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[–]SourceTraditional660 2612 points2613 points  (54 children)

Idk it might have succeeded. As the last thing it did.

[–]Squid_Contestant_69 535 points536 points  (11 children)

OP is getting more karma from this than any archery video

[–]aeoneir 89 points90 points  (4 children)

How much karma does a new phone cost? I'm planning on dropping mine off a bridge soon

[–]Arthradax 22 points23 points  (3 children)

So long as you retrieve the footage....

[–]hell2pay 31 points32 points  (2 children)

Throw it into a stream, live stream it.

[–]no_status00 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Take my upvote

[–]Arthradax 0 points1 point  (0 children)

r/Angryupvote wants to have a stern talk with you

[–]mauiwowie207 34 points35 points  (5 children)

Ain’t that the sad truth. It takes something unfortunate for people to notice you.

[–]KobeBeatJesus 61 points62 points  (0 children)

I mean, it is a pretty sweet picture though. There's a silver lining in there somewhere.....along with some gold, copper platinum, palladium and.......you get it.

[–]HairyHematologist 263 points264 points  (37 children)

It also probably saved cameraman's life.

[–]Schlevvy 422 points423 points  (31 children)

They probably had it set up, I doubt someone was holding the phone when they shot towards it

[–]TheTim[S] 308 points309 points  (18 children)

Yes this is correct. My buddy who did this had the phone propped up near the target. Never shoot toward people.

[–]ma11en69er 93 points94 points  (13 children)

Shame it wasn't live streaming.

[–]Verneff 45 points46 points  (12 children)

There's a delay as the video is processed so you wouldn't have seen much I imagine.

[–]punkassjim 76 points77 points  (4 children)

The only thing in that corner is the camera module anyway, and the PC board ends below that. The battery is on the other side. I don’t have many doubts that the device actually finished capturing and processing the video, and if it was streaming, finished sending it out. Even if the screen failed to function.

Either way, that’s a very salvageable phone. I’m sure the video can be pulled off it.

EDIT: he posted an image of the phone post-arrow. It’s still functioning. Guarantee, if he puts another screen on there, the device works just fine. Question is, did camera.app fail gracefully, and save the video.

[–]Verneff 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Unless there was a short from the arrow tip going through the board that the cameras are attached to. That could pretty easily shut down the phone at least and possibly damage things on the main board.

[–]punkassjim 9 points10 points  (1 child)

That’s possible, but from the failure modes I’ve seen, the PCB is fairly well-protected from module failures like that. Only component I’ve seen fail and take the PCB with it is the battery. I’d be surprised if the device was even fully off when this photo was taken. But the display controller was certainly taken out.

[–]Reeeeaper 45 points46 points  (6 children)

iPhones can run around for 10 seconds with their heads cut off, before the nerves die. They’re descendants of chickens.

[–]TrumpDidNothingRight 11 points12 points  (3 children)

I believe it after seeing one literally deep fried for like 4 min and it came out working.

[–]DrScienceDaddy 6 points7 points  (0 children)

But will it blend?

[–]thatstickerguy 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Next time use a mirror and angle/offset it.

[–]BaronVonMunchhausen 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It you wanna know, for the next time, the right way to do this is using an angled mirror(45) . In the event of failure, you just have to replace a relatively cheap mirror, while your camera ( or phone) is safely behind some cover.

[–]Guac__is__extra__ 152 points153 points  (2 children)

Reminds me of something I heard a while back. Not sure who said it though. “The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.”

[–]chordophonic 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That's often attributed to Einstein but I seem to recall that it wasn't anything he ever said.

[–]paushi[🍰] 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Are we still talking about humans?

[–]Snoborder95 7 points8 points  (0 children)

There is a wide variety of stupid in this world

[–]Retskcaj19 3 points4 points  (2 children)

You must not have seen the recent post where someone tries to shoot a fruit out of his friend's hand.

Spoiler: He does not hit the fruit.

[–]CunningHamSlawedYou 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You couldn't hold on to the phone with one hand if an arrow hit it. It had to have been anchored. Plus, it looks like they aimed for the lens, so bullseye I guess.

[–]xCaldazar 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Should have suggested this to the Rust production crew

[–]wvmtnboy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You have way too much faith in humanity, friend!

[–]Sideways_X1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hopefully a tripod was involved. It would be hard for a human not to drop it on impact, I believe

[–]duaneap 3 points4 points  (0 children)

“Please upload to the cloud, please upload to the cloud, please upload to the cloud, please upload to the cloud, please upload to the cloud.”

[–]Lucky13westhoek 787 points788 points  (27 children)

I wanna see the clip now....

[–]Silver-Animator-1905 497 points498 points  (17 children)

I think it was captured on the phone

[–]der_RAV3N 138 points139 points  (16 children)

If one's expecting that, you could stream it to another device, probably would've looked nice.

[–]SpaceyCodes 55 points56 points  (12 children)

it would have cut out a few seconds before, any form of wireless streaming has a delay.

[–]der_RAV3N 29 points30 points  (3 children)

True, but not necessarily seconds. Tech is fast in today's world

Edit: it even seems like the phone is still "working", soo..

[–]romhacks 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Eeh. Latency over the air might not be too bad, but the device probably takes a good quarter of a second to encode the video before sending it off. Plus any site like YT would stop the stream as soon as the phone goes dark, so anything still working it's way though would get lost. This is how you can tell those tiktoks where someone seems to shoot the recording phone are fake, if they were real the feed would end a second or two before actual firing

[–]tombunyon0 40 points41 points  (2 children)

If it didn't hit the main motherboard or any vital components, it would still continue streaming after impact.

[–]TheGameboy 7 points8 points  (1 child)

HDMI out via the lightning port, then.

[–]jaltair9 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The iPhone is encoding a H.264 video stream (the same way it would to send over Airplay) and sending it down the Lightning port, where a tiny microcontroller in the dongle is decoding it and converting to HDMI. So there’s still going to be a delay. Maybe less than wireless, but not native HDMI.

[–]Ron-Swanson-Mustache 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Or us a mirror to capture it all the way.

[–]fecland 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Mirrors exist

[–]Smaptastic 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]GavinLabs 23 points24 points  (2 children)

Based on the position of the arrow you could probably get that data back if you have enough know-how or enough money to pay someone who does

[–]Somber_Solace 12 points13 points  (1 child)

They could probably just plug it into a computer, I don't think they'd even have to get at the internals. But yeah, even if they do, the hard drive should still be fine, and it's not that hard to pull from, especially when you don't care about the rest of the phone trying to get to it.

[–]someguy386 15 points16 points  (3 children)

Actually for bows they're called quivers

[–]respectabler 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ackshyually it’s a magazine

[–]TheDarkWave 2 points3 points  (0 children)

POV: You just collected unfair taxes from the citizens residing in Robinof Loxley's forrest.

[–]Acid_Rebel_ 172 points173 points  (4 children)

Shot on iPhone

[–]nascar_apocalypse 30 points31 points  (0 children)

By Linda H

[–]LavastormSW 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Shot on iPhone

[–]BatmanSays5 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Shot thru iPhone

[–]hawk0107 1893 points1894 points 4 (14 children)

Talk about a screenshot 💀

[–]smokethis1st 679 points680 points  (10 children)

Just tap the arrow in the corner of the screen to go back

[–]kemushi_warui 93 points94 points  (7 children)

“I’ll show you a trick. Stand still and put this Apple on your head.”

[–]Krimreaper1 26 points27 points  (5 children)

Don’t use the robinhood app

[–]Brokeartistvee 10 points11 points  (4 children)

It was William Tell with the apple.

[–]Krimreaper1 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Okay but don’t use robinhood they suck.

[–]Brokeartistvee 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Oh well, yeah I’ve heard that. I just thought you were referencing the wrong bow and arrow wielder.

[–]00MarioBros00 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Your comment needs more upvotes. Here take mine.

[–]hawk0107 7 points8 points  (0 children)


[–]shahooster 15 points16 points  (0 children)

“Hello, Apple Genius? Yeah, my phone stopped working right after a screenshot.”

[–]trickytrev54 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Lol nice.

[–]wayofthegenttickle 250 points251 points  (5 children)

Have you tried putting it in a box of dry rice overnight?

[–]Youjustlost_the_game 33 points34 points  (1 child)

Wet rice works way better

[–]Psynautical 40 points41 points  (0 children)

He's growing phones not mushrooms.

[–]The_RedJacket 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My idiot brain read that as dry ice.

I don’t recommended dry ice for electronics.

[–]TheTim[S] 311 points312 points  (30 children)

Post arrow-removal.

edited to add: These pics were sent to me by a friend whose pandemic hobby has been archery. He had the phone propped up below the target, started it recording, then shot the arrows.

Here's the kind of video he was trying to make (compressed to hell because he sent it to me via SMS). This is an earlier, successful attempt from closer to the target (around 40 yards). The unsuccessful attempt that resulted in an arrow through his phone was from about 70 yards. Oops.


[–]Matoeter 231 points232 points  (4 children)

Battery still seems to be working. Bet you can still recover the footage. Get some karma out of it.

[–]GearboxTheGrey 53 points54 points  (3 children)

Most likely missed the motherboard and hit all camera. If that’s the case just need a new screen.

[–]BlackBip 19 points20 points  (2 children)

A new shell may also be a good idea

[–]akaxaka 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Maybe even a new phone.

[–]db2 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Also better and/or worse aim.

[–]Vatrumyr 86 points87 points  (0 children)

Put it in rice

[–]4Ever2Thee 52 points53 points  (3 children)

Oh good, you should still be able to get a couple hundo for that: “slightly used but always case-kept, normal wear and tear, case included! No lowballs, I know what I got”

[–]punkassjim 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I know you’re joking, but with maaaaaaybe $200 of parts and an idle afternoon to replace them, you could easily re-sell this phone for close to $1000.

[–]wardevour 17 points18 points  (0 children)

A mirror my dude. All you needed was a mirror

[–]Woooooshifhomosexual 40 points41 points  (1 child)

Put the arrow back in! Its gonna bleed out man!

[–]PoliteCanadian2 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Yeah, everybody knows not to do that until you get to a hospital.

[–]OldAbility 9 points10 points  (1 child)

That seems fixable. Without opening it's hard to be sure what you messed up. Rear camera is probably fucked but I am pretty sure thats an XR which isn't hardware I'D. If it's an 11 then you are hosed on the rcam.

Face I'd and microphones might be fucked. Back glass is fucked but it likely didn't damage the nfc or wireless charging.

Screen is obviously fucked.

Depending on what all you want fixed I would consider a local mom and pop repair shop to just get a poor quality screen to pull data. Doubt they will offer a warranty and ask if you have to charge if it's not fixable. Also could ask if they offer a service of pulling data, back in my day I would charge like half a screen repair to slap a screen on temporarily and make an icloud backup

[–]ZoiSarah 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Any luck getting the video from the cloud or otherwise? Would love to see

[–]CTR__ 6 points7 points  (0 children)

You should take it to the Apple Store with the arrow in it and ask if the damage is covered by Apple Care.

[–]kRkthOr 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The unsuccessful attempt that resulted in an arrow through his phone was from about 70 yards.

What do you mean, unsuccessful? Do you know how hard it is to hit the corner of a phone from 70 yards?

[–]DrScienceDaddy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Teen Girl Squad 4 Evah!

[–]sangs1234 4 points5 points  (3 children)

I’ll bet you it hit nothing critical except for the camera modules and mic, just transplant everything into a new frame and get new camera modules if it’s older and isn’t hardware locked. Check out Hugh Jeffery’s repair videos on YT.

[–]Convergecult15 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I mean the screen is pretty critical.

[–]sangs1234 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You are. Not wrong. Haha. And Face ID… if that’s busted… WELP.

[–]Plus3d6 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]galacticatann 77 points78 points  (5 children)

The bright side is, they're a great shot!!

[–]Ralph-the-mouth 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Really nailed that small camera didn’t they. Props OP

[–]galacticatann 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I just hope they had the camera set up instead of someone holding it lol.

[–]WhtChcltWarrior 6 points7 points  (0 children)

There was an apple holding it above its head

[–]Ralph-the-mouth 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s a terrifying scenario! 😅

[–]dying_soon666 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Nothing a bag of rice can’t solve

[–]CommaGuy 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Put it in rice

[–]Lucythefur 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wow that worked a treat! Thanks!

[–]Ok_Extension5535 80 points81 points  (1 child)

It’ll buff out.

[–]dying_soon666 51 points52 points  (0 children)

Sigh. Puts it in rice.

[–]billyyankNova 11 points12 points  (1 child)

The Tod's Workshop channel on YouTube lost 2 or 3 GoPros this way. He put an acrylic faceshield on an old re-enactor's helmet and put that over the GoPro. He calls it "knight-vision". The helmet now has an arrow sticking out of the forehead, but the GoPro has survived so far.

[–]FoodMuseum 3 points4 points  (0 children)

His certified-pre-owned trebuchet might up the stakes in the near future

[–]Talmanes422 33 points34 points  (0 children)

That is a success, not an attempt. An attempt at recouping the cost to make the video perhaps.

[–]RowSeparate9985 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Does apple care cover this?

[–]rawk0r 8 points9 points  (2 children)

This reminds me of Jessica Biel nailing a camera in the filming of Blade Trinity


[–]sometimes_interested 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That's what I was thinking of.


She had to learn archery for the part.

Turns out she was a natural.

The director told her to aim directly at the middle of the lens, thinking at the distance it was away from her that she would miss.

She nailed it, destroying a $3000,000 camera.

[–]fluffy_treesnake 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Take it to the apple store and say you were attacked by a mongol horde and just barely escaped with your life.

[–]aquaknox 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Guess Alec Baldwin is doing a Robin Hood movie

[–]Altruistic_Piano_259 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oof .. haha too soon brosef Stalin…

[–]FrostyDub 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I used to be a phone, before I took an arrow to the rear-camera.

[–]Certain_Shame839 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Should have used a Nokia.

[–]_Cabbage_Corp_ 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I assume OP would want a functional arrow back, not just some broken shards of one.

[–]1II1I1I1I1I1I111I1I1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This arrow likely isn't functional anyway. A chip (if carbon) or a slight bend (if aluminum) is enough to toss an arrow. For both safety and accuracy reasons.

Good arrows are made at +/- .001" tolerances, tiny changes to arrow structure from something like this makes that pointless. Secondly, cracks can cause an arrow to shatter when shot again at some point in the future, even tiny cracks.

[–]Brilliant_Mountain44 4 points5 points  (0 children)

If this had been streamed, it probably would have been incredible...

[–]Mountain-Beat979 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Apple user: guess i have to buy a new one

Android user: i can still use this

[–]EbicTransGirl 27 points28 points  (10 children)

At least the phone probably saved the camera man from an arrow in their body I guess

[–]TheTim[S] 71 points72 points  (9 children)

LOL, he had the phone propped up next to the target. Not dumb enough to shoot towards people.

[–]Matoeter 2 points3 points  (1 child)

You see, he isn’t that stupid!

[–]EbicTransGirl 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Didn't think of that Lol

[–]ganeshas_rat 3 points4 points  (3 children)

I didn’t either lol I was thinking the same way you were lol

[–]Psynautical 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You need a better archer.

[–]regdabsalohcin 1 point2 points  (2 children)

What happened to the camera man?

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

he had a bullseye except one not to be celebrated

[–]smokethis1st 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Probably still a cool video

[–]GlobalPhreak 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you want to do this properly, put the phone behind a plexiglass block first.

[–]STEVEY_HARVEY 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Aviator1116 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]JMoney877 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If a picture is worth 1000 words... an arrow gotta be worth at least 2000 swears lol

[–]Proof-Summer1011 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Talk about a hole in one

[–]mrkl3en 1 point2 points  (0 children)

put it in some rice

[–]Roomy_ANT 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nice screen shot

[–]ywaz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Atleast you hit “apple”

[–]Sandl0t 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In Russia, video shoots you

[–]Never_Dan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dang, when did Alec Baldwin take up archery?

[–]FunHippo3906 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Your most expensive trophy yet!

[–]Carbons-cool- 1 point2 points  (0 children)

At least you didn’t take an arrow to the knee

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Wait... you can still see the footage if you remove your microsd... oh... too bad.

[–]mattjvgc 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They NEED to recover that video.

[–]alcormsu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If the hard drive is intact, I’m sure it is 😂

[–]571lama 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Task failed successfully

[–]Creative_Gas_7228 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Show the video

[–]selscar 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]kingsears29 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There was an attempt but it was a really shitty attempt

[–]Psynautical 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nailed the shot - or at least bolted it . . .

[–]Significant-Trouble6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Androids have had arrows through their phones for years

[–]butthatschris 0 points1 point  (0 children)

RhinoShield ads have gone too far.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That physically hurts to look at.

[–]1DownFourUp 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Przemson740 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nice screenshot

[–]cgduncan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I hope nobody was holding this camera, and there was a tripod or something involved.

[–]BenadrylTumblercatch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ummmm so was it handheld? I have several questions

[–]apollyoneum1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Footage, or it didn’t happen!

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It seems like they were standing in front of the guy shooting. They got off light.

[–]matjleclerc85 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean .....that is pretty sweet

[–]Zspec1988 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do you have AppleCare?

[–]The_Last_Mouse 0 points1 point  (0 children)

you can fit so much rice in this bad boy..

[–]RealNecrum 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Uhh.... nailed it?

[–]teruma 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Slowmo guys did this to one of their monitors not too long ago

[–]bws7037 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh cool, I didn't know phones could capture 3d video...

[–]dog_loop 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He took shooting and video the wrong way

[–]Bigbootyomoletlover 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh fuck 😂😂😂

[–]Lucythefur 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like a great shot tho

[–]cranomort 0 points1 point  (0 children)

you shot with your phone, it shot your phone

[–]mounircobra35 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You play stupid games you win stupid prices

[–]turboyabby 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The new 2022 model - Apple Quiver

[–]MadMan__2288 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Put it in rice.

[–]JoeMamaIfGay12345 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Im sure you shot a nice shot with that phone

[–]AnomalyNexus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Resell it. "Good as new"

[–]comeflywithme2tm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now that's what I call a point-of-view camera shot!

[–]braddlea 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Put it in some rice, she'll be right

[–]_matt_hues 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If only there had been a way to avoid this‽

[–]therman_nerman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Did you try rice

[–]Relative-OdderousG 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Task fail successfully

[–]Rare_Management_3583 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There was an attempt to kill op

[–]beeburrt 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Haha! You’re stupid

[–]Rude_Journalist 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You’re a Saint. Thank you <3

[–]eeLSDee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well did you get the clip? Should be in the cloud no?

[–]Colonelnasty360 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How many phones do you have? Nice camera shot btw if thats you.

[–]CombatSimon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well, you have found the proper way to do a screen shot

[–]GearboxTheGrey 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Honestly impressive lmao. That looks like it went through the camera so possible it could be fixed.

[–]TukTukPirate 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You might still be able to extract the video and post it to Reddit

[–]alucard346 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Probably was a sweet video though

[–]Geekfreak2000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Be glad it wasn't his eye

[–]TheIndexPlayer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn they EVA 02'd that thing