YouTubers test iPhone 8 durability by brutally destroying it in clever ways

Earlier this month, Apple finally unveiled the much anticipated iPhone 8. The latest iteration looks similar to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, however, the iPhone 8 boasts an aluminum band along the edge, a glass back panel, and allegedly “the most durable glass ever in a smartphone,” according to Apple. That’s certainly quite the claim, but just how sturdy is the new iPhone?

Well, don’t worry, folks, the humans of the internet are on the case. In true conspicuous consumption fashion, people around the globe are intentionally destroying the $700 phone to perform an iPhone 8 durability test in the name of science (and perhaps that ever elusive next “like”). Be it death by sledgehammer, Louisville Slugger, or hydraulic press, these are our favorite iPhone 8 destruction videos so far.

If watching people destroy iPhones in a litany of clever ways is your thing, you’re in luck because we’ve also curated a similar roundup of humans systematically pummeling the iPhone 7. And just in case you destroy your phone unintentionally and not as part of a rather ornate and expensive YouTube campaign, here’s how to backup an iPhone without iTunes in advance.

Now that the dust has settled it would be only fitting that we know tell you about our picks for the best cases to protect your iPhone 7, iPhone 8, and iPhone X.