A lot of bad things can happen during a skydive. Losing a smartphone does not spring to mind, however.
But that's just what happened to Jarrod McKinney, a 37-year old man from Minnesota. He lost his phone during a recent skydive and it fell 13,500 feet.
Talk about a dropped call.
McKinney managed to recover it, still working, on top of a building about a half-mile away from where he landed, according to CNN.com.
McKinney used a GPS tracking app and went atop the building to retrieve his iPhone 4. With a few friends watching from two stories below, McKinney lifted the phone above his head in triumph.
Considering McKinney's phone had previously cracked when his 2-year-old knocked it off of a bathroom shelf, it's not surprising to see that McKinney was "absolutely shocked" when the phone began vibrating in his hands.
One of the onlookers, skydiving instructor Joe Johnson, successfully called the bruised but functional phone. Apparently, all of the electronics inside were completely intact and working.
While Android phones are supposedly known for better durability -- CNN reported that Google, which makes their mobile operating system, tied several of its phones to balloons and launched them into space -- Apple has presumably gained at least one new customer from this ordeal. Johnson said he plans on picking up an iPhone soon.
"It goes to show you if I crash land and need an ambulance," he said, "they can still track me down."
Now the question is: What was McKinney doing with his smartphone at 13,500 feet? Downloading Yahoo! Maps?