No matter what features the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus offer, there’s one fatal flaw of smart phones that neither has achieved yet — iPhones still shatter when you drop them. A Ukrainian tech blogger has released a video comparing each generation’s ability to bounce back from being dropped. Not only does it show how well the iPhone 6 stacks up to its immediate predecessors like the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, it goes back all the way the original 2G model to document how progress has improved to making Apple’s device stronger. Sadly, it looks an unbreakable Apple device is still out of our reach, even though we can now get our hands on the iPhone 6’s vastly improved durability.
The blogger TechRax seems to have a predilection for destroying electronics, even beyond the iPhone 6. His YouTube is full of videos him doing all manner of other stress tests to electronics. In one particularly abusive video, he replaces the iPhone 6 with a Samsung Galaxy S5 to makes a sandwich with his MacBook Pro. Oh, and then he grills it.
Of course, TechRax literally has dozens of videos like this — making those of us who still don’t have an iPhone 6 (or even an iPhone 5S) cringe a little bit every time we see him casually toss one on the ground, or on to the grill. You can watch the iPhone 6 take a hammer and knife below.
Despite not being indestructible quite yet, Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have broken already mammoth sales records for the company. More than 10 million of the two iPhones were sold during its launch weekend — not even including the company’s Chinese sales. Apple CEO Tim Cook released a statement commending the iPhone 6’s success.
“Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn’t be happier. We would like to thank all of our customers for making this our best launch ever, shattering all previous sell-through records by a large margin. While our team managed the manufacturing ramp better than ever before, we could have sold many more iPhones with greater supply and we are working hard to fill orders as quickly as possible.”
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