iPhone 5 Shot At By .50 Cal Sniper: Watch Now (VIDEO)


It’s heartbreaking to see an iPhone display crack, or the device itself break, but to see it completed by a .50 cal sniper, that’s a whole other story. When a new iOS device is released, Richard Ryan is almost guaranteed to get hold of the device and destroy it. Over the past few years he has completed this ritual with the iPhone 4/4S and the iPad 2/3.

Just imagine what type of damage a .50 cal sniper could do to an iPhone. I was actually surprised to see the iPhone 5 hold up well when being shot at. So view the video below before I ruin any of the details:

Okay, that wasn’t as bad as I had imagined. I thought the iPhone 5 would crack in half and fall to the ground after the first shot. Apparently the internals are held together strongly.

Were you surprised by ‘how well’ the iPhone 5 held together?


  • BrodieTheDog

    Sweet. Two of my favorite things. Guns and iPhones.

  • RyanStOnge

    Can’t go wrong there. I posted two of my favorites yesterday, a prank about the iPhone.

  • roadcarver

    I guess the explosion that we see is the bullet going through the battery and causing it to ‘blow up’.

  • DjDATZ

    So awesome! 😀

  • Anthony ?

    Waste of a perfectly good phone if you ask me.

    What do these guys get out of this? Is it just the 15 minutes of fame, or is there some sort of financial reward for firing large bullets at Apple gear? There always seem to be people out there who regularly shoot, blend, glue, smash, etc the latest Apple gizmo on YouTube, and I always wondered what the point was?

    I mean really, are there that many people out there who ask themselves “hey, I wonder what a .50 cal bullet would do to an iPhone 5?”

  • 1His_Nibs1

    They get exposure by websites like this posting it. A pointless article really but as long as idiots like these get exposure they’ll keep posting these videos online in hopes others will put them on various sites.

  • Clay

    The real question is, “Will it blend?”