Guy Send His iPhone Xs 15km Above The Ground For A Drop Test

Articles Jul 17, 2019 22:40

Drop testing has been a trend in these past couple years, as a new Apple product or any electronic device came out, someone had to make a ridiculous drop test to see if the device would survive. Normal drop test like 1 metre fall would verify the quality but this mad lad had sent his iPhone Xs 15km high with air balloon and dropped it, let's see the result.

That's exactly what one YouTuber did recently, as crazy as it sounds -- he sent his brand new iPhone XS tied to a bunch of party balloons, sailing into the boundless blue sky. 

Guy Send His iPhone Xs 15km Above The Ground For A Drop Test

YouTuber Techrax sent his iPhone XS to the sky by putting it a styrofoam box, strapped to over 110 balloons and recorded the journey of the iPhone gliding through the skies.

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The scene looks straight out of the movie Up, if you have seen it. The video shows the beautiful journey of the iPhone XS going as high as 10-15 kilometres in the sky as well as capturing picturesque panoramic landscapes of the city of Lincoln, California.

After a while, the balloons began to pop (maybe due to the hot temperature in the skies that cause the helium to expand and burst) later and the entire package came down somewhere near Verdera in Lincoln, California. 

Sadly the phone could only capture the first 15 minutes of the footage as when Techrax finally got his hands on the phone it was extremely hot and had stopped recording, probably due to the sun.

How did he find his iPhone XS?

Now you might be wondering how he got his phone back? No, he didn't use 'Find my iPhone', he strapped a GPS device to the box and tracked it using another phone.

Guy Send His iPhone Xs 15km Above The Ground For A Drop Test

Surprisingly, this wasn't his first rodeo, as around two years ago he had tried something similar. He strapped a weather balloon to an iPhone 7 and set it to the skies, along with a GPS tracker, but instead of a styrofoam box, the phone was strapped naked to the weather balloon unit.

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When he did get his hands on the crashed phone, the back was scratched, but the iPhone 7 was running just fine! Check out this fascinating video here:

Whether it is crazy smartphone durability tests by JerryRigEverything or really crisp-looking reviews by MKBHD, or seeing an iPhone XS flying high up the sky tied to nothing but balloons, there's no saying what YouTube can throw your way to brighten a boring day.

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