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What Happens When Smartphone Gets Dropped From Space

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In order to promote its latest iPhone protective cases, Urban Armor Gear decided to drop an iPhone 6 from space, and filmed the entire experience.

How precious is your iPhone? Would it break if it got dropped from space?

In order to promote its newest protective cell phone cases, Urban Armor Gear wanted to see what happened when an iPhone 6 was dropped from space.

The company outfitted the phone with one of its cases, and secured it to a flight rig featuring a large balloon. The flight rig also carried two GoPro cameras, GPS and a second phone for backup.

The balloon was released in the English countryside. As it ascended, the phone experienced temperatures as low as -79 degrees Fahrenheit, which caused it to quickly freeze and completely lose its charge.

After surpassing a little more than 100,000 feet, the balloon popped, causing the iPhone to plummet back to Earth.

The flight rig was equipped with a parachute, so the phone didn't exactly free fall back to this planet. Th

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