Stow your bible: iPod stops bullets

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Kevin Garrad (3rd Infantry Division) was on a street patrol in Iraq (Tikrit I believe) and as he rounded the corner of a building an armed (AK-47) insurgent came from the other side.
The two of them were within just a few feet of each other when they opened fire. The insurgent was killed and Kevin was hit in the left chest where his IPod was in his jacket pocket. It slowed the bullet down enough that it did not completely penetrate his body armor. Fortunately, Kevin suffered no wound.

Apparently Apple’s heard about it and offered him a new iPod for free. He may want to stick with the bulky older models; a nano would’ve shattered all over his sucking chest wound. [GT]

iPod saves soldier’s life | iPod tells soldier he was shot – the real story [via iLounge]

Gabrielle Taylor