As Steve Jobs would say, "It just works."
The good thing about iPhones is that there is an infinite amount of ways to destroy them. Whether you’re interested in a crushing, a frying, or an old fashioned dunking in the toilet, there's a iPhone death for you. Unlike the actual phone, the destruction of an iPhone is entirely customizable.
However, few iPhone deaths are as cool as the one The Backyard Scientists pulled off in this video. Taking a page from Terminator 2: Judgement Day’s saddest scene, they dipped their iPhone in Lava to similar results.
This isn’t as sad as that moment, but it’s still really cool. Once it’s submerged, the iPhone comes completely apart. But the real money is when they pour the contents into a cast-iron pan, which looks straight-up like T-1000. You’ve got to check this out.
We’ve heard a lot about how thin and powerful the new iPhone 7 is. We’ve also heard a lot about how waterproof it is. But one question remains: Is this thing Acid Proof?
Good question, which is why TechRax poured the world’s most corrosive acid on the world’s most popular cellphone to find out.
Taking several crystals of Fluoroantimonic Acid and dropping them on a working iPhone 7, TechRax tests if the phone can withstand the acid for a day. The acid begins to eat away at the casing but does little to destroy the phone's battery. so The host then adds some hydrogen peroxide and sulfuric acid. Things get fun from there.
The results and the strength of Apple’s phone are very surprising, especially considering that most people break their phones by dropping them in the toilet. The phone actually turns on in the end, but what the acid does to this thing physically is really cool.
Today’s going to be rough for everyone, so why not block out the horror of your weird uncle with some classic gaming? Solitaire, the world’s loneliest card adventure, has always been better on the computer, and now Microsoft has delivered a holiday treat a few months early.
Also, starting today, you download Microsoft’s classic “Microsoft Solitaire Collection" for iOS and Android, according to The Verge. The game, which has been on Window for more than 25 years, includes Klondike, Spider, FreeCell, Pyramid, and Tripeaks. Best of all, it’s free.There’s a “Premium Edition” that costs $1.99 a month and includes an ad-free version along with daily challenges and game boosts. But for those strapped for cash, this is the perfect way to ignore your family.
Don’t want to download another app, simply go to Google, type in Solitare and start playing. It’s the best.
As soon as your family decides to bring up the election, you can zone out into your phone and shake quietly to yourself.
Happy Thanksgiving, Daily What-ers!
In the ongoing war between Apple and Samsung, the battle has turned not towards more practical and useful products and services, but rather which company can impart the most damage on its users.
As has been reported, and even mocked by the president and Grand Theft Auto, Samsung has been the champion of flamable phones for the past few months. Samsung has been an innovator in how to leave their users with burns thanks to the explosive Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.
That was until the Silicon Valley stalwart Apple has had their say.
After falling asleep watching a movie on her iPhone 7, a pregnant Australian woman awoke to several “superficial” burns on her arm, leaving “an imprint of the phone and charger etched into her skin,” according to Metro.
While she’s probably relieved that the phone didn’t blowup, Melanie Tan Pelaez did claim to also “experience sudden pain, pins and needles, numbness and shortness of breath.” Genius Bar can’t fix that.
The burns, Pelaez was told, wouldn’t be covered under the warranty, as Apple “allegedly denied that the phone was to blame ‘as it didn’t have a distinct smell’ and told her the phone usually shuts down if overheating occurs.” The phone has since been sent to California for testing.
Hey, if it doesn’t smell like an Apple burn, it’s not an Apple burn. Now, let’s see Samsung build an explosion with a signature smell. Google Pixel, you smell what we're cooking?
Ew, you're still using an iPhone 7? How quaint.
Despite being just eight weeks old, the iPhone 7 is already old hat, as rumors of the iPhone 8 have already begun to surface. A report from the Nikkei Asian Review says that tests at Foxconn, the infamous iPhone production plant, have started. After all, the iPhone 7 is really old and can barely even function anymore.
Let's breeze past the obvious new features of the iPhone 8. It will likely be the thinnest, lightest, and fastest iPhone ever, with the best camera ever put in an iPhone. Cool. Where's the good stuff?
"Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn Technology Group, is making wireless charging modules," says Nikkei. Finally, wireless charging, and to think, the iPhone 7 (remember that thing?) still uses a wire.
The addition of wireless charging should please iPhone 7 users. If you can recall about 60 days ago, Apple took a “courageous” step and removed headphone jacks from their phones, leaving just one port to charge the battery and listen to music. But who can even remember such things? It was so long ago.
One thing's for sure, these are all unconfirmed rumors, and we have no idea when the next iPhone will actually be released. In the meantime, you'll just have to stick it out with your decrepit iPhone 7. Who knows? Maybe 2017 will be the year we finally get the Transformer iPhone.
Gareth Clear was mountain biking when he fell and damaged his iPhone in his back pocket. According to him, he soon noticed smoke pouring from his behing and felt a searing sensation on the right side of his buttocks.
He was taken to hospital for skin grafting. Apple has contacted Mr Clear to say they are looking into the issue but have not provided any further comment. Stay tuned!
In the mean time, Mr. Clean (what's in a name) will be the butt of jokes...
(IMAGE: GARETH CLEAR/DAILY MAIL)
Youtuber Julian Cavalero posted this video of his brand new iPhone. When he started it up he found a graphic picture of someone who looks badly bruised and either sleeping or dead. When he tries to open the image from the preview in the camera app it's nowhere to be found. This has led him and others on the internet to decide that it could only be one thing: A GHOST!
Or a hoax. Probably a hoax.
Now you can polish your pearl while playing Candy Crush.
Well, you could do that before—but not with one device!
IZIVIBE announced today that the company has created a phone case and mobile app that doubles as a personal vibrator.
The phone case is made from 100-percent medical-grade silicone and has seven different vibration settings, the company's website says.
And couple can play together through a mobile app on iPhone and Apple Watch.
We are truly living in the future.
Just be sure to listen to this when breaking out your new phone case.
This is not the way to promote world peace.
Some poor, poor guy over at Gawker had his life's dreams put on hold when the Pope came to town. And he is surely not alone.
With the Pope's parade into America came enormous traffic blockages that put the kibosh on iPhone 6S deliveries. As the writer says:
The monstrous traffic congestion caused by the arrival of Pope Francis is expected to be so bad that UPS and Apple are already warning customers against the worst: missing the promised Friday arrival date of our new aluminum and glass idols. I received this email yesterday, and renounced my faith in the Catholic Church:
We know the Pope spreads an anti-capitalism message, but shouldn't it be one that doesn't involve the delay of new technology? Think of the children!
I ask you to join me in praying for my trip to Cuba and the United States. I need your prayers.— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) September 18, 2015
Well, we need our iPhones. How else are we supposed to use those cute little emojis that Twitter created for your visit?
iPhone owners wept.
Oscar Mayer just released a dating app, that looks very similar to Tinder, for people who are really fond of bacon
So it's basically just Tinder.
Insisting that it's a very real dating app, the cold cuts and meat production company has launched a website and rolled out the swiping app.
It's location based, so you'll have to tell that meat factory where you are at all times. But it comes with something called a 'Sizzl-meter'. Here's what they say about it on their FAQ
Q: How does the "Sizzl-meter" work?
A: Good question. Holding down the Sizzl-meter on a user's profile indicates your level of interest. The longer you hold, the more Sizzl you feel for them.
There's even a way to report people who don't love bacon!
Unfortunately, only iPhone users can currently find their true bacon lovers.
You probably know that Apple held their annual phone update press conference today. However, you might not know that the tech behemoth also announced a new iPad and a refreshed Apple TV.
Let us give you the basic run down of all the things you need to know about this most recent event.
A flaw in Apple’s iOS is allowing pranksters to remotely shut down other people’s phones.
Some iPhone users on Reddit recently discovered that sending a certain string of text to someone will force the recipient’s device to crash and reboot.
The issue apparently lies in the way the iPhone handles notifications and unicode.
Here’s an explanation from The Guardian:
When the text message is displayed by a banner alert or notification on the lockscreen, the system attempts to abbreviate the text with an ellipsis. If the ellipsis is placed in the middle of a set of non-Latin script characters, including Arabic, Marathi and Chinese, it causes the system to crash and the phone to reboot.
You can watch the error in action in the demo video above.
It reportedly only works if the other person does not already have their text thread open at the time, and you can prevent it from happening to you by turning off banner notifications and text previews (Here’s a visual of the settings on Imgur).
And if you can’t access your messages after the glitch, you can also apparently send a new message to the thread using Siri or Notes, and when it opens just delete the malicious text.
Of course the best way to prevent this from happening is by not being a troll and sending the text to anyone in the first place.
Apple apparently knows this is a problem and is hopefully working on a fix ASAP.
Is this Marvel's newest superhero?
A man in China was arrested this past weekend for trying to smuggle in 94 iPhones from Hong Kong where they are cheaper to purchase.
Customs officials were suspicious of the way he was walking, so they had him go through the metal detectors.
That's when they discovered $49,000 worth of Apple products (both iPhone 6 and iPhone 5S models) taped to his midsection in this makeshift suit of armor.
Crotch Siri is now scarred for life.
The Price is Right has been especially cringeworthy lately.
First we had this little gem a few days ago, where one contestant celebrated his win a bit prematurely, while his competitor made one of the worst bids we have seen.
These two clueless contestants seem to think iPhones are made out of solid gold and unicorn tears.
"I hope the marketing people at Apple are watching this," said Drew Carey.
The reactions from the audience are priceless.