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Man Jumps Onto Subway Tracks for His iPhone

Man Risks Life for iPhone, Would You?

We've posted many, many stories about the iPhone that have likely inspired much technolust in all of you Apple fans out there. That said, we've also posted a number of stories about people killed by their phones, and we're planning on posting more, 'cause they just keep coming.

The latest killer-mobile story involves a man who lost his life while trying to retrieve a dropped iPhone. Bijan Rezvani apparently has only been reading the former type of story, and none of the latter, as he risked his life by jumping onto a live NYC subway track to retrieve a dropped iPhone.

That's right, Rezvani, a tourist visiting NYC, apparently dropped his iPhone onto the tracks while snapping some pictures. Rezvani leapt onto the rails and retrieved his iPhone. He somehow managed to get back up onto the subway platform before either he or his iPhone were crushed. This is the exact same stunt a woman attempted in 2004, but with far more tragic results.

Such stupidity/bravery, of course, inspires thoughts of just what any of us might jump onto train tracks for. In a quick poll among Switched bloggers we came up with a few things we'd think about making the leap for, including a wayward puppy, a passport and cash. [Laptop magazine, which published an interview with Rezvani, also offers up this longer list of jump-worthy gadgets.] Notably, none of those things was a gadget of any sort.

From Gothamist and Laptop.


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Tags: iPhone, Killer Gadgets, Killer Phones, KillerGadgets, KillerPhones, NYC, Subway

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