iPhone 4S Survived Trip to Atmosphere But Not Drop Test
The Apple iPhone 4S was just released last Friday and it had gone through two ordeals - a trip to Earth's atmosphere and a drop test.
According to 9to5Mac, a group of guys made a special tribute to Steve Jobs by sending two iPhone 4Ss into Earth's atmosphere via a weather balloon.
One of the phones took photos at intervals while the other did video recording. The phones survived the trip and landed safely, thanks to a parachute and Otterbox cases.
Unfortunately, the iPhone 4S did not survive the drop test which was conducted by the staff at SquareTrade. The Samsung Galaxy S II was also included as part of the test to determine which phone is more hardy.
The drop test consists of three different scenarios - waist high, shoulder height and face down. The front and back glass panels of the iPhone 4S shattered upon impact while the Galaxy S II suffered minimal damages to its chassis.
The drop test video serves as a gentle reminder that no matter how powerful our smartphones are, a drop is all it takes to shatter them physically.