Apple iPhone stops a bullet, saves the life of a 24-year old student

Apple iPhone stops a bullet, saves the life of a 24-year old student
The Apple iPhone can do many things. Add "saving a life" to that long list. Last Monday, a student at California State University, Fresno was returning to his apartment at around 11pm when a mugger pulled out a gun and grabbed his computer bag from behind. A struggle ensued and the gun went off. Luckily for the 24-year old victim, the bullet bounced off of his iPhone, saving his life.

The student did not want to be identified since the mugger remains at large. The student's roommate told the local press that the victim was shaken up. "The jeans was tore and he showed me his iPhone ... and I saw the bullet was really clear on it. So it saved his life," the roommate told NBC affiliate KSEE. The victim has left the school and does not plan on returning.

This is hardly the first story about a smartphone saving a life by deflecting a bullet. Last August a Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 took a bullet for its owner. Other handsets that paid the ultimate price to save a human life include a BlackBerry, a Nokia Lumia 520 that saved a cop, and an HTC EVO 3D that saved its owner's life.

It is actually quite a disturbing trend, and quite scary to think that your life can be spared only because you decided to put your phone in a specific pocket.



source: NBC

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63 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30688; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This just might be the article of the day, as far as comments go. Hella cool that the guy lived.

4. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

What was the bore of the bullet. I guess .177 bore pellet may be shot from an Air Gun............................ The one which is used to burst balloons and eggs.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30688; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Don't know, but I'm glad he's alive and well. That's all that really matters.

14. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Not against the iPhone but I think the case+phone combo actually saved him. I also think the shot came from the side scratched it and ricochet off. But what didn't make sense was "... and I saw the bullet was really clear on it", there is no hole for the bullet to stay intact, if he meant that literally.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30688; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm not even concerned with the phone issue bro, that's for the fanboys. It's just cool that the guy survived, and made it home to his family. I hate senseless violence, and am glad he lived.

32. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

A Galaxy would have exploded instead, causing more serious damage to the victim ROFL.

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 30688; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's not funny, and you're not Rolling On Floor Laughing.

40. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You're so predictable.http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/galaxy-note-2-saves-cop/ Samsung gave him a brand new phone too.

54. nodes

Posts: 1140; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

yeah because Galaxy Note 2 is bulky as hell man. that thing is huge, heavy, and thick!

41. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

50. almostdone

Posts: 417; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

BobbyBuster you have reached a new low even by your standards. You're a disgrace to Apple/iPhone fans.

52. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

Galaxy phone did save policeman long ago , ignorat. Go google it. The Apple propaganda is too late again.

69. murphslaws

Posts: 54; Member since: Apr 22, 2015

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/10/30/florida_robbery/ HTC's were bulletproof years ago. and this one took a direct hit and actually stopped a bullet... not deflected one coming at an angle.

70. StuiWooi

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

Survived the deadly bullet to his jeans?

53. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

Same story happened with Samsung phone long ago. So where is the news here???

58. engineer-1701d unregistered

ok he lived dont really care about that lots of humans on earth but i think if he did not have the phone it would have went past the leg maybe a scrap, but its almost 90% spigen case that stopped / slowed the projectile.

9. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Muggers are using this real looking air guns alot these days coz they are available so cheap and looks quite realistic...

30. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

lesson learnt: don't go to california.

36. Paximos

Posts: 278; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Thanks to apple almighty

2. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Again? Btw, the right title for this news should be: "Stupid student risks his life to save his iphone".

5. Ninetysix

Posts: 2931; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Learn to read brosephine.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30688; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

How about you read the article.

3. TyrionLannister unregistered

I've got a feeling this has a lot to do with the plastic speck case too, as the phone alone might not be able to stop the bullet. Polymers are much better at stopping bullets than metal as they can stretch and can pull off much higher elastic force, easily stopping a bullet. While metal would just bend and break.

8. Ghost04

Posts: 496; Member since: May 03, 2014

I must say "It was a weak gun".

10. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

It was a pellet gun....

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 30688; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Should that matter, or should him living matter?

64. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Nobody dies if shot by a pellet gun. Although shot right in the eye then there are chances of some serious casualties..

65. alouden unregistered

I am amazed that folks are missing the big picture. Thanks for trying to remind them.

67. darkkjedii

Posts: 30688; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said bro.

11. LittleGaGaKiller

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

The guy would have been dead and burning if the phone was Galaxy Note 5!

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