Will a watermelon protect an iPhone from a 100-foot drop? These are the pressing questions YouTube hopes to answer in its latest jab at the Apple product. One can suppose it was a necessary test that eventually had to be done, but not at the expense of intense emotion.
iPHONE USERS WILL SHUDDER IN HORROR
You know that ever so special moment when you get that brand new iPhone? This applies to the most electronic device actually. If it has a screen, it will come with a plastic film covering it. That almost orgasmic experience of slowly peeling the film of the iPhone is the stuff of legends. In this YouTube video, though, our host ferociously rips the film off without any regard for his viewer’s feelings. From there, it only gets worse.
LEAVE IT TO YOUTUBE TO PUT SMARTPHONES IN FRUIT
Only on YouTube would you find some lonely, deranged man place a perfectly new iPhone into a freshly cut watermelon. He claims it’s for science, but this man simply wants to suck the souls of Apple fanboys right out and harvest them for the upcoming Android crop. If you happen to be easily grossed out, be forewarned. The heartless Youtube user slices open the watermelon and place the iPhone inside in order to protect it from a 100-foot drop. For those who can’t bare to see such an act, read along for the outcome.
THE FINAL VERDICT
As one can imagine, a watermelon dropped at 100 feet did not survive the fall. One benefit of this YouTube video is the addition of some ultra-slow motion footage that regardless of the outcome, is an entertaining watch. What of the phone do you ask? Surprisingly, the physical damage of the phone was fairly minimal. The screen was completely intact and there were some minor scratches along with the bottom of the device. Aside from a few stray watermelon seeds in the port, this could be seen as a successful experiment. That being said the internal organs of the phone seem forever destroyed. The moral of the story here actually comes in two parts. For one, don’t put anything in a watermelon and drop it 100 feet. Secondly, cherish that moment of taking the film off the screen. It just may be the last.