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Slamming the newest iPhone ... literally

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The lines around Houston were ridiculous, hundreds of people at different locations lining up for what?  Apple's newest iPhone.

Radolfo Satoya was first in line at the Apple store in Highland Village.  

"I'm basically looking forward to the 4G," Satoya said.

I hate to spoil the moment for the people in that line, but 4G has been around for years.  Oh, that's right.  It's new to the iPhone, a device that has turned around the cell phone industry in many regards, even though it lags a bit with technology.

But I'm not biased.  Anyway, with more than two million phones sold in pre-orders, is it worth it?  Brandon Baldwin has a YouTube channel called GizmoSlip.

"Darren and I came up with the idea to do a YouTube Channel where we test the durability of devices," Baldwin said.

After 700,000 views, testing the durability of an iPad, the Houston duo decided to take it a step further.

"There's all kinds of stuff that happens to phones and people need to know if they're going to need insurance, protection of different sorts," Darren Dyk said.
They've tested a long list of devices for durability by simply dropping them, so who's next on the list?  You guessed it: the iPhone 5.

"So basically we take the phone and we drop it on its back, its corner and on to its front from four feet," Dyk said.

See, this is a very scientific test in a cheap sort of way, so let's slam down the iPhone 5.  I'm sorry, I mean test the coveted device.

First, we dropped on its back: no cracks.  Then we dropped it on its side: still no cracks.  Finally, we dropped it on its face: it cracks.

"Since it failed, we're going to be destroying it spectacularly.  If it had survived, we would have been giving it away to people," Baldwin said.

Oh no: the mighty iPhone failed?  I wonder how my favorite, the Samsung Galaxy S 3, did in the durability test?

"This phone survived better than the Galaxy S 3 which broke on the first two drops," Dyk said.

Whatever liar.  Anyway, congratulations to the iPhone surviving three drops.  As you were people back in those long lines.  The iPhone may be worth it.

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