iPhone Recorded Its Own Fall from Airplane Over Iceland


While on an aerial photo tour over the Icelandic wilderness late last year, photographer and pilot Haukur Snorrason dropped his iPhone 6s Plus out of the plane’s window and onto the tundra below.

13 months later, the phone was recovered, revealing a video of its own fall. Fortunately for Snorrason (and the smartphone) he was only flying about 200 feet above the rivers below when the wind ripped the iPhone from his grip, but he still gave up the phone for dead. It may have landed in one of the overflowing glacial rivers below, and besides, what phone survives a 200-foot fall? Well, he shouldn’t have given up so easily.

13 months later, Snorrason received a phone call from a group of hikers who found his phone. They were able to trace it back to him because it still works, and showed up as “Haukur’s iPhone” when they plugged it into a computer. What’s more, it turns out the phone had recorded its own fall.

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