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People are doing drop tests with the new iPhone 6

Yes, already.

WELL, THREE DAYS have passed since the iPhone 6 was released, so it makes sense that some people are conducting drop tests on the new model.

What’s a drop test, you ask?

It’s where you drop the iPhone from a height and see if it causes any damage. Sometimes it’s a simple case of dropping it from hip height, but some daredevils take it to the next level and conduct the tests while sitting on a roof.

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Spoiler alert: this is what happens when you throw a phone off a roof.

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Several such videos have been uploaded in recent days, each with varying results. (Basically, it seems to be reasonably durable if you invest in a good case and don’t, you know, throw it off a roof.)

Not satisfied with the simple drop tests, others have taken to conducting more thorough tests, such as this video featuring a guy dropping a hammer on the screen just to see what happens. (Guess what happens.)

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Or this guy who placed the phone in liquid nitrogen and subequently smashed it to smithereens.

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This YouTube comments captures our thoughts on such tests.

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Meanwhile, there are several poor souls out there reporting to have already dropped their new iPhones.

Even comedian Kevin Hart dropped his.


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Get it together, people.

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