This iPhone Survived a 13,500-Foot Fall

The iPhone 4 may shatter too easily but apparently its guts can sustain plenty of damage, as 37-year-old Minnesotan Jarrod McKinney discovered while skydiving at 13,500 feet (4.1 kilometers).

His phone had previously shattered when his 2-year-old son dropped it from a bathroom shelf, so when it fell from 13,500 feet, he thought it would be completely destroyed. He found the device half-mile from his landing point. And if you are thinking it probably fell on soft grass after being slowed down by tree leaves, that wasn't the case.

Jarrod claims that it fell on top of a building using a GPS tracking app (presumably Apple's own Find iPhone app), so it was a hard crash. The glass back and screen were shattered, but when he showed it to the skydiving instructor and a few friends, the phone started to vibrate. Apparently, the rest of electronics inside the case were intact and fully working, so Jarrod only has to pay for a new screen. [CNN]