Remember that iPhone 6 Plus that took a skydive without a parachute? Here’s the phone’s perspective

Remember that iPhone 6 Plus that took a skydive without a parachute?  Here’s the phone’s perspective
The iconic gadgets and events get all the attention, and few enjoy the spotlight like Apple’s iPhone. Through all the rants and raves garnered via all sorts of reviews, a new genre of gadget activity has emerged, the destruction of said gadgets.

Earlier this week, the crew at RatedRR concluded a week of various forms of torture of the new iPhone 6 Plus, the grand finale of which was Richard Ryan donning his wingsuit, going for a skydive, and releasing the iPhone mid-flight.

We already saw the finished and edited production, but we did not get to see what it looked like from the iPhone’s point of view, as it was video recording the whole time. The video file is 30-minutes long, but it is only the first three-and-a-half minutes you need to watch because after impact, the video goes black while the unit continues to record, awaiting reclamation from the RatedRR crew.

The video action is anything but smooth, but the spinning perspective provides a very strange and engaging view of the world as it grows larger in the horizon, and the ground looms closer in what feels like a protracted descent to the inevitable.

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33 Comments

1. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

I think the media really love the Plus. All this showtime?

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's mos def a beast. As soon as I get home, the case comes off to appreciate the beauty of said beast.

6. dushyant

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

A beast with 1gb ram, no OIS, and only dual core processor. May be in 2012, not now No thank you,

7. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

correction the 6+ have OIS

9. clearblack

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

the plus has ois and the software is optimazed and smoother than any phone in the market the nexus 5 and the moto x 2014 are the only devices that are close to apple ios silly smooth exprience but they cant match the iphone

18. engineer-1701d unregistered

not even close take a real sample and you will see where apples marketing money goes,to fake stats

21. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

But they still can't do anything. And the problem with this is that the other iOS devices will lag like crap because they're not nearly as optimized.

30. JMartin22

Posts: 2387; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Um, lie much? Each iteration of iOS becomes more resource intensive and becomes more jittery. No true multi-tasking capabilities because the software currently doesn't support it and the hardware can't handle it.

11. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

Dual core but still on par with android flagships. Your argument is invalid. Haters gonna hate

15. AlikMalix unregistered

reply to post #6: Dude if it ran Android which is a third-party free-ware seeded by an advertising giant to collect info that it shares with its customers, then yes, it would be horrible - like it was for many android sets in "2012", but it runs iOS which is the most advanced mobile OS to date, it features best optimization and it proves with half the specs as today's android Flagships - it's still runs smooth, and plays most advanced mobile games ever conceived without a hickup. On top of that it does that after including all the little features Apple Haters said it couldnt and at the same time run smooth... It's like, Android has a huge v8 engine and it runs a heavy monstertruck so it can haul a trailer :::: but Apple has a tiny nuclear power plant that runs a sports car that can also haul a trailer. Whats the difference if I can have the trailer, and run circles around the monstertruck for fun...

19. engineer-1701d unregistered

all iphone can do is open apps, and bug out on every update, even the nfc can only do apple payments

23. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

"Most advanced mobile operating system" 1. No true multitasking 2. No widgets in homescreen 3. No launchers 4. Limited control over settings 5. Everything goes through iTunes 6. Doesn't run smoothly on anything that's not the current flagship 7. Can't disable stock apps 8. Can't place icons in random spaces 9. No storage expansion support 10. No data sharing between apps 11. Only one legal app store 12. Can't set default applications 13. No IR blaster support 14. Can't have multiple user profiles Before iOS 8, also: 1. No widgets 2. No 3rd party keyboards 3. Limited camera features 4. No NFC support 5. No battery stats 6. No music recognition 7. No hands-free control 8.Auto-backup photos to cloud storage where it is easily accessible And the list goes on and on... If I can name this many off the top of my head, you know somethings wrong with me as well as iOS (but mostly iOS).

24. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Sent from my mom's phone using a guest profile typing on Swype while doing my math homework with a calculator app.

26. AlikMalix unregistered

You obviously dont use an iPhone that's ok... you prefer to do things a bit harder than needs to be. 1. Seriously multitasking hows that different from using GPS, while browsing the net, while talking on the phone, taking a photo/video If you're using multitasking while page loads and use another app - well that's been around since forever. Seriosly what is it that "no mulittasking" is limiting me from? watching a movie and using a calculator - the Note screen is even too small to do that... 2. You mean information at your fingertips like notifications in iOS? 3. Launchers - you mean you have to modify how your OS is done, why not enjoy what you bought instead of finishing the work for manufacturer? I love the way iOS looks and works - that's why I buy Apple products. 4. Be specific, or would you rather I point out Android's limited control over your notifications from each app and build in features, limited control over permissions (or not at all in most cases), limited updates (even Nexus cuts the cord at 18 months), or Limited space due to all the BLOAT that you have limited control over or none at all 5. I dont use iTunes to upload/download photos and videos, I upload music to my iCloud (as it does not go toward my cloud space) also using a browser (not iTunes). I do use iTunes as my primary music player - it just makes organizing better, but You can own an iPhone or iPad and never need iTunes. 6. My wife's iPhone 5, and my iPhone 5s running smooth on iOS8 that's 2 generations behind current, not many people have iphone 4S where I'm at, but the 2 people have it and iOS8 running fine, most features are there too... 7. Cant disable stock apps? WHAT? I think you're confusing Android necessity for iOS - our apps do not do spontaneous background processing that cause you to wake up to a dead battery - not an iOS problem, bro. But just in case the other background tasks can be calibrated precicely how you want, like refreshing in background for apps can be turned off, location tracking can be turned off, modified, etc for each app that asks for it, notifications can be all set to notify, not notify, or other perimiters for each app, and task. 8. Um, can place icons in folders, move them specifically in any order, any page, as many pages as you want, and open them with SIRI regardless where they are, at any time from any screen. 9. Storage expansion, you mean, the SD cards that run 1/5th the speed of internal storage which got bumped up to 64GB instead of 32 for no extra charge, or to massive 128GB from 64GB for no extra charge. How about loosing your data or have you tried loading images from SD or playing games from SD (if that even lets you put them there) - it takes a long time, bro, it's slow. But I rely on cloud storage as it is much more convinient and I got 2 TB at home accessible from any device at any time. I can swap files back and forth, stream movies, actually I dont condone this, but I was able to use my iPhone to

27. AlikMalix unregistered

...to download a movie to my Cloud HD from my PC and watch it moments later - all from an iPhone while in Mexico... 10. Please explain the value you find in this ability... thanks.. 11. One App Store, bro, I wouldnt use apps from anything but Google Play, but then again there's no Anti-virus or Anti-malware apps available for iOS either -- I wonder why? 12. Yes that's a win for Android, but you make it sound like you cannot use other apps, like Google Maps, or w/e. "Siri, open Google Maps" "Blep" "Hey Google, blep, give me directions to..." That easy. 13. Um.. why IR blaster? if you got any cable or satellite service (which everyone does) there are Apps that do that same exact thing - welcome to 21st century, brah. 14. Um, this is my phone, get your own. You share your phone with your sister at school or something? We do have awesome parental controls and acceptability options if you got kids though - you should try it. Before iOS 8: 1. Widgets are just apps that drain battery, iOS 8 made it so that widget concept doesn't drain battery and clog up processing. I dont think Apple users are missing that too much. 2. you make it sound like iOS keyboard doesnt exist. Did you know since iOS2 or 3 (that's when Android still didnt work well) iOS keyboard learned your habits, and your words, and predicted how you type, it can be modified to fill in a paragraph after typing just 2 letters, it can be modified to any language, and even read out corrected words as you type? It has it's on pros... 3. limited camera features? really, dude what ever you need - there are thousand camera apps, that can be brought up with siri without unlocking your phone (or any app for that matter) 4. No NFC before iPhone 6 (not before iOS 8). Dude you have NFC how useful is that yet? 5. No battery stats: bro, our batteries dont get used up while the phone is off, but they always showed how long they last with usage and stand by. But Android does need it - you guys have apps that do all sorts of things without your consent.. 6. um, what? you mean mp3? check again. or do you mean Shazam? great app - you should try it. 7. No hands free control, like "hey google" um, dont forget, we do get all Google Services too, including "hey Google" 8. Auto back up photos where it's easily accesable? how about every photo and video i take is instantly placed on my PC desktop (or any directory) and accessable from ANY thing with internet since forever.. Try Photo Share/Photo Streaming... This is fun keep going....

28. AlikMalix unregistered

My turn: 1. No built-in Facetime throughout android or at least one manufacturer - gotta ask your aunt sally to install and sign up to Skype, right? 2. Full Control over every app (native or 3rd party) permissions, including contacts, camera, location, mic, etc. 3. Detailed fully customized notifications control. 4. Instant Updates for 3 years or more 5. Face to face support for software and hardware, and searching the net is not reliable, specially if you dont know if you got hardware or software problem 6. NO BLOAT EVER / no restrictions from carriers like the Boost download from Samsung, or Google Wallet vs IRIS 7. NO stupid verizon logo's on MY phone 8. iMovie, GarageBand, and a hundred others services that Apple provides for free, that beat 3rd party apps hands down. 9. Using voice to do 85 % of all tasks on your phone without as much as going past your lock screen. Dude I can change night mode on my map to day mode using Siri. 10. my favorite: FIND MY FRIENDS and now we can send using our native text messaging app 11. iMessage equivalent and there are too many features that are exclusive to list. But bottom line, just like facetime, you may find an app, but now you gotta get everyone to install it in order to use it freely - our just automatically knows whos got it and who doesnt. 12. Music Match - this one is cool, you get to upload all your music to iCloud (without it going toward your cloud space) and Apple will find bad/incomplete/low quality mp3's and replace with high bitrate for no extra cost - that you get to keep even if you switch to android. 13. iTunes Radio - finally a radio with international music that I can set up to play music from country I'm from (good bye pandora, spotify) We get Googles All Acess too, btw.. but iTunes Radio mixes in music that you own at home on my external harddrive too. (I have 83Gigs of music) 14. Slo Mo camera bro, this isnt just software based slowmotion camera - this is 120FPS that can be edited in iMovie anyway I please (or now within the movies folder with something u mentioned - file data sharing) 15. what about games like Nitro from Z2, SkyGambler (latest), infinity blade 3, RR3 exclusives, BioShock, Hyperlapse, and hundreds of really high end apps/games that you will probably never see. Remember instagram: it took 2 years for Android to get it. Even Google Apps and Updates are available for iOS before Android sometimes. 16. and being first to App Store, Built in voice assistant, even multitouch, in car infotainment take over (I have Car Play in my 1984 Project Car, dude, impossible with Android). 17. its getting late, how about you take care of these, I'll comeback tomorow. You may find one or two of these on one android phone or another, but try all that on ONE android phone. and all of the things you posted above too...

32. JMartin22

Posts: 2387; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

1. Stupid and not needed, not to mention useless if you don't own an iOS product. 2. Not as integrated or as flexible as Android. 3. Your only argument is that the consumer should just be happy with what is given to them out of the box instead of having an option to willingly change something about their experience? Typical iPhan mantra. 4. iTunes is an abomination, iCloud is stupid, insecure and not the best course if you're tethered to a limited data plan. Other than that, have fun leeching to a limited Wi-Fi area over time. 6. Lol, seems convenient that you and your little wife don't have any problems at all. What do you do all the time, just scroll your finger through the UI and do light web browsing? Face it, iPhones are dumb machines whose utility has been surpassed many years ago. 7. Not being able to cache apps in the background is exactly why iOS is software for dumbphones. You can't truly multi-task and transitioning from app to app takes longer because these no queued process to make launching them instantaneous. There are methods on Android for disabling what you don't want running in the background, but on iAmLameOS, it's take it or leave it. 8. Folders on the homescreen look so ugly and intuitive on iOS. They really need to update their GUI outside of some nasty looking neon pastel color past OS with aero effects.' I'd keep going, but you always put up walls and walls of copious of annoying and pointless text that no on really reads anyway.

31. JMartin22

Posts: 2387; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Yup, no wonder it's "lag free" - which it isn't lol. But to the point, there's no services or features it's really pushing to make a person's life more productive and streamlined.

17. engineer-1701d unregistered

the phone definition of beast refers to specs this phone is bearly better then a 5s, and same as nexus 5

2. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I think this was the stupidest thing they could've done. There was a possibility the phone could have hit someone on the head upon landing and the results would be deadly.

8. justme

Posts: 58; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

He did sound pleased and kind of surprised when he was looking for it: "It's in the dirt, not near a road". Just stunning.

12. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

they answered that question in the comments on youtube, saying that the pilot steered them into a plain with fields only

16. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

You could see it landed not too far from the road.

3. violentsushi

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 14, 2014

I think I almost had a seizure. My head hurt a lot after that.

4. umar456

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 07, 2014

Anyway note 4 is the king of King

10. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Gonna show this to my epileptic friends

13. AlikMalix unregistered

I wonder if it bent flying thru the air... (Who says an Apple Fan cant have a little jab at the bend iphone news)

14. AlikMalix unregistered

Whats interesting is even after a drop that high, they still recovered a video. I wonder what the phone looked like after it hit the ground - did it "bend"? (another bend remark, I'm on a roll)

20. engineer-1701d unregistered

shattered screen and maybe bent hit the sand dirt at angle

22. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Now imagine it hitting the concrete sidewalk.

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