What’s the point of crazy torture test videos like this?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by akash.nu, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    So YouTube just suggested this video to me and having watched this I’m perplexed as to why people make these videos or even why people watch these videos?!

     
  2. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    Why they make them? Views, ad revenue, sponsorship deals.

    Why people watch them? Hard to say.
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    They make these videos in hopes of gaining subscribers and clicks. It's Clickbait material. Most of these torture and drop test of these smart Phones area not indicative of real world experience of what somebody will encounter with their iPhones. Albeit, They are interesting to see the durability.
     
  4. canuckRus macrumors 6502a

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    Just first worlders with more money than brains entertaining themselves.
     
  5. Nozuka macrumors 68020

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  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Because people like you promote them and the maker is making money!
     
  7. edfoo macrumors 6502

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    Totally agree. Those YouTubers are just striving for more views even though they are pointless. I mean how often are the majority of users going to expose their iPhones to liquid nitrogen?
     
  8. Ralfi macrumors 68030

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    I think they're an interesting/entertaining way to find out the durability of these devices. Puts my mind at ease in some cases.

    For eg. Putting the Airpods in a washing machine only to find they still worked, reduced my concern of wearing them during light rain.

    They're an extreme barometer but they do serve a purpose imo.
     
  9. Razor Time macrumors member

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    Reminds me of the ‘Will it Blend’ videos which for some reason had millions of hits.
     
  10. edfoo macrumors 6502

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    That I can understand and a useful test. But when will we going to get near a bucket of liquid nitrogen? If T-1000 terminator couldn't survive it, don't expect iPhone to either :p
     
  11. Ralfi macrumors 68030

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    Extreme testing is all apart of the development of new devices.

    These are just amateur extensions of that testing & a bit of fun. :D
     
  12. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    after 500 views or so Google will share ad revenue with you. These people make money from their videos
     

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