iPhone 5 Saves Soldier’s Life In Bomb Explosion [Video]

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A Utah soldier has thanked Apple after his iPhone 5 helped save his life from a suicide bomb explosion while on tour in Afghanistan.

The metal ball bearings from the bomb ripped through the phone casing, but not Shaun Frank. While he suffered several superficial wounds from the blast, his sister claims that medics “did tell him when he got back to base that the iPhone probably saved his life.”

At first Apple refused to replace the phone, since Frank wanted to keep his broken device as a memento. When he sent the phone to Apple he was told that he could either keep the device he had or get a replacement — but not both.

After three months the company eventually agreed to provide a replacement iPhone 5, minus the holes.

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Luke DormehlLuke Dormehl is a UK-based journalist and author, with a background working in documentary film for Channel 4 and the BBC. He is the author of The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems, And Create More and The Apple Revolution, both published by Penguin/Random House. His tech writing has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, Techmeme, and other publications. He'd like you a lot if you followed him on Twitter.

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