I Survived Amtrak 188: The iPhone Edition

An Observer reporter unintentionally tested the durability of two Apple products.

This iPhone, which belongs to Observer reporter Jillian Jorgensen, survived the Amtrak 188 train derailment.

This iPhone, which belongs to Observer reporter Jillian Jorgensen, survived the Amtrak 188 train derailment.

Observer politics reporter Jillian Jorgensen was thrown across the quiet car during the Amtrak 188 train derailment. She emerged bruised and emotionally shaken.

Miraculously, her iPhone was none the worse for wear.

Though it was not in a case when it flew from Ms. Jorgensen’s hand as the train derailed, the phone did not have one scratch on it when it, along with some of her other possessions, was delivered to her home this morning. Ms. Jorgensen jokingly thanked Apple’s founder for this miracle on Twitter:

Not all of Ms. Jorgensen’s Apple products were so lucky, however. Her Macbook computer, which was next to her on the train, was badly bent:

“All things considered, I thought it would look worse,” Ms. Jorgensen said.

Hey Tim Cook: if iPhones can survive train crashes and stop bullets, how come Macs can’t do the same?

 

 

I Survived Amtrak 188: The iPhone Edition