Man’s iPhone survives huge drop from plane – and records its terrifying plunge to Earth

AN iPhone 6s that was dropped from a plane survived the fall with just a few scratches and even captured a video on the way down.

The iPhone fall was a complete accident as filmmaker Ernesto Galiotto tried to capture a video out of a plane widow in Brazil.

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Galiotto was taking pictures and videos out the plane window just before the fall

According to Brazilian news outlet G1, Galiotto was in the passenger seat of a small plane flying over a beach in Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro.

The inside of the plane had a camera so the shocking footage was soon uploaded to YouTube and Galiotto explained the scary situation.

Luckily, no one was hurt by the falling iPhone.

It was later found using GPS.

The YouTube video caption states: “During a flight over Praia do Peró, in Cabo Frio / RJ, the cell phone of environmentalist Ernesto Galiotto plummeted down the window and filmed the entire fall.

“The most interesting thing is [it] was on until the next day, almost 12h straight.

“And it was found thanks to the GPS service.”

The filmmaker had been flying for a work project.

He dropped the phone from 300 metres.

It only took 15 seconds to hit the ground and was very fortunate not to fall in any water.

Considering a lot of people break their phone just by dropping it on the floor from their hand, the survival of this iPhone 6s is very impressive.

iPhone tricks to try today

Here are some of the best…

  • Typing cursor – When typing, hold down the space bar to turn your keyboard into a trackpad, letting you move around words and sentences more easily
  • Close all Safari tabs – To do this in one go, simply hold the overlapped squares in the bottom right-hand corner, and press close all tabs
  • Delete lots of photos quickly – Hold down on a photo and then drag your finger diagonally in Photos to select lots of images at once, then hit delete
  • Convert currency quickly – Swipe down from the top of your Home screen (or swipe left to right on an iPhone X), then tap in the bar and type a currency (like $200) and it will automatically covert to your local currency
  • Check if you’re due a battery upgrade – Batteries inside smartphones degrade over time. Just go to Settings > Battery > Battery Health, and check out the Maximum Capacity reading. Generally a battery is considered worn when you’re down to 80% capacity. If you’re below, you can buy a battery swap from Apple
  • Move apps around faster – Hold an app until it starts wiggling, then (while still holding) tap other apps, causing them to stack so you can move them around easier

In other news, Instagram has added a new Vanish Mode that lets you send self-deleting texts.

Google warned users that billions of passwords – and hundreds of thousands of username and password combinations – have been hacked.

And, check out our iPhone 12 review.

What do you make of this iPhone’s impressive fall? Let us know in the comments…


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