Bear ambushes hiker, attacks her iPhone instead | Crave - CNET. The iPhone and iPod Touch can do a lot of things. Now, bear protection has been added to the list. This lady hiker threw her iPhone at a bear that was following her, and the bear promptly started clawing and chewing on the iPhone. She escaped, and, when she returned with a baseball bat (apparently a better weapon), she discovered her chewed up iPhone. It didn't work anymore; but, perhaps, it had served a higher purpose. Now, I will carry my iPod Touch with greater care. Unless, a bear decides that, without cell phone capability, it doesn't bear attention.