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Here’s how that iPhone survived a 16,000-foot drop from the Alaska Airlines plane

Back in January, a fully intact iPhone was discovered along the side of the road after plummeting 16,000 feet when a door blew off an Alaska Airlines flight. At the time, we pointed out that it was pretty incredible the iPhone 14 Pro Max survived such a dramatic fall.

The Wall Street Journal’s Joanna Stern, however, was determined to get more answers.