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Video: iPhone 6 free falls from space in the ultimate drop test

Published Jan 16th, 2015 9:39AM EST
iPhone 6 Drop Test

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How annoying is this? You drop your phone accidentally from barely 3 feet off the ground and the screen shatters instantly. Meanwhile, Urban Armor Gear flies an iPhone 6 into space and intentionally drops it back down to Earth, and it emerges unscathed. UAG’s video isn’t going to make the sting of having dropped and cracked your smartphone any less painful, but it’s still pretty fun to watch.

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iPhone case maker Urban Armor Gear recently slapped one of its latest protective cases onto an iPhone 6 and  floated it up to space on a rig attached to a balloon. After the phone froze and rapidly discharged, the company dropped it back to Earth from an altitude of more than 100,000 feet above England.

UAG also recorded the whole ordeal with two GoPro cameras, of course, and posted the resulting video on YouTube.

A parachute was deployed to break the phone’s fall during its descent, so of course this can’t really be considered a true drop test. What was the point, then? We have no idea, but it’s pretty neat to watch, nevertheless.

The full video of the iPhone’s climb and drop is embedded below.

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.