Cripes, if you drop an iPhone two feet it breaks.



  1. Tim says:

    “”Cripes, if you drop an iPhone two feet it breaks.

    That’s because you haven’t patched the OS. —

    You need to patch iOS7 so that the phone becomes waterproof as well as having drop protection**

    http://slashgear.com/ios-7-waterproof-hoax-expands-with-airdrop-protection-27299449/

    Anyways, the vid puts me in mind of The Gods Must Be Crazy (II) —

    “”As we all know, when something falls from the sky, it must be from the gods…
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=GorHLQ-jLRQ

    ** Works like cats — phone must be dropped above 3rd floor so it has time to integrate the accellerometers and vibration ringtone to orient itself correctly before impact.

  2. Ah Ha Moment says:

    Hence the term… Smartphone!

  3. noname says:

    nice, it takes a licking and keep on clicking!

  4. bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and part time laid psychiatrist says:

    Man!!! That pig coming over and checking out what came down from the sky……best video moment I can recall right now. A thing of beauty. The birth of a new religion and Moses Pig was there as the intermediary to all pigdom.

    Such a great ending.

    I also noted the forward momentum the camera still had. I would have guessed air resistance would have had it more vertical than that, and I would have been wrong.

    What did the Pig in fact learn?—Nothing. Thats what pigs do.

    ……….but I dither.

    • Captain Obvious says:

      bobbo had dreams like this all through adolescence.

      • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and part time laid psychiatrist says:

        Actually, I did have dreams I could fly. Not fall. I forget what my profession says that means. It must be variable?

        • Tim says:

          “”I did have dreams I could fly

          I sort of do from time to time still. I’m not really *flying* so much as running with my feet hardly ever touching the ground and making long horizontal leaps where my feet never touch while running down hillsides.

          – In my experience, these dreams are caused by having ones’ feet tangled up in the covers.

          • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and part time laid psychiatrist says:

            That sounds more like John Carter jumping on Mars.

            No…I flew. More like “levitation” perhaps as I didn’t flap my arms or hold them in front like Superman.

            I recall a dream where my arms were somehow like the propeller on an airplane. Images all jumbled up.

            “Images of Escape” is what I learned…but its too easy to BS yourself when studying hoomans. Its tough being the same and different from everyone else at the same time…on the same issues. Images all jumbled up.

            Silliness built on unrecognized urges. Not a satisfying reality.

          • Tim says:

            “”I recall a dream where my arms were somehow like the propeller on an airplane. Images all jumbled up.

            “Images of Escape” is what I learned

            Seems like someone needs to find a cat with green wings, lynard Susskind, and a hug.

            http://youtube.com/watch?list=PL6967A8CDC6ECFAC8&feature=player_detailpage&v=9Sz8B3GRC3c#t=97

            “”The second scenario still involves Alice and Bob but this time Alice is in an air plane with a “String Theory Propeller”. Bob sees Alice and the Plane fall towards the black hole he sees them slow down and as they slow down the “String Theory Propeller” gradually expands showing more and more detail till it covers the entire surface of the black hole. For Alice the experience isn’t very different she never sees the propeller expand she only sees it’s whirling hub.

            http://physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=411582
            http://diaryofanalienincarnate.wordpress.com/2012/03/07/re-string-theory-propeller-analogy/

    • Tim says:

      “”I also noted the forward momentum the camera still had

      Silly bobbo, that indicated the direction of wind in the boundary layer. Just as with raindrops and snowflakes, the camera was also being carried along at the same velocity as the wind after the initial drag cancelled everything save the teminal velocity of fall and prevailing wind.

      Still, though; If the camera was ‘flat’ like a phone then it will tend to plane out flat and spin like a frizzbe along it’s original trajectory so that it may look a little more ballistic.

      I could be full of shit, though; Bombs are designed to glide along with both vectors intact — I discounted the fact that it could have been mounted on a big, heavy bomb.

      • Tim says:

        I note it only took 28 seconds from drop to impact — terminal velocity is going to be something around 100-150 mph; I guess, that forward momentum was still its own.

    • noname says:

      “What did the Pig in fact learn”

      Silly, that Pig watched the video to learn how to fly, that’s what this pig did!

      • Tim says:

        That was silly and uninformative. One teaches pigs how to fly in just the same manner as teaching poodles how to fly —

        http://youtube.com/watch?v=nrECNCAPTI4

        {I teach them to stop nipping at my ankles as well as fly by loosely taping them to the ceiling fan when the owner is not around}.

        • noname says:

          Ok, that wasn’t nutty; as long as no pigs where harmed during filming!

  5. Pork Belly says:

    ..Never try and teach a pig to sing. It will only waste your time, and annoy the pig..

  6. Peppeddu says:

    I’ve noticed someone on YouTube saying that it was a GoPro camera, even when the author didn’t say anything about it.

    Those guys’ got one of the best marketing department I’ve seen in years.

  7. Nikelectric says:

    Sigh, why do people have to attack iPhones so much? I could care less how well your Android phone works or doesn’t work. I’ve yet to see an iPhone break anytime I’ve dropped one. Even this obvious Android fan video was unable to break an iPhone 5 in any of his drop tests.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M5q5TRuAsY

    The infantile jealousy shown by non-iPhone users has just gotten ridiculous.

      • pedro says:

        A hurting macfan, always entertaining

        • Nikelectric says:

          I admit to being an iPhone user, but how does that make me a hurting macfan? I’m sick of all stupid internet trolls, on pretty much every subject. I’m just annoyed that real discourse is still eluding the Internet in general. Facts and documentational evidence is tossed aside for headline grabbing BS to encourage page views.

          • pedro says:

            “I admit to being an iPhone user, but how does that make me a hurting macfan? ”

            The hi-pitch whine gave you away

          • pedro says:

            hi-pitch whine=why do people have to attack iPhones so much?

        • Nikelectric says:

          But why waste my time? I’m sure you’ll just comeback with yet another glib “You’re a fanboy” comment.

          The older I get the less faith I have in humanity in general.

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