If you follow the For some time now, you've certainly seen Apple gadgets going through all sorts of disasters and surviving — we have impressive falls from heights, deep-sea travel, high-speed car launches, and even passes through human digestive systems. But a story involving two Worthy Highlander Factors? This new one.
The report comes from The Next Web and revolves around the islands photographer Haukur Snorrason. Last summer, he was taking an air tour of the Skaft River to photograph the annual floods caused by melting glaciers.
At one point, Snorrason pulled his iPhone 6s Plus to film the phenomenon, but Murphy's law acted with all its might: at that very moment the plane was hit by a gust of wind and the device fell from his hand, falling from a height of over 60 meters. The photographer then said goodbye to his faithful digital companion, figuring he would never see him again in his life. He still asked a local farmer to look around the area to try to find something, but was unsuccessful.
396 days and 396 nights (or rather 13 months) passed. The intrepid iPhone 6s Plus was already a distant memory in Snorrason's memory when the unlikely happened: the photographer received a call informing him that his old device had been found. Yes: After more than a year out in the wild in Iceland, the smartphone has been found alive by a group of trekkers.
According to Snorrason, the luck of the iPhone was that it landed in a very thick area of moss, which softened the impact of the fall. The device fell down with the screen facing down and had a plastic case protecting its housing, which must have protected it from the harsh nature of nature is worth remembering that, unlike its successors, the iPhone 6s carries no certificate of water resistance. or dust.
The photographer stated that the device still works almost perfectly: it is still possible to send photos and videos of it (such as the footage of the fall, which can be seen on TNW), but the microphone seems to have been compromised: when making a call, the person on the other side can't hear you, says Snorrason.
What's the lesson of all this? Well, obvious: The next time you're planning to drop your phone, make sure it falls from a height of 60 meters straight into a thick layer of moss islands, rather than letting it hit hard surfaces. Let's be aware, guys.