iPhone Shields Soldier from Suicide Bomb, News Update March 12, 2014

iPhone Shields Soldier from Suicide Bomb

An intriguing report from KSL.com highlights the life-saving role an iPhone 5 played for a Utah soldier during a suicide bombing in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt.

Shaun Frank was assisting his unit with a vehicle when a young bomber detonated nearby. The explosion sent metal ball bearings flying, one of which was stopped by Frank’s iPhone in his front pants pocket, potentially saving his life by blocking the path to major arteries.

iPhone Shields Soldier from Suicide Bomb

His sister, Alisha Lantz, shared that the base personnel confirmed the critical role the iPhone played in keeping him safe.

Frank, who was eager to serve his country overseas, was on his second deployment when the incident occurred. Despite the damage, Frank has chosen to keep the destroyed iPhone as a keepsake.

Upon returning to the U.S., Frank sent the damaged iPhone to Apple to inquire about accidental damage coverage.

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Frank is a dedicated writer for TUAW, bringing readers the latest news and insights about Apple products. With a keen eye for detail, Frank covers everything from the newest iPhone releases to the latest updates on macOS and iPadOS. His articles are known for their clarity and depth, making complex tech topics accessible to everyone. When he’s not writing, Frank enjoys exploring new features on his Apple Watch and testing out the latest MacBook Pro. His commitment to staying up-to-date with all things Apple ensures that TUAW readers are always in the know.