Will it melt? The iPhone 6 Plus gets a dose of thermite

Will it melt? The iPhone 6 Plus gets a dose of thermite
Thermite is a pyrotechnic compound known to burn anywhere from 2,500 to 3,000-degrees centigrade (4,500 to 5,400 degrees Fahrenheit). It’s hot.

Besides being fairly handy for use by the military for destroying weapons caches, artillery pieces, and sensitive equipment, thermite has a number of commercial and industrial uses, such as in locomotive and rail applications, as well as chemical cutting of large metal structures. Copper thermite is sometimes used in welding copper.

The folks at RatedRR have developed another industrial use for thermite, and that is to provide its fifth day (out of six) of destruction of the new Apple iPhone 6 Plus. So far, we have seen the new device contend with liquid nitrogen, water, a blender, and a 50-caliber sniper round.

Given that shooting snazzy new electronic gadgets is RaterRR’s hallmark, we were a bit surprised to see the Barrett unleashed, leading us to believe that the grand finale is going to be something special. This latest installment using thermite has us really excited to see what happens tomorrow.  Regardless of that, we can count on all of it to be recorded in super-slow-motion video.

Now, credit where credit is due, we were expecting to see the thermite just melt through the iPhone completely, but Rick Ryan wanted to see how the chemically treated glass display would hold up under the extreme temperatures. We know it is not a sapphire glass component, rather it was described as an “ion strengthened” panel, so it is like Gorilla Glass, but we are pretty sure it is not the Corning product as Apple seemed to go out of its way not to use the name "Gorilla Glass."

The glass did a remarkable display of at least preserving the shape of the iPhone, while the rest of the device cooked away under many thousands of degrees of heat.  Did it melt? The argument could be made that it did not, and that is pretty impressive.

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19 Comments

1. MichiGo

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

I wish i had the money to destroy 6 Iphone 6s....

2. Busyboy unregistered

Well with the return you'll get from views/ads, it won't be a big loss

13. TheMoltenD

Posts: 109; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

These people get sponsors, they aren't paying a dime for any of this.

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

That would be a wast man let those iDots Shps wast their money for us too entertain us how fragile the iPhones are. HEHEHE FIRE HEHE FIRE!! (BEAVIS).

3. ivanvillamizar

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 23, 2014

What did that prove? Other than you are an idiot with too much money or that your sponsors are idiots with too much money.

4. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

It also bends, too LMAO

7. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

The iBend6.

14. stealthd unregistered

And that has nothing to do with this story. Can't miss an opportunity for irrelevant bashing can you?

15. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Apple deserves it iBoy.

20. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Now they have a iCurve screen

5. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Such beautiful view.

8. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Best day of our life

10. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

.....and what are the point,of all these videos again?????????

11. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Loving dem destruction on dem new iPhone6's....they should do more than 6 days...like 10 at least

12. p51d007

Posts: 703; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Another useless video of some idiot destroying a 600-800 dollar device, to garner some hits on a website or youtube channel.

16. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

why is too much iphone 6 test they must of love to disrtoy these iphones..

17. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Will your head explode if I stick a bunch of C4 in your mouth and detonate it? Pfft what the heck is this supposed to prove.

18. iamiosusers unregistered

Wow... They destroy the iPhone 6. But still, many people buy the iPhone 6.

19. Fellwalker

Posts: 535; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

I thought thermite was for destroying terminators, not phones? Is there a link I've missed?

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