Tesla Hits iPhone at 70 MPH, Turns Out It's Not That Uncommon

iPhone 13 meets Tesla 8 photos
Photo: Twitter user @marvelwonderkat
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iPhones and Teslas aren’t necessarily best buds right now, and by the looks of things, you really shouldn’t hold your breath for CarPlay to ever make its way to Elon’s cars.
But the iPhone 13 Pro Max you see in these pictures really wanted to get along with a Tesla, even if the vehicle was driving at no less than 70 mph (approximately 112 kph).

Twitter user @marvelwonderkat explained earlier this week how the Tesla they were driving hit an iPhone 13 Pro Max that eventually pierced the bumper of the car and caused the damage you can see in the photos.

Unsurprisingly, neither the iPhone nor the car reacted very well to this ad-hoc encounter, though this isn’t by any means a shock given the speed of the Tesla. The smartphone itself seems wrecked, yet you shouldn’t be too surprised if a phone company at one point steals this idea and uses it to prove how tough it manages to make its devices.

In case you’re wondering how the whole thing happened, here’s a theory: another driver was using the phone behind the wheel, and somehow, it just went airborne. @marvelwonderkat says the iPhone was probably thrown out a few seconds earlier, or it was kicked up by another car, and this is how it ended up hitting their Tesla.

But this is where things are getting mysteriously awkward.

As if hitting a last-generation iPhone wasn’t already unexpected, it looks like someone else, also driving a Tesla, ended up dealing with something similar too. This time, however, it wasn’t an iPhone but a PlayStation 3 controller, so good luck explaining how the whole thing ended up being thrown out of the window of a moving car.

If anything, this incident would have probably been a lot worse if the phone in question had been a Nokia 3310. Those things were considered as tough as bricks, so imagine the damage they would have caused to a car moving at such a high speed.
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About the author: Bogdan Popa
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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