iPhone, hero is thy name.

Magic phone machine, sound system, camera, video system, social media manager, and… bodyguard?


We’re talking the iPhone here, folks. And yeah, this time, it was a literal lifesaver… not the delicious mint, but an ACTUAL HUMAN LIFESAVER.




A dude in Britain nobly went to confront a group of less noble dudes who had shut off the water to a block of apartments. During that confrontation, one of the teenagers, a young 19 year old in fact, shot the noble dude!! Wot!


According to ITV news


“Fortunately, the victim’s mobile phone took the brunt of the shot, and, as a result of this, he survived,” Gary McIntyre from the Cheshire Police told the news site, which has pictures of the damaged phone. “This is remarkable — had that phone not been in his pocket at that time he would undoubtedly have died.”


Woah. Here’s the damage the iPhone took to the back in order to save the dude’s life:


gun iphone

Photo Credit: Cheshire Police



The shooter has since been found guilty of attempted murder as well as possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and is due to be sentenced on 10 July.


The iPhone, meanwhile, was mortally wounded but will be forever remembered as the hero that all little iPhones dream of.




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