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Take that, Galaxy S5: iPhone survives being dropped while skydiving

Find My iPhone Skydiving Incident

In case you plan to go skydiving in your friends and for some reason you’ll want to pull out your iPhone after you have jumped off the plane, then you really need to know what happened to @lloyddobbler’s friend Patrick, who’s both a skydiver and an iPhone user.

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Patrick had his iPhone in his hands before he opened the parachute only to drop it from what looks like quite a considerable altitude, and @lloyddobbler was lucky enough to capture one of the best photos ever – the moment his friend actually dropped the device.

Even more interestingly, the handset, which did not have a protective case on top, survived the massive drop and was later retrieved by Patrick with help of the handy Find My iPhone application.

The lesson is clear that if you ever go skydiving with your handset, make sure you hold on to it if you wamt to use it in the air. As a backup, you should also activate Find My iPhone before the jump if it’s not already running to protect you from losing your handset. And in case your iPhone ends up in water, this handy guide might help you save its life later.

Meanwhile, the picture that shows Patrick’s “blissful ignorance of the moment” in which he lost his phone follows below.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.