iPhone 6s undergoes crazy stress test under motorcycle wheel

iPhone 6s undergoes crazy stress test under motorcycle wheel


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Burnoutgate? Hey, let's be honest -- it wouldn't have been any worse than bendgate.
Photo: Techrax/Instagram

What happens when a rose gold iPhone 6s undergoes a bizarre “burnout” stress test beneath the wheels of an Italian Ducati pocket bike? A completely implausible scenario that would never in a million years happen to a handset in the real world, that’s what!

But, hey, if seeing brand new iPhones destroyed in bizarre ways is what gets your engines revving, click below for the oddly-compelling video.

The man behind this video is none other than oddball Ukrainian YouTuber TechRax — whose series of past iPhone stress tests include handsets boiling in Coca-Cola, being buried beneath deep snow, crushed under the treads of a tank, and a variety of other scenarios which, quite frankly, make you wonder if he had some traumatic childhood incident involving a smartphone.

Sometimes I wonder if YouTube stress tests or unboxings are the 2015 equivalent of Nero fiddling while Rome burned. Then again, the fact that the iPhone (semi) survives this one is actually pretty impressive.

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