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iPhone 4S Survived Trip to Atmosphere But Not Drop Test
By Sidney Wong - on 18 Oct 2011, 6:16pm

iPhone 4S Survived Trip to Atmosphere But Not Drop Test

Source: SquareTrade 

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.

Source: 9t05Mac (1) (2)


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