Bullet Stops By Apple iPhone And Saved A 24 Year Old Life

A California university student is lucky to be shaken but unharmed after a mugger shot at him during a robbery — but the bullet was deflected by his iPhone, police said.

The student did not want to be identified since the mugger remains at large. The student's roommate told the local press that the victim was shaken up. "The jeans was tore and he showed me his iPhone ... and I saw the bullet was really clear on it. So it saved his life," the roommate told NBC affiliate KSEE. The victim has left the school and does not plan on returning.

It is actually quite a disturbing trend, and quite scary to think that your life can be spared only because you decided to put your phone in a specific pocket.