Smartphone? Try BurlyPhone as iPhone Survives 2,000-Foot FallBy Steve Casimiro on February 5th, 2013
Chris Santacroce was paragliding south of Salt Lake last week when his iPhone slipped out of his pocket. He was some 2,000 feet off the deck and he didn’t even realize it had happened. “I land and I’m checking my pockets. It’s not there,” he said. But Santacroce knew about the iPhone’s tracking feature and used the “Find my iPhone” feature from his laptop when he got home, bringing up a summertime map of where his phone had landed. “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.” Santacroce drove back to the general area and started hiking in thigh-deep snow. When the sun set, he called his wife to borrow her iPhone so he could make his lost iPhone beep. That’s when he found it. More remarkable: The iPhone wasn’t dented or scratched, and it still worked perfectly. Via KSL.com.
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