Hilarious Picture Captures the Exact Moment a Skydiver Loses iPhone in Middle of Free Fall
Don’t you hate it when you’re skydiving and lose your iPhone during a free fall? OK so probably none of us can say that has happened to them, but this hilarious picture captures the exact moment of such an event occurring at some-odd thousand feet above Earth. In the picture, a skydiver named Patrick has an enormous grin on their face, completely oblivious to their iPhone drifting out of his pocket… so long iPhone, it was so nice knowing you.
But fear not! The airborne iPhone was later found and recovered with the help of Find My iPhone, the iCloud tracking service. What is just as impressive is the implication that the iPhone must have survived the impact of a free fall from thousands of feet in the air, falling all the way to the ground and landing in who knows what. And here I was thinking I was cool for recovering my iPhone from a drop in a pool…
The original picture is posted above, and we flipped it for the proper orientation (earth being on the bottom) and highlighted the iPhone flying away from the skydivers pocket in the picture below:
This image was posted to Twitter by @lloyddobbler, with the accompanying text: “My friend Patrick lost his phone this weekend. (& found it using the “Find my iPhone” app.) #skydiving”
Believe it or not, this isn’t the first time an iPhone has survived a drop while skydiving… though the last one suffered a lot of broken glass, and didn’t have such a great picture to go along with the story.
Yet another reason to set up Find My iPhone if you haven’t done so yet, particularly if you’re planning a skydiving trip.