iPhone 6 Plus durability put to the test against a .50 caliber bullet and thermite

By Shawn Knight
Sep 23, 2014
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  1. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the most durable phones Apple has ever built according to extended warranty and insurance specialist SquareTrade. But, how well does the new flagship stand up to something like a .50 caliber bullet?...

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  2. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,543   +2,339

    Because everyone accidentally spills active thermite on their phone every now and then.
    Skidmarksdeluxe likes this.
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,551   +2,894

    I was thinking it was more likely people get shot in the *** from time to time. And therefor was wondering if their iPhone would hold up to the adventure.
  4. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,543   +2,339

    That's actually a valid performance test for residents of Phoenix, Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, and LA.
  5. Can't think of a better thing to do with an iPhone. Destroy it.
  6. Movatheaiur

    Movatheaiur TS Rookie Posts: 28   +7

    The areas mentioned should consider benchmarks for .223 rounds. Kids in those cities have ARs' but can barely feed and cloth themselves.
    dividebyzero likes this.
  7. Excellent waste of rare materials. Let the world burn! ;)
    Auth3ntic0 and SalaSSin like this.
  8. RzmmDX

    RzmmDX TS Guru Posts: 305   +62

    I can't wait for a company to secretly develop a consumer product to withstand a .50 caliber.

    Or better yet, fired an anti-bullet round.
  9. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    A 50 cal decimating anything is pretty entertaining.
  10. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    Nice to know that gun owners have finally realized where an Apple cultist's higher functions reside. ;)
    Maybe some 9mm holding-the-weapon-in-a-horizontal-attitude for the less compute heavy benchmarking.
  11. dennis777

    dennis777 TS Enthusiast Posts: 285   +33

    They should just have put their iphone 6 in their jeans front pocket for 24hours, then see what happen.
    slamscaper likes this.
  12. Seventh Reign

    Seventh Reign TS Booster Posts: 131   +65

    If you are getting shot with a .50 cal, your Cellphone surviving is the least of your problems.
    Auth3ntic0 likes this.
  13. Seventh Reign

    Seventh Reign TS Booster Posts: 131   +65

    I was expecting a nice hole, not complete and total disintegration...
  14. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Guru Posts: 469   +97

    From what I've heard, the iPhone 6 is more susceptible to screen cracking then most smartphones. Specifically the side drop test. Most phones will survive with minimal scuffing if dropped on their side. The iPhone 6 apparently won't. I think Squaretrade is a big fat liar.
  15. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,620   +376

    Yes... marketing targeting rappers?
  16. noel24

    noel24 TS Maniac Posts: 304   +154

    What a waste of a perfectly good round. Now Apple made $1000 on this as*hole.
  17. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 845   +335

    What a waste. They should've given that phone to me, so I can destroy it.
  18. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +2,034

    Come to think about it, I don't know anyone who carries their phone around in their back pocket, shirt pocket yes.
    I highly doubt a skilled sniper using a 50 cal. Barrett aiming to take down a mark is going to be aiming down his scope, checking out his marks *** unless he's a... ahem. I digress.:D
  19. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +2,034

    I really liked your comment, it gave me the chuckles for a while.:D
  20. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +2,034

    I wonder if the iSheep owner tried to put in a warranty claim afterwards stating they were just trying to put the sim card in and didn't know the back cover was not detachable... It wouldn't surprise me if he/she did.
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2014
  21. slamscaper

    slamscaper TS Booster Posts: 161   +26

  22. "The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the most durable phones Apple has ever built according to extended warranty and insurance specialist SquareTrade."

    Cause you can totally know that after like 10 days of being in the market right? jeezus...
  23. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,543   +2,339

  24. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,648   +521

    The last time my friends and I were playing with thermite my friend accidentally spilled some on his iphone 4, it totally got fried. These things just happen, I'm surprised there isn't more incidents of this nature being reported.
    wiyosaya likes this.
  25. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 1,035   +269

    So, I guess this guy likes "joking around" especially when the particular $10K gun and round combination are well-known to be almost impossible to stop except, perhaps, by the armor of an MRAP or a tank. Out of curiosity, I did watch the video, but anyone expecting anything different than the result must be really naive. I'll chalk this up to yet another man suffering from testosterone poising that also has entirely too much time on his hands. At least, it appears so far, it keeps him from doing far worse things with that highly dangerous weapon.

    I suppose, at least, that this clearly demonstrates that anyone who has the unfortunate experience of coming up against this, or similar, weapon in the field should abandon all hope of being saved by the iPhone in their pocket in favor of much more substantial armor if such armor is available.

    In case anyone is wondering, I am a man.
    Darth Shiv likes this.

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