Mar25 | 2011
categories: In The News | tags: ,

1,000 feet and dropping

Here’s a fun story from TUAW that has been making the rounds…

One week ago (on March 16), U.S. Air Force Combat Controller Ron Walker¬†stuck his body out of a plane’s open door to look for landmarks as the plane sped through the air at 130 knots (about 150 mph), about 1,000 feet above the ground.

As he did so, the Velcro seal on his pocket flew open, and out popped his iPhone. Airman Walker could do nothing but watch it fall away from the plane; he assumed it was lost forever, not to mention destroyed by the fall (for reference, that drop is roughly equivalent to tossing a phone off of a 90-story skyscraper).

They later found the iPhone using the Find My iPhone app, the best part is that it was unscathed. Luckily, the iPhone 4 was safely wrapped in our Motif case.

Just in case this happens again, we’ve sent Staff Sergeant Walker Survivor, our strongest iPhone case. You can read more about the story on iLounge.

Here are some of the tests we’ve been doing to Survivor that YOU submitted

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