The iPhone 6 fell from a height of approximately 984 feet.
Brazilian documentary filmmaker Ernesto Galiotto dwelled through what would be some people’s disastrous vision – making their smartphone fall down from an aeroplane. Extraordinarily enough, not only did Mr Galiotto’s iPhone withstand the drop, it even taped a video of the whole stuff.
The filmmaker and environmentalist was flying over a beach in Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro, on Friday when he put his iPhone 6S out of the little aeroplane’s window to take hold of a few resemblances, broadcasts news website “9 to 5 Mac”. Gigantic winds gave rise to drop off his phone, and Mr Galiotto initially reckoned he had sacrificed it permanently.
A video he partook on YouTube exhibits the moment when Mr Galiotto dropped off his phone. The video was captured on a camera in the cabin of the single-engine plane.
While the filmmaker initially believed he had lost his phone for good, when he utilised GPS trailing to search its site, he found that it had settled near a beach. He led the way to the site to recoup his smartphone and was shocked to behold that it had endured the 300 metres (984 feet) drop.
“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.”
Mr Galiotto found his iPhone 6 intact, with only trivial damage to the screen protector and cover.
Even more surprisingly, the phone’s in-built camera taped the fall, which remained 15 seconds.
“In 15 seconds, it [the device] hit the ground. It was about 200 meters from the water,” Mr Galiotto was quoted as saying by, “It fell with the screen down and kept filming for an hour and a half. I think the sun recharged it, because when we arrived to recover the phone, it still had a 16% charge on Saturday.”
Interestingly, this is not the initial one that an iPhone fell out of an aeroplane and withstood. It was broadcasted last year that a photographer was on an aerial trip in South Iceland when he plummeted his iPhone — also a 6s. He was able to reclaim his iPhone 13 months later after the fiasco.