If you drop an iPhone 6 from space will it survive? How about encasing it with a state of the art phone casing will it survive the drop?
A company making phones cases did this to a brand new iPhone 6. UAG the company, who releases the video last November 2014, shows the iPhone equipped with their casing aboard a balloon then taken more than 101,000 feet above before being dropped.
Do you think it will survive the space drop? Let’s find out!
“When the iPhone 6 and flight rig were found, the iPhone was powered on and tested for full functionality,” said Urban Armor Gear Inc., the company behind the video.
During the flight, the iPhone was wrapped in the company’s composite case with no screen protector installed.
According to them (UAG Inc.), the space trip reached a height of 101,345 feet max, with temperatures as cold as -79 degrees Fahrenheit (-61.6667 degrees Celsius) and winds as strong as 70 mph (112.654 kph). The balloon raptured and the iPhone starts its free fall from space.
After the fall, the flight rig was torn apart – but the iPhone “remained unscathed and in perfect working order.”
CNET reported that the cold temperature “killed the charge” in the phone’s battery, but the phone was “fully functional after being recharged.”
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