iPhone Stress Tests You Can Perform Yourself


I’ve been observing this iPhone madness, and when Andrew sent me this link to an obviously gentle PC World iPhone Stress Test video, I had to provide my own recommended stress testing guidelines.

The Chris Tingom iPhone Stress Test

  • Play “egg toss” on the parking lot
  • Drop it down an elevator shaft (a mine shaft will do in a pinch)
  • Throw it against a brick wall with all of your might
  • Play baseball with the iPhone (professional pitcher not required)
  • “Accidentally” microwave it with lunch
  • Freeze it with your lunch leftovers
  • Run over it with a lawnmower
  • Play ice hocky and use the iPhone as a puck!

I’m sure you can imagine it wouldn’t survive. But if it did, I’d buy one. In other news, Viddler is giving away two iPhones in July.


6 responses to “iPhone Stress Tests You Can Perform Yourself”

  1. No need to get all weird or creative. Just give it to a woman.

    • Watch it fall from the elliptical at the gym. Repeat.
    • Drop it in the toilet. (Void your warranty).
    • Melt a lipstick on it in your purse.
    • Spill a cappuccino all over. (For more on this, check out my most recent blog entry, linked above.)

    For iPods, the solution has been a rugged case. How does a touch screen work with a case?

  2. I saw the Viddler contest linked on Daringfireball.net, my other daily read. I bet that got some traffic to the site!

    That pic is hilarious! I was one of the people waiting in line for the iPhone on friday and it was a little like this when the first people walked out with their “prize”… the people in line were cheering for them! And that was just an at&t store.

    The phone is amazing btw.. 🙂 I think the point of the stress test is to simulate somewhat realistic conditions. I would like to see what happens if it’s briefly submerged in liquid as Diana mentioned, however.

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