As a tall person I know how frightening it is to drop a phone about five meters in the air. But can you imagine dropping a phone 200 times that height? Documentary maker Ernesto Galiotto’s iPhone 6s survived a fall 300 meters from an airplane, and more surprisingly, it recorded its descent for everyone to enjoy.
First reported by Brazilian publication G1 and picked up by 9to5Mac, Galiotto stuck his iPhone 6s out of an airplane window to take aerial photos of a beach in Rio de Janeiro. He accidentally dropped the phone because … it’s blowing up there.
But filmmaker Galiotto believed he could save the device. When he checked the Find My Phone app, he discovered that the iPhone 6s was still on and sitting in the middle of a beach in Cabo Frio. It got a minor scratch, but it survived the fall and still works thanks to a silicone case and screen protector (the gritty crash site probably helped too).
You can see the iPhone 6s drop nearly 300 meters in the video above, which also features cockpit footage from when Galiotto dropped his phone. Surprisingly, this isn’t the first time a phone (or camera) has fallen from an airplane and can tell the story.
Source: G1 via 9to5Mac