iPhone 6s Torture Tests

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ricks2gtouch

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So they destroyed two iphones. What is that, $650 each minimum? How stupid. Just to show that a case won't protect it from a lawn mower. OK.
 
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ricks2gtouch that was my thoughts also, what a stupid test for what? Now who would have ever thought that a small plastic outer case, would save the iPhone from a lawnmowers spinning blade.

I don't know why rafagon did not just stick his hand along with the iPhone, in the mowers spinning blade, now that would have made it a really good video. :)
 

Rafagon

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It is no wonder many people all over the world,see us in the USA as being stupid.
I disagree. I think people here in the USA just know how to have fun.

But make no mistake about it, when we’re inventing ultra high-tech stuff, curing diseases or performing groundbreaking surgeries, nobody can say we’re stupid.

There’s a time for work and there’s a time for play, and I pity those who only have time for the former.
 
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Over the past years this forum has helped thousands of people, with their iPhone problems and i am sure it will remain a great source of help, for others for many more years to come.
 

Napoleon PhoneApart

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I disagree. I think people here in the USA just know how to have fun.

But make no mistake about it, when we’re inventing ultra high-tech stuff, curing diseases or performing groundbreaking surgeries, nobody can say we’re stupid.

There’s a time for work and there’s a time for play, and I pity those who only have time for the former.
Well, a lot of Americans work and have neither time nor money to destroy iPhones. ;)
 

Europa

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So they destroyed two iphones. What is that, $650 each minimum? How stupid. Just to show that a case won't protect it from a lawn mower. OK.
I agree that it's stupid, but it's an easy way to make money if you're popular enough to get views. The phones are video props. They cost a lot less than the the video made. It has over seven million views, which is what determines the amount of money it makes. The goal for this type of video is to increase subscribers and get YouTube partner status, if they don't already have it. They can make quite a bit from ad revenue. YouTube partners can easily make $250,000+ per year.
So it makes what they did in the video less stupid?

I'm not going to argue about it. Not worth it. Unlike the video, I guess, there is no money in it.
It seems stupid when you look at it from our point of view because we just see it as destroying a new, expensive phone. But if you look at it from the video makers' point of view, you'll see that it's a way to turn a small amount of money into a larger amount. Destroying perfectly good iPhones tends to really gets people's attention.

tl;dr: It's sort of like blowing up new cars in action movies, just smaller scale.