This is the story of an iPhone that survived a free fall unharmed - a free fall from 42 stories up in the air. Photographer Catalin Marin was on top of the Liberty House building in Dubai shooting the skyline when a strong wind blew his phone down to the ground. He then used the Find My iPhone app to get it back, according to BuzzFeed. Marin posted the resulting video to his Instagram page, captioning it, "I had a bit of a mishap this morning - shooting from the 40th floor, my phone decided to go for a ride into the wind. 40 floors down, not a scratch in sight! :-)"
A video posted by Catalin Marin (@momentaryawe) on
Here's one of the photos from the shoot:
As one of our editors commented, "How is it that my phone falls from my hand and gets destroyed but this phone falls from a BUILDING and survives?!" Perhaps the more important question, though, is: what case did he use? We reached out and will update you as soon as we hear back on this pressing matter.