Most smartphone drop tests are carried out from a height of four feet, as that’s the typical ‘slip from your hands’ drop. But one skydiver decided that was for wimps, and that he’d test his by dropping it from a little higher … 6,996 feet higher, in fact.

This obviously required a wingsuit because … why not?  The screen did crack, but the phone remained in working order, even allowing Find My iPhone to be used to locate it in the dirt field where it landed.

This is just the latest of the more extreme tests conducted over the past six days. You won’t be surprised to learn that it didn’t survive its encounters with thermite, liquid nitrogen, a .50-cal round or a blender. You can check out the full set of videos below … 

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