Apple iPhone 6 suffers from flesh eating disease after it comes in contact with gallium

Apple iPhone 6 suffers from flesh eating disease after it comes in contact with gallium
Time for a science lesson. Gallium is a chemical element with the atomic number of 31. It is a man made material that is used in electronics, although it does attack other metals like aluminum. Thus, if you were to pour 500 grams of gallium over the aluminum back of an Apple iPhone 6 and let it seep in overnight, you might not recognize the device by the next morning.

That is exactly what is being done to the iPhone 6 in the video below. The back of the phone was scraped up in order to allow the gallium to seep into the device, and the ports and connectors were taped to give the handset a fighting chance to work when turned on in the morning.
When the next day came, the device barely resembled an iPhone although at first it still worked. But the gallium made the body of the handset so brittle, that pieces of the phone were falling away leaving the components showing.

By the time the video comes to an end, it is hard to imagine that the smoldering, bubbling mess that you are looking at was once an Apple iPhone 6. By the way, do we have to remind you not to try this at home?

source: TechRax via RedmondPie

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1. AmitMajumder

Posts: 178; Member since: May 21, 2012

What do people get doing this? Until drop test is fine. But these type of things are just pure retarded.

3. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

To gain views and make more money.

18. vincelongman

Posts: 5692; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

This right here Also I find it funny when people call these people stupid for wasting money, when really these people are making money (lots of it too) If you don't like these videos, don't watch Personally, I like these videos, I find them are quite interesting, even if they are pointless since these things would never happen to my phone

41. illbeonthebeach

Posts: 31; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

never realized how many people actually click on these things... so no wonder they keep making them. Would you rather sit and destroy things or go work in a cubicle every day?

9. waddup121 unregistered

There you go...


Posts: 930; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Are you trying to bring common sense to the internet?

30. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015

TechRax is payed by Apple to do these tests on their phones

35. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Nope. Apple doesn't do that kinda stuff. He buys iphones and destroys them. He gains a lot of views and he is a youtube partner so he generates a lot of money. More than what he paid for the phone.

2. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014


5. engineer-1701d unregistered

because its fun and they get hits and get paid by that

4. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Very Very Very Unlikely to happen during Normal Usage. Pure BS.

42. illbeonthebeach

Posts: 31; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

haha, you mean you don't have a bottle of the stuff sitting on your desk?

6. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

What a waste of gallium... :l

12. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I don't know. Seems like a lot of people had some gallium in their front pockets. *rimshot*

32. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Badum tish...

34. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Fruity ^

38. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Kids in Africa could have eaten that Gallium


Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

Eww ~~~

8. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Isn't he supposed to be using protective hand gloves when handling stuff like these? I mean that thing looks like molten lead and it looks dangerous.

11. tricky

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Unlike toxic Mercury Gallium is pretty much non-toxic metal that has a low melt point making it liquid at temperatures slightly higher than room temperature. So gloves aren't really necessary.

14. TechNeck

Posts: 651; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Beat me to it.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ouch ouch, and one more ouch.

13. gaming64 unregistered

Kind of reminds me pf The Day the Earth Stood Still only with phones.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Anyone else think the thumbnail in the video reminds them of a T-1000 about to reshape itself?

26. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

Except this is an i-1000

20. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

What the... drop test, water test, boiling water test, bullet test, we had enough. Who are willing to try stoping bullet with an iPhone inside his pocket? Now this, like it will happen in day to day usage.

21. pt020

Posts: 160; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

There are many people that can't afford a phone like this, and what you do with the phone is difficult for me to explain. Next time you better donate this phone to a poor country, at list it will make you a better person.

25. ozabb

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

this phone is my 2 1/2 month salary. 5 of those will be enough for a poor person in my country to start his own business. one phone is enough to give a basic meal with water to 1000 folks here. or to feed 3 meals to 1 man for almost a year. but its ok as long as it makes the viewers happy for like 5 seconds

27. erikngn

Posts: 35; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

>2015 >Comments like these Also, every 60 seconds in Africa... ...a minute passes.

22. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Add another to a long line of pointless things to do to electronic devices that have been posted about. That said, it is a pretty interesting reaction, that he can practically peel a phone like that.

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