The iPhone 6 Plus goes for a skydive, sans parachute

The iPhone 6 Plus goes for a skydive, sans parachute
Six iPhones, six days of torture and destruction, starting with a small container of liquid nitrogen, continuing on by shattering from the force of a bullet, and melting thanks to small pot of thermite.

The RatedRR team took to the skies out of Perris, California, home to one of the largest dropzones in the world, Perris Valley Skydiving. Rick Ryan, the slow-motion video artist behind RatedRR, is also an accomplished skydiver.

Equipped with several GoPro cameras, a few wingsuits, an iPhone 6 Plus (the last of the six RatedRR picked up on opening day), a GPS tag, and of course, parachutes for the jumpers, the gang climbed aboard Skydive Perris’ famed “Shark Air” Twin Otter and took to the skies above the southern California desert.

The hapless iPhone was dropped from an altitude somewhere above parachute deployment, several thousand feet at least. The idea was to use “Find my iPhone” if there was any chance of the device surviving the impact. Failing that, the GPS tag would do the trick. Remarkably, the iPhone still worked, suffering only a shattered screen.  Terminal velocity certainly lent a hand to the iPhone's survival, but at least it did not appear to bend

This is something we have seen before, a few years ago a jumper lost his iPhone 4 while in freefall, only to have the device continue working despite the broken glass.

So we now come to the end of what has been six entertaining days of various ways an iPhone 6 Plus might suffer its demise. The realistic applications for some of these are far outside the realm of common or realistic activity, but at least you know what could happen if your device is dipped in frigid liquid nitrogen, ends up in a blender, gets dunked in water, shot with a 50-caliber sniper rifle, melted by thermite, or dropped from a plane.  For those wondering "what's the point," you are missing the point. 

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9 Comments

1. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

iPhone while in air falling : I believe i can fly

2. maherk

Posts: 6775; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Next in phonearena Watch the iPhone 6 while it takes a crap and brush it's teeth before taking the bus to go to work.

9. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Lmfao. .

3. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

My G2's screen broke after a 3 feet fall...

4. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Apple trust fund kids and their iPhone technoporn.

5. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

iFly.

6. OldNorseBruin

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

...and it also will survive in your skinny pants when you sit your fatazz down: It'll BEND, but won't break! iCHUMPS for-ever, baby!

7. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

It will break if you try to bend it back...

8. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

That is truly amazing...

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