Apple devices are not really known for being strong and dependable, especially some of the older iPhones. Though the company’s smartphones can sustain a little bit of damage, it is hard to imagine an iPhone staying intact after a serious accident.
That’s exactly what happened to Brazilian documentary filmmaker Ernesto Galiotto, who dropped his iPhone 6s from 2,000 feet up in the sky, and not only did his iPhone survive, it recorded the whole fall down.
iPhone 6s falls out of a plane 2,000 feet up in the air, survives, and records its fall
As reported by G1, a Brazilian documentary filmmaker Ernesto Galiotto was filming in a small plane and took out his iPhone 6s to capture some photos. However, he accidentally lost his grip and the phone dropped out of the window, falling to the ground. Galiotto expected that the fall would be the end of his iPhone, but as he soon found out that was not the case.
Not only did the phone survive, but its built-in camera also recorded everything. The filmmaker thought he would try to recover his phone and to his surprise, the Find My app showed that the phone was still on and located in the middle of a beach. He then went to the suggested location to retrieve the iPhone, and it was still there, nearly intact.
“I had faith that I would recover it. I thought, ‘If it didn’t fall in the water, we’ll find it. For a few meters I could have hit a person — and, at that height I was flying, 2,000 feet, it was going to be a tragedy, can you imagine? But it wasn’t a tragedy, it had many emotions.”
The iPhone 6s survived the fall from the plane with only a few scratches. The device was protected only by a silicone case and a screen protector. “It’s something that, if you tell someone, they won’t believe,” the filmmaker said.
You can view the full footage of Galiotto’s iPhone falling from the plane in the original report.