When a cell phone case company says they have a nearly indestructible case, people want to see a tangible demonstration of what it can do.
So… the fine folks over at Urban Armor Gear decided to drop an iPhone 6 from an altitude of just over 101,000 feet (19.1 miles) – well into the stratosphere. After attaching the phone to a GoPro equipped rig, the company let the phone drop and let the video speak for itself.
According to the YouTube video description,
On November 28th, 2014 we sent a brand new iPhone 6 on the ultimate adventure to the stratosphere. On its journey, the iPhone reached a height of over 101,000 feet and encountered temperatures as cold as -79 degrees F and winds as strong as 70 MPH. During the descent the iPhone 6 and flight rig withstood a 150 PRM rotation as the parachute deployed and the rig fought to stabilize.
Upon landing the flight rig broke apart, however the iPhone remained unscathed and in perfect working order.
The flight rig contained two GoPro cameras, 1 GPS locator and a backup phone with GPS and active tracking installed. The flight lasted over 3 hours and covered 12 miles across the ground. The iPhone 6 was wrapped in our composite iPhone 6 case with no screen protector installed. The iPhone was on upon takeoff but froze and shut down as the temperature dropped. When the iPhone 6 and flight rig were found, the iPhone was powered on and tested for full functionality.
Urban Armor cases are available for the iOS and Android phones and tablets as well as the Microsoft Surface Pro.