An iPhone is Not Body Armor

Adam Westlake of reports:

There is a growing trend of YouTube videos where recently released mobile devices, like new iPhones and Samsung Galaxies, get shot by weapons such as sniper rifles and shotguns, all while being filmed with precision cameras, allowing us to see the phones break and shatter in super-detailed slow motion. This iPhone 5C might resemble something from those videos, but it wasn’t shot for the sake of entertainment. No, it was shot by someone who was trying to murder the owner.

That owner is a 25-year-old British man who was shot at close range with a shotgun, and police say he wouldn’t be alive if he hadn’t had the phone in his pocket. The victim still had serious abdominal injuries, which is understandable seeing how bent and deformed the phone became.

AppleCare probably doesn’t cover that.