracked iphone screens and another with a cracked ipad screen.  All of those falls were under 4 ft.


My wife broke both of her screens from drops off of tables at restaurants.  Our ipad screen broke after a fall from an end table.  I'm on my 3rd iPhone but I have yet to break it, despite not having a case and dropping them from greater heights.  I doubt they would survive my worst phone drop, though.  My old Nokia slid off my pizza box, hit a couple of concrete stairs, and then went over the edge, dropping about 10 feet onto more concrete.  I put the battery back in and it only had a small crack in the screen and some scuff marks.  I couldn't belive it.  I continued to use it for another year after that.
 
2013-02-03 04:58:22 AM

Tobin_Lam: Tenatra: Ed Finnerty: If this is true, why do most people have some horrible rubber "protector" on theirs?

He had to hike through thigh deep snow to get to it, maybe it landed in snow that deep as well.

I have a couple friends with cracked iphone screens and another with a cracked ipad screen.  All of those falls were under 4 ft.

My wife broke both of her screens from drops off of tables at restaurants.  Our ipad screen broke after a fall from an end table.  I'm on my 3rd iPhone but I have yet to break it, despite not having a case and dropping them from greater heights.  I doubt they would survive my worst phone drop, though.  My old Nokia slid off my pizza box, hit a couple of concrete stairs, and then went over the edge, dropping about 10 feet onto more concrete.  I put the battery back in and it only had a small crack in the screen and some scuff marks.  I couldn't belive it.  I continued to use it for another year after that.


Old nokias were designed for drunk people and that was what made them great. You could drop them, spill drink on them and STILL be able to ring your ex up at 2AM to tell her how everything was all your fault and did she fancy a drunken reunion.
 
2013-02-03 07:35:08 AM
I call BS> My mother dropped hers from 2 feet and the screen shattered.
 
2013-02-03 10:21:40 AM
My iPhone has hit the concrete from a a few feet up and didn't crack.  It did gouge the corner a bit.  I also dropped it on ceramic tile, which might as well be concrete, but it emerged unscathed.  I guess I am lucky so far.
 
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