Man uses a rifle to kill his Apple iPhone 4s to protest removal of bitcoin wallet from the App Store

Man uses a rifle to kill his Apple iPhone 4s to protest removal of bitcoin wallet from the App Store
So how far would you go to make a point? To what length would you go to protest something? The other day, Apple pulled an app from the App Store that provided a virtual wallet for the digital bitcoin currency. Why? Well, one thought is that Apple likes to have control over things, and this is something that the tech titan cannot control.

A Reddit user with the handle round-peg decided to offer a Nexus 5 to anyone who would smash his iPhone in protest of Apple's decision to remove the bitcoin wallet app. A man named Ryan from the YouTube show "Ryan's Range Report" decided to go even further. Instead of smashing an iPhone to bits, Ryan pulled out his rifle and killed it in cold blood silicon.

Ryan's YouTube show deals with things that go bang, so it might not be a surprise that he decided to use a rifle instead of a hammer. Want to see what it looks like when an Apple iPhone 4s gets shot? Click on the video below.



source: Ryan'sRangeReport via IntoMobile

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30 Comments

1. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

lmao im sure he had it shot it cuz it was an iPhone not cuz of his bit coin wallet, now he's out double whammy, his phones gone and so are his bit coins...

8. KingaSpades

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

We should tell him that your legal name is iPhone Ignorance.

27. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

how did you know?

21. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

And this is news? Really? I really don't care what a attention starved hillbilly thinks. Maybe sell the phone and buy yourself another gun.

2. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

why they already got his money ?

26. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It is fine, it's shows all the other Apple fan boys how each of the others eventually come to the realization that Apple sucks. Maybe a few others will learn the lesson quicker than he did.

3. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Part of the protest gone bananas

4. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

The article title should read "Man seeks to get cheap 15 minutes of fame by doing something stupid to a popular brand device."

12. GeekyGene

Posts: 88; Member since: Aug 25, 2013

Well said, basically sums it up.

5. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Needed some sapphire glass.

19. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Video on Corning's [Gorilla Glass vs Sapphire ]

6. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Can you cutting off one's nose to spite one's face?

7. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

He should have shot a picture of Cook and Steve and Jony. Then, he should burn them.

9. KingaSpades

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

Why? So that you would have another reason to touch yourself?

15. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

By shot, I mean, shot with a gun, not with a camera dumbass.

22. danishnigz

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

HAHAHAHA LOL

10. KingaSpades

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

Why not just say, "I'm an angry drug dealer!"

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31616; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Shoulda just put it on Craigslist dude.

18. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Because that's what protesting is..just sell it and make a profit...that will get people attention. You're a genius bro

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31616; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You're pointless go away. Post on someone else's comments.

13. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

That is what you get when you use an iphone - either jailbreak or just get an Android phone...

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31616; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What was even the point of your comment? You act like your 12 dude. Do you log on here, just for attention and green thumbs?

16. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Seems like you did nothing in your reply but an ad hominem, probably because you know it's true and can't say otherwise.

17. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

BULLS EYE LMFAO.

23. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

poor iphone.

24. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Some people in China sell their organs or even babies to buy an iPhone since they can't afford it. Meanwhile in the US, people mindlessly shoot an iPhone with a rifle. *Sigh*

25. DOODpls

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

why don't he just swap it with Nokia Lumia 1520 or 1020?

28. Topcat488

Posts: 1419; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

I'll donate my iphone 4 if you'll blast it like you did your 4S... It's time to upgrade to that 5.7" iphone for me anyway... Nice shooting Ryan. O.o

29. JMartin22

Posts: 2389; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Protesting what? He made no meaningful impact. The service is still gone and he's down a phone.

30. chrislars

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

banana for scale

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