Will Dudley Do-Right save the Apple iPhone 5s from an oncoming train?

Will Dudley Do-Right save the Apple iPhone 5s from an oncoming train?
Can an Apple iPhone 5s stand up to an oncoming train and survive the impact? YouTube channel TechRax taped two Apple iPhone 5s handsets, one at a time, to a railroad track. We should point out that this is against the law because you are not allowed to hang around active train tracks. According to the Federal Railroad Administration, trespassing is the leading cause of railroad related deaths in the states. That figure reached 500 last year. But we digress.
In the first test, a black Apple iPhone 5s was strapped to the track as though it were a damsel in distress, waiting for Dudley Do-Right to come along and save her. But there was no saving the iPhone. As a GoPro camera recorded the impact, the microSIM card survived while the rest of the phone went to smartphone heaven. In the second test, a white Apple iPhone 5s met the same fate. Actually, the white handset had it worse, as the phone and its micro SIM card, were pulverized by the rushing train.

So what exactly has this test proved? After all, no handset would be able to survive being run over by a train. At this stage, most smartphone users would be happy if their device were merely waterproof.

source: TechRax via CNET

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  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)



1. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

That is pretty awesome though. It didn't seem to deform too much due to its aluminium body. It could've derailed it though!~

8. caustictoast

Posts: 31; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

There's no way a 200 ton train is going to even notice a 114g iPhone on the track. Not even slightly. It would take a lot more than that to derail a train

2. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Good to see that death

3. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

It takes getting crushed by a train to make the iPhone a little bit exciting.

4. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Why is this a news to phonearena? Is there any minimum article requirement per day for apple?

5. WinDroid

Posts: 77; Member since: May 20, 2014

Says "Iphone is going to be crushed by train", shows a picture of a whore on the article. Classy, unintentional irony lol.

6. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Thats Taylor swift on album art of song "mean"

7. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Whore? Like really? That's mean.

9. Nokia99

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

I can't decide whether you mean that his comment is mean or just saying the album name

18. aipom

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

Ba Dum Tss

20. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Haters gonna hate hate hate c:

10. nvrhde

Posts: 77; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

That was unexpected I thought the phone will survive somehow, Great video, very thoughtful.

11. jibraihimi

Posts: 801; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

They should never try this stunt with nokia 3300, or else they will be responsible for loss of valuable lives.......

13. greyhulk

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

This just in: Train derailed by Nokia 3300. Film at 11.

12. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010

Shocking! I thought smartphones can survive a train crash. -_- Seriously ? what was the point of this article ?

14. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

The test was later tried on a Nokia. The train exploded. The Nokia was fine. There was a rapid and severe cover-up by government and transit authorities.

15. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

This guy is kind of an idiot. Union Pacific will probably sue him, plus where he was standing for the second (white) destruction could have injured him.

16. linaresx

Posts: 101; Member since: Jun 13, 2013

And this is why the robots will rise up.

17. OldNorseBruin

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

Apple ICHUMP 5s(h*t) can't even stand up to LAST YEAR'S Android phones much less a train...

19. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

I dont care about what news is all about I just came here for Taylor Swift

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