Don’t Shoot an iPhone 5 with Lasers [Video]

Oct 4, 2012 - 16 Comments

iPhone 5 lasers

The iPhone 5 may be a lot tougher than it’s predecessor, but apparently it’s no match for lasers. For some reason or another someone decided to shoot a bunch of lasers at an iPhone 5 to see how it would hold up, and what do you know, it ends up destroying the iPhone. Entirely pointless, but at least they filmed the entire thing and you can watch it embedded below.

So while you should feel confident that dropping the device isn’t going to do much damage other than a simple nick or ding, whatever you do, just don’t shoot laser beams at your iPhone 5 if you want it to last.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Fun, iPhone


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  1. Jeremy says:

    @Saeed, according to the description on YouTube: “Music from Digital Juice Stack Traxx – ‘Masquerade'”.

  2. Aberto I says:

    Stupid test made by stupid people for stupid fanboyz

  3. Saeed says:

    Can Anyone Tell Me What Is The Name Of Music Or The Album Name Or Creator Of This Excellent Music On This Clip?

  4. MacAndroid says:

    Totally awesome. I did that same test with my Samsung phone and it held up just fine.

  5. Alfie says:

    That’s $600 wasted … for what?

  6. Jason says:

    Don’t fret, they probably have AppleCare+ on this phone and will promptly have a working one when an exchange is available.

  7. Lenon says:

    YES…..please please MORE iPhones!…..burn baby burn!

  8. B.R. says:

    Hell if you didnt want the phone I would have taken it!!like Jeff Dunham friend Walter says: “DUMB ASS!”

  9. Munas says:

    Do not see a point of doing this.
    I’d rather see how they stare to the laser with their one eye left :)

  10. Brady says:

    What the? Why?!?!

  11. adam says:

    At this distance, and so long time, and with the smaller iPhone5 Screen , Yes all right. This Stupid…

  12. harbaugh says:

    Seems awfully wasteful! I know they do these for promotional purposes, but come on!

  13. Jose says:


  14. Brooklyn Bob says:

    Dr. Evil: I just fried my iPhone 5 with a gigantic “Lazer”, is this covered by Apple Care?
    Genius Bar Dude: Like, duh. This is not covered by Apple Care.

  15. David says:

    Wow, how those’s ppl are so stupid !!! time loosing, money loosing ! for what ? nothing !! the Iphone burn from lazer lighting !! it’s revolution !!!

    Arfff !! stupid ppl…stupid test…

  16. Evandro says:

    Don’t do this!!! Give-me the iPhone please ='(

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