The iPhone 5S can survive falls on dirt, falls on concrete, and even complete, if brief, dips into a phone’s worst enemy: H2O. But sadly, it cannot resist the destructive power of a 50-cal sniper bullet.
This is why the world loves Americans:
The self-styled “Tech Assassin” has struck again, setting up a defenseless gold iPhone 5S in a contest against a massive M802A1 Barrett sniper rifle. Face-on, the 50-cal’s 2-inch-long bullet passes right through the iPhone 5S cleanly, barely rocking the phone back at all. Edge-on, however, the 50-cal bullet absolutely shatters the iPhone, leaving just fragments of twisted metal and a cloud of Gorilla Glass dust.
Clearly, the “Tech Assassin” has way too much time and money on his hands.
What I’d really like to see, however, is him taking the iPhone back to Apple, right up to the Genius Bar in an Apple store, handing over the fragments, and asking if damage like this is covered under warranty.