Remember, that one time, when you dropped your phone from 3 feet above the ground and it totally shattered? Well, apparently the trick is to drop the phone from 2,500 feet to ensure that it won’t be damaged.
Jeannine Buck of Abbottsford, B.C., was taking pictures from a Cessna airplane above Vancouver’s Stanley Park last week when she lost her grip on her iPhone and watched it tumble into the trees far below.
On Aug. 1, Buck shared images on Facebook of her sightseeing trip above Vancouver. Shots of the city and the natural surroundings below are in a post in which she wrote, “Such a great evening and an epic BC day.”
Sometime after those pictures were taken, Buck’s iPhone went bye bye.
“My first thought was: ‘What? Did that really just happen?” she said in a story in the Abbottsford News.
Early in the morning on Aug. 2, her next Facebook post reports that she found her phone in the “middle of the forest in Stanley Park.” Alerts can be seen on the uncracked screen, which reads 10:04 p.m.
According to the News, Buck got to the park a few hours later and used the Find My Phone feature on a friend’s phone to pinpoint the general area where it landed. They called her phone to track it down via her ringtone, which she said she changed that morning to Otis Redding’s “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay.”
“I had just changed the ringtone [that] morning from ‘Stayin’ Alive.’ I’ve since changed in back in honor of the phone’s will to live,” she told the News.
Buck’s Facebook feed in the days since is full of stories on the bizarre survival of her iPhone, which she said works fine.