MMA fighter KO's the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus

MMA fighter KO's the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Extended warranty company Square Trade asked MMA fighter Luke Rockhold to test the Apple iPhone 6, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus in an effort to determine if Apple has improved the build quality of the new iPhones. Keep in mind that this is about as unscientific as a test can be.

To test the glass on all four handsets, the iPhones were put through the "Rockhold Roundhouse Kick Test." The name of the test speaks for itself, and each kick drove an iPhone into a wall where it would take a beating, and crumple to the floor as a broken pile of electronics. The result? According to the boxer himself, the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus "are tougher, but not that tough."

In a nod to #bendgate, the last test was called the "Rockhold submission bend test" and it consisted of the fighter trying to bend the iPhone 6 Plus and the iPhone 6s Plus. The former was bent and destroyed in seconds. The latter, sporting the stronger series 7000 aluminum, was harder to bend and even Luke thought so. "That was tough," he exclaimed, after it took every ounce of his energy to snap the new model.

Considering that the chances of your new iPhone getting destroyed by a MMA fighter are slim, most iPhone owners aren't going to feel the need to extend their warranty just from watching this ad. Perhaps Square Trade figured that seeing an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus destroyed would shake up current owners of the device so much, that they would rush to the phone to call them.



source: SquareTrade via CNET

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13 Comments

1. ryansc375

Posts: 36; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Here's another idea Square Trade: Instead of destroying perfectly good iPhones in an unscientific and unnecessary test, howabout donating some to surivors of domestic violence that have no resources? I can't post the links but programs like National Coalition for Domestic Violence and HopeLine are really solid.

5. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Calm down social justice warrior. This isn't facebook, you don't have to show off how benevolent you are or appease the liberal machine for likes.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31283; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nothing but respect for that post. +1,000,000

2. flavius22

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

Meanwhile someone is swimming in the Meditereanean sea to find a place where he can raise his kids

3. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Starving kids in Africa could've eaten this phone! /s

6. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Looks like the weak spot is still around the volume buttons, which again wasn't tested in the formal bend tests from Squaretrade and the likes. The iPhone 6 would already bend at 40 lbs when force was applied to that weak spot rather than the center. I'm sure the numbers for the weak spot would be nowhere near the 170-190 lbs that have surfaced sofar.

7. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Starving African cannibals could have eaten that MMA fighter.

10. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I'd bet on Rockhold vs 10 starving Somalians who have had their homes bombed and destroyed by US drones launched out of Germany.

8. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

11. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Look at the Web Browsing score. 12 Hours 27 Minutes browsing the web out of a 1700 mah battery is UNBELIEVABLE.

17. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

would like to see him bend an HTC ONE M8 or M9,,

18. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Everyone made money from iOS

19. monoke

Posts: 1172; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Quite stupid if you ask me. I don't care if your tong po with feet of steel, you can seriously injure yourself kicking a metallic object.

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