Apple iPhone 4 case can stop a 50 caliber slug from putting a hole in your phone

Apple iPhone 4 case can stop a 50 caliber slug from putting a hole in your phone
If you are worrying about someone shooting a hole through your Apple iPhone 4, we have some great news. For only $650 you can purchase a heavily armored case from Marudai that can stop a direct hit from a 50 caliber bullet. And just in case you think that paying that kind of money for a 1 inch thick plate of steel is a rip-off, the company will send you with your case, a 50 caliber dummy bullet.

If a sniper is aiming at the touchscreen of your pride and joy, your Apple iPhone 4 will still buy the farm because the front has minimal protection from a thin aluminum facade. After all, you need to be able to touch the display on the handset. And of course, there is a small hole on the back for the unit's camera. Although the ads mention just the Apple iPhone 4, we would imagine that it will also fit the Apple iPhone 4S.

Would anyone really take on 5 extra pounds of weight in exchange for protection from an incident that seems so far fetched? If you are the real conservative type and want to order the case, you can do so by clicking on the sourcelink.

source: MarudaiCorp. (translated), Dvice via Gizmodo

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iPhone 4
  • Display 3.5 inches
    960 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware Apple A4, 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 1420 mAh
  • OS iOS 7.x



58. rayman173

Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Wtf......for 650 I could get a damn galaxy note.....the international version.....and 650 could also get u a 16 GB iPhone....

50. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1778; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

i hope they drop it on their foot and break it

49. StalkinUrMom

Posts: 111; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

Because thin phones are just too mainstream for these iPhone hipsters.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

How funny hipsters...

47. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

i call Bs on this one no way it can stop a .50 cal round most of are armor cant even stop impacts from a .50 not to mention how stupid and pointless this will be a total waste of time and money your time is better spent watching back door sluts 7 and dropping bombs on tehran

45. Raptor9142

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

just ask apple to provide the gun too when u can provide its jacket :D APPLE forgot to give rifles :D

44. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

lol even with that cover on I bet the glass on the iphone would shatter if i drop it from shoulder hight! :D hahaha

43. meowcenary

Posts: 187; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

hmm...the kinetic energy would still do damage to the phone.

42. garz_pa

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

I'd rather spend that money on a bulletproof vest than a ridiculous bulletproof iPhone case. And who the hell would want to assassinate an iPhone???

39. tedkord

Posts: 17532; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I'm actually working on a similar new case for the iPhone, but it's better than this. It has 1-foot of lead on all four sides, and is kept 500ft below the surface of the Earth. It will allow your iPhone to withstand a bunker buster bomb being lobbed at it. Additionally, it will protect your phone from fallout in the event of a nuclear blast. Once I release it, you'll realize the folly of exposing your phone to potential conventional and nuclear blast risks. It'll be well worth the cost to keep your iPhone secure.

35. sscott3548

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

i just want to meet the person who thinks they need this and have a drink with them you know thats going to be a funny conversation

33. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

The case for army only ordinary people don't need it.

36. Raptor9142

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

yes u r correct my friend... FIRE MEN!!!!

32. Raptor9142

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

suckers buy ur body armor today or ur gona die!! LIVE OR DIE MAKE UR CHOICE, Regards, APPLE MONSTERS

28. cellphonejunky

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

I'm hoping everybody here realizes that's a crock. 50 cal bullets penetrate tanks even if magically the iphone doesn't get harmed the person holding it will

53. Mandroid

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

But you're forgetting the iphone IS "magical", steve bl*wjobs said so!

24. Phullofphil

Posts: 1846; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I wonder who is this "targeted" at cause sombody spent alot of time and money pluse must have a cnc machine or something that would machine it out for this project. If I really wanted to make this I am sure I could make it for cheaper than 650 dollars by a long shot. I also would think if I had snipers shooting at me with a fifty cal I would worry more about body armor. Also if this thing got shot while in your uhhhh pocket it would or could still completely destroy limbs and kill you. I think I will wait for the space case.

17. 0o0blackstar0o0 unregistered

lol whyyyyyyyyyyy

16. rayman173

Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Well.......this case is awkwardly large....u could throw that junk at someone and knock them dead

18. kylehudsons

Posts: 53; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

that would only work with nokia 3310

46. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

unless the glass from the iphone took their eyes out 1st..........

13. Schuler28

Posts: 26; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

But can it survive you dropping it?

15. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

dont even think of trying that with ianything.

34. VinCrel

Posts: 39; Member since: Dec 26, 2011

to think that without this case, the iPhone's own weight will cause it to get cracked when dropped, how much more damage will it cause to the iPhone when you add 5 pounds of metal? this case is just plain stupid..

12. redrooster13

Posts: 110; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

Finally! I'm so tired of my phone getting shot up.

7. sagartiru

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 01, 2011

Omg wont u get a new iphone in $650 ???? Why spend on protecting it when the case and the phone is on same value in case u get shot by a bullet on the phone just get a new phone !!!

20. chezzitstealer

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Because what if it happens twice D:

37. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

You would think a hipster douche would be shot by a sniper more than twice......

4. bovcrx

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Wouldn't your signal get worse?

11. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

its already worst so technically couldn`t get any worse. so no problems at all.

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