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Apple iPhone 5s saves a man's life in Russia

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Apple iPhone 5s saves a man's life in Russia
The bent iPhone in the picture that accompanies this story was not one involved in all of the #bendgate hoopla from last year. It actually is an Apple iPhone 5s that is owned by a person who lives in Moscow. The anonymous Muscovite can thank his handset for helping him remain alive following a horrific accident involving a mini-bus.

The iPhone 5s was nestled in the side pocket of its owner's jacket when the accident resulted in a metal bar getting jammed into his side. Luckily for him, the iPhone 5s was there to take the brunt of the impact which probably saved his life. Considering that two people lost their lives in the crash, it looks like the phone was truly a hero device that day.

Imagine what would have happened if this gentleman had put his iPhone in the pocket on the other side of his jacket, or in a pants pocket. All of the little decisions you make each day, such as deciding where to put your smartphone when going out, could end up being the difference between living to see another day or reaching EOL status.

This Apple iPhone 5s saved its owner's life by taking the brunt of an impact that might have killed him

This Apple iPhone 5s saved its owner's life by taking the brunt of an impact that might have killed him


Thanks for the tip!

source: MobileTelefon.ru (translated)

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posted on 10 Jun 2015, 13:08 5

1. HappySocks (unregistered)


Again?

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 13:45 5

6. AlikMalix (Posts: 5053; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Even the bending "feature" isn't useless in iPhones. LOL.

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 14:38 8

10. HappySocks (unregistered)


Good thing he wasn't using an Android device.. he'd be a dead man.

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 14:57 4

12. Ordinary (Posts: 2177; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


BobbyBuster's 20th account

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 15:02 5

14. HappySocks (unregistered)


If you were gonna accuse me of being someone, at least pick a bigger bigot like Taters or yourself, lol. Nice job on that 1.5 month old account by the way.

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 15:08 4

17. Ordinary (Posts: 2177; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


I already know that you are Jakelee (BobbyBuster) just by your non-sense comments.

I wish I could say the same for you, gg on 12 hour account with zero logic posts.

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 15:09 4

19. meanestgenius (Posts: 9659; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Says the troll that just created his account yesterday. JakeLee reborn.

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 15:19

21. HappySocks (unregistered)


Aww you guys are cute ^_^ ! Call me what ever you'd like =)

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 15:22 3

24. meanestgenius (Posts: 9659; Member since: 28 May 2014)


In other words:

"How did they figure out that I'm really BobbyBuster/JakeLee? Damn, guess I better go create yet another troll account!"

There. I fixed your post for you.

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 15:41 2

25. Ordinary (Posts: 2177; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


We can expect NakedFeet account soon from Jakelee tard lol

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 15:44 1

26. meanestgenius (Posts: 9659; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Lmao! Indeed!

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 08:43

56. BobbyBuster (banned) (Posts: 854; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


You need help.

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 15:44 1

27. marorun (Posts: 3127; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Go search this : Sonim XP7

Thats phone is android and i am ready to bet you anything no matter what case you use on your iphone its will never be as solid as this phone.

So stop trolling.

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 19:06 2

48. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8344; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Like this cop?
Who was shot in the leg but the Galaxy Note helped prevent serious injury?

http://www.sammobile.com/2015/03/07/cops-life-saved-by-his-galaxy-note-2-samsung-gives-him-a-free-galaxy-s6/

The way I see it, none of these people were saved by their phone. Assuming because the phone just happened to be their save their life is just not how I choose to see it.

They were just fortunate. People have walked away from plane crashes with very serious injuries and have lived. I guess their phone save their life? lol

Maybe it did. Lucky him. Yay!
Maybe as some people believe it just wasnt his time to go.

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 17:23

46. waddup121 (unregistered)


Only in russia.

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 13:09 11

2. miket1737 (Posts: 2366; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


que Techie and Taters and AppleCultist and others (all possibly 1 person behind these multiple accounts ) to somehow bring up Tim Cook's and Jony Ive's mother in this article somehow, and to bash and trash apple for using "2011 hardware" and whatnot.....lol.....

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 13:12 4

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 19734; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lmao right!

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 13:41 1

5. eN16HTMAR3 (Posts: 228; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


It must have been "iGod". I need to hurry and put my name on that before Apple gets it.

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 19:01 1

47. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8344; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


If you really think I need to have more accounts, just because people think as I do, then you;re really ignorant and stupid.

I don't care about this. I just wanted to read the post and the most ignorant one was yours.

I need multiple accounts to agree with myself because I'm usually right or someone feels I am?

Someone thinking like me, makes them me?
I dont need multiple accounts - FOOL!

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 19:11 1

49. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8344; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


I wonder what that would have to do with this?!

You got come likes, is that what you've always wanted?

Thanks for making me more popular. Mentioning my name got you more likes. You've made your mommy proud. At least I get to talk about someones mommy, lets start with yours. Her biggest mistake, having you.

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 22:01

52. HappySocks (unregistered)


User miket1737 read the future, and the future was proven a success. LOL.

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 22:26 1

53. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8344; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Really? Because I didn't mention names and I talked about his mommy and I didn't mention any phone.
Either you can't read or you are as stupid as him, or both.

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 13:12 5

3. darkkjedii (Posts: 19734; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lucky fella. Glad at least he survived.

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 13:58

7. johntheone (Posts: 24; Member since: 22 Jan 2015)


If you go to live leak and put "Russia, Roads" in the search bar, you'll soon see why this chap is very lucky indeed

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 14:14 2

8. kach22 (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


Any phone could have done but the credit goes to Apple. Another opportunity for Apple fans to celebrate.

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 14:21 3

9. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Kinda like saying that "Any person could've saved that cat from burning house but the credit goes to John. Another opportunity for Johns family to celebrate him."

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 14:41 2

11. HappySocks (unregistered)


So you would let me shove a steel rod through your chest if you had an S4 taped to you?

What kind of flowers would you like at your funeral.

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 15:04 1

16. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Are you serious arguing that? You do know that the only thing plastic is the outer shell and there is a magnesium frame inside right? Chances are, the S4 would do the same job and save the mans life.

Of course, the only way to test it is to recreate the accident. Why don't we volunteer your services for that.

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 15:19 1

22. HappySocks (unregistered)


Im starting to think you start fapping to me as much as you do to Apple, lol.

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 15:46

28. marorun (Posts: 3127; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


You can try with my Sonim XP7 phone if you wish i am pretty sure its could stop a bullet lol.

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 14:58 1

13. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


The only thing Apple saves their fans from is the horrors of having a full wallet and bank account.

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 15:03

15. Salazzi (Posts: 537; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


Funnily enough, Apple fans tend to enjoy both of those at a preponderantly larger rate than others :)

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 15:09 1

18. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


That's only because you can probably buy a $5 dollar Android at a 7 11 in some third world country somewhere that skews the statistics.

But hey, if you want to believe the Apple statistics. Like the one where 85% have updated to IOS 8 but they left out the part where 80% didn't want to or 80% of the features are missing that on,y the new phones get.

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 15:21 1

23. HappySocks (unregistered)


So by your logic, no one wants to update on Android, since they have the option to...OH WAIT..we can't..

P.S. Where are the facts claiming 80% didn't want to upgrade? Waiting on a source (even though you are well known for dodging when confronted).

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 15:53

32. marorun (Posts: 3127; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


I dont need OS update on android as Google update the apps API directly.

No need to make my phone slower with bugged update.
No need to loose battery life.

I work at a cellshop and i confirm many did not want to be forced to update but they dont have choice because some app get unstable...

80% may be a bit exagerated on the others hand.

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 17:07 1

43. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I am just exaggerating numbers as the type of numbers Apple like to exaggerate. You know, someone people need to exaggerate something to get the point across to the dense ifans.

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 15:48

29. Salazzi (Posts: 537; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


Nope.. We are talking about the US.. No skewed statistics.

http://money.cnn.com/2015/01/22/technology/mobile/iphone-smart-study/

http://www.businessinsider.com/android-is-for-poor-people-maps-2014-4

http://bgr.com/2012/04/03/wealthy-smartphone-users-more-likely-to-own-an-iphone-study-finds/

Android is like the typical western poor person. When McDonalds says they can increase your drink size for only 5 cents more, as a poor person, you feel you're getting more for your money, despite the detriment it may cause to your health as well as the fact that you don't really NEED a 24oz drink, regardless of the fact that it costs only 10 cents more. Same with Android.. it touts this feature and that feature.. this spec and that spec.. so as a poor person, you feel you're getting more for your money.

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 15:58 1

34. marorun (Posts: 3127; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Hey its okay if to feel wealthy you need an iphone lol.

Personally if i can get the same performance from a phone half the price why not?

at least with Android i have the choice right? to go for a 100$ device or a 1000$ device.

I am pretty sure if Apple would make low end phone LOAD of ppl would buy it in fact they would kill the high end iphone model sales if they go thats road.

Thats what the difference with Android you have version for the poor and version for the wealthy and as the majority of ppl on this planet are poor well thats from where the number comming.

But some company like playing with numbers.

If we put only high end device sales and no others type there is still more android sold than iphone ( high end device no matter the price they are sold! as some sell high end at lower than other greedy company )

What the goal of all this? to prove your stat are irrelevent because Apple dont sell low end phone because we all know if they would then there would be as much low end iphone as android out there..

As there is no such iphone then there is no comparison to make on thats level.

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 16:06 1

37. Salazzi (Posts: 537; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


Again, we aren't talking about global sales. I believe 2 of the 3 articles I posted, are strictly US only.

Let's leave theoretics out. The point still stands that there are android devices equivalent in price to the iPhones. Therefore, the point stands that if wealthy people wanted Android more than iOS, they'd buy it. But they don't, as much as they buy iPhones.

These stats therefore are not irrelevant. We aren't discussing the proportion of wealthy to poor on each platform. If we were, your statements would be sound. We also aren't talking about the price points of each platform. What we ARE talking about, is which platform wealthy people prefer.

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 17:09 2

44. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Where are the devices equivalent in price to iPhones? There are none. iPhones are overpriced for what they offer and I don't see any rip off Android equivalent.

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 17:06 2

42. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Any amount of soft drink is already a detriment to your health but the difference between Apple and Android is more like this.

Apple users pay $5 for a 12 oz drink while Android users pay $1 for 24 oz of the same drink. No matter how you spin it, you are getting ripped off and the Android user can dump 12oz of that drink and still pay $4 less for the same product or equivalent or even sometimes a superior healthier soft drink.

Anymore garbage analogies that are off by a mile?

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 21:23

51. HuaweiLumianANDROID (Posts: 3; Member since: 05 Jun 2015)


Its a different soft drink.if you say its the same drink you basically say that iphones are android not ios.

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 15:51 1

31. marorun (Posts: 3127; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Humm following the new pricing of iphone i would disagree with you...
Most client dont take the new iphone 6 as its too pricy for them lol they go android..

But i have android taking some iphone 6.

But most of them say its too pricy so they dont have money :P

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 16:00

35. Salazzi (Posts: 537; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


That's based off your personal experiences. But lets deduce a few things. You are similar to those you surround yourself with. If you are surrounded by those that aren't as financially well off, you will most certainly have people who want to have the iPhone but find it "expensive", and will have those who do have it, trade it in for Android (and usually consoling themselves with spec sheets).

BUT based off of documented sales, as can be seen in the links posted above, those with higher incomes predominantly go with iPhone.

Fair warning: Wealthy people never become so by making poor financial decisions. Thus, I hope not to see comments such as "well the poor masses have to make better purchase decisions because they don't have money to throw around stupidly like the rich do" in response to my comments. That would simply be illogical and counterintuitive. If poor people made better financial decisions than wealthy people did, they wouldn't be poor.

PS: Don't bother bringing up politics or what not into the argument. I won't be responding to those as they consume too much time, and are in essence, a path down the rabbit hole.

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 16:32

38. Tizo101 (Posts: 393; Member since: 05 Jun 2015)


as a statistician... taking out relevant variables in any equation leads to skewed outputs ( if you want to work with numbers then use math principles not feelings) and as one of those poor people I can say android is not that big in America but the iPhone (ios) is.

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 17:17 2

45. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Lol owned by post 38 with 3 less paragraphs.

So are you really saying that we can't take into account rich itards like the guy who bought 2 10000 watches for his dog? I don't think he is an outlier and his financial decisions sure as sound as hell. I mean what dog doesn't need two 10000 Apple watches. The poor dog needs it more even though he appears like he hates it,

The facts are, there are stupid rich kids in the world buying iproducts because their peers have them, not because they are smart with their money. Trying to imply that's the reason they buy Apple products is ridiculous when we all know a lot parents buy their spoiled kids iPhones to shut them up.

I am now starting to understand why Bill Gates is not willing to give his children any of his fortune. They might add to those ridiculous Apple scripted statistics Salazzi here is trying to slang as truth. Lol

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 15:15 1

20. SIGPRO (Posts: 1371; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Again Apple propaganda!

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 15:51

30. ThePython (Posts: 869; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Not this again...

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 15:57

33. Imaxxacre (Posts: 72; Member since: 23 Aug 2009)


Upon reading the title of this article, I honestly assumed the danger was vodka-related.

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 16:33

40. gaming64 (unregistered)


Haha made my day.

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 16:32

39. gaming64 (unregistered)


Again, this guy is lucky. That bar could have hit anywhere. Sadly, Russia doesn't trust Apple due to security issues but if I were Tim Cook, I'd give this guy
a 6s

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 17:01 1

41. bur60 (Posts: 832; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


But seeing the impact and remembering the force the iphone 5 needs to get bent, this guy wouldve survived it without the phone.

posted on 10 Jun 2015, 19:40 1

50. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8344; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


So the person had this in his pocket below his waist where their arent any needed parts for life and somehow the phone save his life?

If a piece of metal goes into your leg, that doesnt mean you will die. Many people have lost their legs in accidents, are they dead.

This isnt the same as being shot at, and the bullet hit the phone first.
Depending on how the metal hit the phone, it could have went right through the phone.

Also, lookl how the phone is bent yet the glass isnt ever cracked? We've watched videos of phones being dropped and bent and the glass breaking fairly easily.

If a huge piece of metal hit a phone and it bends like that, the glass is glued to the LCD. So if it bends the glass should too. Yet it popped off on all for corners and didnt break?

There is no way...sorry not buying it.

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 00:07

54. whoami_amiu (Posts: 10; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


I'll have to buy a lot of iPhones for all the pockets I have so that make up a SHIELD for my BODY :-D
*poker face*

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 10:12

57. Elusivellama (Posts: 73; Member since: 26 Aug 2014)


The next time I skydive, I'll bring my phone along to absorb the impact of hitting the ground without a parachute.

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