Live-saving technology keeps making the headlines every once in a while, but this time it’s not an Apple Watch that helped someone discover serious heart problems.
According to a report from The Sun, former iPhone user Beth McDermott, suffered a head injury that caused her to become unconscious for no less than three days. When she woke up, due to an affection called rhabdomyolysis, she was unable to move her legs, so the only choice was picking up the phone to call the emergency services.
The Huawei Y6 that she only recently purchased still had 50 percent battery, she explains, something that allowed her to call an ambulance and receive the help she needed.
Dead iPhone battery
The interesting part of the story is that she actually dumped her iPhone only days before the incident, all because the battery was dead and required recharging even four times a day.
“I wasn’t expecting [the phone] to work at all but it still had 50% battery life,” McDermott was quoted as saying. “I couldn’t believe it had lasted so long. I can’t believe I’m still alive — I wouldn’t be if it weren’t for that phone.”
Of course, such a report doesn’t necessarily mean an Android phone is better than the iPhone when it comes to battery life. The woman says she used an iPhone 6, which launched in 2014, so pretty much any new smartphone would offer better battery life than a six-year-old model.
For what it’s worth, iPhone 6 isn’t even supported anymore, and new iOS updates are no longer released to this device. iOS 13, the major update that Apple shipped the last fall, only supports the iPhone 6s and newer, so those who still use on an iPhone 6 have no other option than to upgrade to a newer device.