iPhone takes a bullet to save Turkish soldier’s life

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The iPhone 6 may have earned a rep as the bendiest device Apple’s ever made, but it turns out the iPhone also doubles as a decent bullet shield.

A Turkish soldier discovered that fact the hard way while battling the terrorist organization PKK. In the middle of a fire fight, a young soldier was hit by a bullet, but thanks to the iPhone tucked in his pants pocket he walked away with his life.

Take a look at the damage:

Thank God he bought an iPhone.
Thank God he bought an iPhone.
Photo: Sarp Özer – Anadolu Ajansı

The 25-year-old soldier named Mustafa Bozok was hit in his right leg. Thanks to the iPhone’s aluminum shell, glass, and chips taking the brunt of the force, the bullet didn’t penetrate his leg all the way.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Apple products bite the bullet for their owners. Last year a student’s iPhone stopped a bullet during an armed campus robbery. During the Iraq war an iPod saved an American soldier when they came under insurgent fire.

Bozok was sent to a nearby hospital to receive treatment and quickly recovered from his light injuries.

Unfortunately, no amount of Genius Bar magic will make his iPhone whole again.