Skydiver Hatton Smith’s viral TikTok video shows him jumping out of an airplane from 14,000 feet with an iPhone in his pocket. As he falls, the phone flies out of his pocket and disappears from sight. Smith and his team were surprised to find the iPhone in perfect condition in a muddy area after landing.
Although it’s unclear which iPhone model Smith used for the experiment, Apple Insider suggests the phone was equipped with a sturdy case and that it landed softly on muddy ground. Netizens had various reactions, with some speculating on the phone’s durability.
Smith used the “Find My iPhone” feature to locate the device, leaving many amazed by the phone’s survival. The video has since gained over 1.3 million views, and it seems like the iPhone case company is the only one pleased by the result.