Someone dropped an iPhone down a 300ft staircase and was surprised it broke

iPhone XS, broken, with dislodged screen
iPhone XS, broken, with dislodged screen (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Someone dropped an iPhone XS down a 300ft staircase.
  • It broke.
  • A lot.

Someone took an iPhone XS to the top of a 300ft staircase and dropped it. And it broke.

That should probably be the end of the post but let's continue together, shall we?

The first time that I came across someone destroying a piece of tech for no reason other than to destroy a piece of tech was when people did it to the PS3 on launch day. And people are still doing it all these years later, it seems.

The first attempt at dropping this poor, defenseless iPhone XS didn't go according to plan with it landing on some stairs instead of the bottom floor. So YouTuber TechRax did it again, this time giving another iPhone the benefit of a case.

I've worked with a few case makers in my time and I'm not sure any of them claim their wares will withstand a 300ft fall. But anyway, here's the video.

So now I've given them a ton more views that probably validates the whole ridiculous video – I'm not immune to irony! – can we all maybe agree that it's time we move on from these kinds of things?

At least the guy that blended things was entertaining!

Yes I know this video is a year old but I only found it today!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.