What Happens When You Drop an iPhone From Space? Probably Not What You Think!

What Happens When You Drop an iPhone From Space?

Felix Baumgartner set records when he decided to freefall from space 23 miles down to Earth in 2012. It was a spectacular moment but what happens when you do the same thing to an iPhone? Well, there's no need for speculation! As part of a ...

Felix Baumgartner set records when he decided to freefall from space 23 miles down to Earth in 2012. It was a spectacular moment but what happens when you do the same thing to an iPhone?

Well, there’s no need for speculation! As part of a promotional campaign for a new iPhone case, Urban Armor Gear filmed that precise thing happening to see just how tough the phone/case combo is. The phone was first lifted 100,000 feet to the very edge of space by a balloon and was then dropped as part of a rig including two GoPro cameras to capture the action and GPS to help locate the device afterwards.

It’s worth noting that there was a parachute that deployed before the phone hit the floor (for health and safety reasons) but touchdown was still tough enough to smash the rig while the friction and extreme temperatures would have been pretty intense too for the phone. Specifically, it will have faced temperatures as low as -79 degrees and have been spinning at one point at 150rpm.

Remember when everyone was bragging that the Nokia 3210 could survive a gunshot (because that’s totally useful)? Looks like 14 years later it’s finally been beaten!

Source – CNET

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