Drilling a headphone jack
This year, serial iPhone killer Taras Maksimuk — otherwise known as TechRax — grabbed the headlines when he posted a video entitled “Secret Hack To Get Headphone Jack on the iPhone 7.” It shows him drilling a hole where the headphone jack used to be and then plugging headphones into it and pretending it works just like the old, abandoned 3.5-millimeter jack. Just to be clear — it doesn’t work and you will likely kill your iPhone if you attempt it.
Scratch and bend test
This scratch and bend test from JerryRigEverything is a bit more scientific, and feels like a genuine attempt to see how durable the iPhone 7 really is rather than a thinly disguised excuse to smash it. He uses picks with different hardness ratings and concludes that the Touch ID and camera lens are not sapphire glass, because they scratch too easily. But when he applies a naked flame to the screen for 10 seconds, it quickly recovers. He also has real trouble bending it, ensuring there will be no repeat of bendgate with the
How durable is the iPhone 7 compared to the iPhone 6S when you drop it? That question is answered here by EverythingApplePro, with a series of drops onto concrete from varying heights. It turns out the
Fall from a helicopter
Drop tests are standard fare, but can the iPhone 7 survive a fall from a helicopter? Turns out that it can. An
Cut in half
The people at HaerteTest unbox a new iPhone 7, strap it into a vice, and then cut it completely in half with a diamond blade in this disappointingly video. What did you expect to happen?
Shot with a rifle
If you’re curious about how well the iPhone 7 stands up to gunfire, then the guys at FullMag have all the answers you need. They repeatedly shot the new
Apple made the iPhone 7 water-resistant — something we’ve put to the test and confirmed for ourselves — but just how water-resistant is it? This video from EverythingApplePro compares the
It may survive water, but what happens if you freeze the iPhone 7? Adrian Isen submerses an
Boiling water test
In this video, also from TechRax, the iPhone 7 is dumped into boiling water. Surprisingly, it survives and, after cooling down a bit, it appears to be working fine. He then dunks it again for longer and the
Surfing in the sea
So we know that the iPhone 7 can survive a dunk, but how will it fare in the big, wide ocean? Pro surfer, Kai Lenny fitted an
It takes a hydraulic press to obliterate the iPhone 7 in the most complete manner we’ve seen. In this video, the iPhone is squashed flat while wedged in portrait orientation, sending shattered glass everywhere. This is a pretty spectacular video from the Hydraulic Press Channel.
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