Video: iPhone 5 meets explosive end in microwave
Now that we have cleared that up, we know there is a morbid curiosity about what happens to devices when they are abused. We have seen the whole “Will it Blend” series as well as various other drop and torture tests to see what it takes to break our beloved mobile devices.
Those drop tests do serve a purpose in that they are arguably a representative example of what you can expect to happen to your device when it slips from your hands. This “experiment” serves no such noble calling. It is notable however, as this guy has microwaved hundreds of things in his “dOvetastic Microwave Theater.” You have seen this action before when a Samsung Galaxy S III got lit up. This brand new iPhone 5, despite exploding into flames, comes out of the whole ordeal pretty much intact. The screen is gone, and it overall looks well done, but the back plate and whole back side survived intact. “The Malik 11000” ended up selling his work of “art” on eBay for $3,001.
This video is a little dated, but there is some background to why we are seeing it get some new life. Apparently, on the Japanese "noticeboard" 2channel, a number of people have fallen victim to an anonymous post stating that the iPhone 5 battery can be recharged by putting the device in the microwave for 20 seconds. Those that have the iPhone 4S, that device needs a full 30 seconds in the quick-cook machine.
So, if you read such a rumor and somehow thought it was legitimate, consider these pictures and video a public service. For the rest of you, it will be either torture or entertainment. "Malik 11000" promises to microwave a Samsung Galaxy S4 when he gets one.
When you microwave an iPhone 5... Fullscreen
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4. Nadr1212 posted on 29 Jan 2013, 21:47 2 1
I would DEFINANTLY buy this distroyed piece of burnt carp than any other good iPhone!
9. Mxyzptlk posted on 29 Jan 2013, 23:40 2 7
That hatred stems from jealousy and envy of a smartphone that works well and is so functionally designed.
11. ilia1986 posted on 29 Jan 2013, 23:46 5 2
Err no - actually that comes from apple's immoral and uncompetitive business practices, but someone like you is probably too comfortable at looking the other way and turning a blind eye on the matter.
16. idroidequis posted on 30 Jan 2013, 03:38 0 1
In other words instead of learning to how tolerate apple you just learn how to hate apple.. Some set of morals you have.
18. Aeires (unregistered) posted on 30 Jan 2013, 07:00 2 0
So you're supposed to tolerate despicable traits? wow
20. ilia1986 posted on 30 Jan 2013, 13:57 1 0
Some things just cannot be tolerated.
2. InspectorGadget80 posted on 29 Jan 2013, 21:43 2 2
Now that was awesome! Thumbs up for this video &to comment if u think that was awesome.
5. flower99 (banned) posted on 29 Jan 2013, 21:59 2 0
i dont wanna turn into an iMutton tho lol
10. ilia1986 posted on 29 Jan 2013, 23:43 3 0
The proper use of an apple product. Other than flushing it in the toilet of course.
12. ojdidit84 posted on 29 Jan 2013, 23:52 2 0
That microwave has some serious battle scars...
17. idroidequis posted on 30 Jan 2013, 03:40 1 0
Cause any apple related news will draw alot of attention. More attention more page views. More page views more money.
15. cripton805 posted on 30 Jan 2013, 01:40 0 0
And somebody bought this for $3001 and they dont want us to try this at home?
Hes made a total of around $3500+ in profits for these fiascos on the GS3 and IP5.
Not considering the publicity.
21. opensourceftw (banned) posted on 31 Jan 2013, 13:39 0 0
Just goes to show what f*cking retards apple fans are. You know it was an apple tard that bought it.