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Old Sep 28, 2012, 01:41 PM   #1
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Both Lasers and Water are Damaging to the iPhone 5




A pair of fun videos have shown what not to do to an iPhone 5. The first, from Android Authority (via Cult of Mac), shows the iPhone 5 going through several torture tests, including spilled coffee and being fully submerged in water. It fared well in the first, but less so in the second.

The second test, from Wicked Lasers (via TechCrunch), shows 6 watts of lasers aimed at the iPhone 5's screen; with unfortunate results:


Article Link: Both Lasers and Water are Damaging to the iPhone 5
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 01:43 PM   #2
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In unrelated news, a hammer to the head will also cause cranial fracture.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 01:45 PM   #3
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Wow. I understand why water would be damaging to an iPhone, what I didn't know was that lasers where damaging too. I mean if you are going to the extremes of pointing concentrated laser beam, any devices would break.

Talk about stress testing.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 01:46 PM   #4
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How does it go against sharks with friggen laser beams?
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 01:46 PM   #8
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I'm not sure what worries me more - the amount of pleasure that this guy gets out of, uh, "torturing" an iPhone or the fact that it is apparently news that water can indeed ruin an electronic device.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 01:47 PM   #9
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6 W? are they stupid?? how does that represent a typical accident in a consumer world
they should focus that on their eyes so that their brains get cooked!
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 01:50 PM   #10
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Some of the things that happen when you have more money than you need.

Lasers are interesting, though.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 01:51 PM   #11
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Lol, I can't even get my iPhone 5 that I pre-ordered and these guys are destroying theirs!
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 01:51 PM   #12
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In unrelated news, a hammer to the head will also cause cranial fracture.
Absolute lie. It's not written in this blog so it's untrue.

Fact: A laser is also harmful to the Samsung Galaxy.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 01:53 PM   #13
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Now that they've already broken it, they should see if it's bullet proof. It would be nice to know that if I had iPhone5 in my pocket and some gangsta shot me in my pocket, I wouldn't die.
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Now that they've already broken it, they should see if it's bullet proof. It would be nice to know that if I had iPhone5 in my pocket and some gangsta shot me in my pocket, I wouldn't die.
done.

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While this is kind of a no brainer, it's cool to see how it held up. If you look the screen was actually still turning on after the lasers had their way with it. I think they could have given the iPhone more of a chance with the water, especially if they waited longer. This is really good considering most iPhone's are submerged for less than 15 seconds and when the owner takes the phone out of the water they're more likely to turn it off right away than see if it still works. : P

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Absolute lie. It's not written in this blog so it's untrue.

Fact: A laser is also more harmful to the Samsung Galaxy.


I'm also sure it wouldn't handle being in water as well.
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Slow news day?
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done.

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That is a bebe gun, it ain't a 9mn handgun or even a desert eagle.
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lasers.....is this a problem with iPhone users?
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That is a bebe gun, it ain't a 9mn handgun or even a desert eagle.
it's not a bebe gun either. It's a Taurus Judge with a 4/10 shotgun shell in it.
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Really does not make me want to buy their flashlight. I can't be the only one who will temporarily put a flashlight that is turned on face down on a table, why would I want something that would set said table on fire!? Heat in lighting = inefficiency, that thing much eat batteries in addition to being a fire hazard.
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lasers.....is this a problem with iPhone users?
Only when a sniper's laser-sight moves across your iPhone to your forehead.
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I'm just curious as to who wasted an upgrade with their mobile carrier to buy an iphone to destroy.
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