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Man Who Jumps On Subway Tracks to Get iPhone Speaks

When one iPhone fan realized that his iPhone had fallen down onto subway tracks in New York City, he did the unthinkable, and jumped down onto the tracks to get it. The man, who was on vacation at the time, risked getting crushed by an oncoming train and electrocuted from the third rail, just to save his iPhone. He also had to figure out how to climb back up the side of the Subway ledge, which can be challenging in itself. I love my iPhone, but I certainly wouldn't risk my life for it! LAPTOP magazine recently interviewed the risk-taker to get the low-down on all the who, whats and whys of this incident. Here are some of the highlights from the interview:

  • On what he was thinking when he made the dangerous jump: "Well, there was my phone. I wanted my phone. I needed my phone, so... I got it."
  • On whether or not a train had passed over it and if there were any damages: "I'm sure trains had passed over. There didn't seem to be any damage, but my phone already has severe scratches all over it."
  • On why he risked his life for his iPhone: "Well, first of all it's an expensive piece of hardware. Too expensive for me, but Steve (Jobs) owns my soul. Content was a major issue too... mainly contacts, but also photos."
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