Can The IPhone Stop A .50 Caliber Bullet?

Posted: Jun 28 2010, 11:53am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 12 2010, 12:05am CDT, in News | Mobile Phones


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It's the ultimate challenge. In one corner, we have the iPhone 4. This masterpiece of mobile design represents the cadillac of smartphones. Distinctive, functional (unless you hold it wrong) and always fashionable.

In the other corner, we have the Barrett M82A1. This famed sniper rifle can put a round of .50 BMG down the range at 2,799 feet per second. It has an effective range of 1,800 metres and a barrel length of 29 inches. Now, here's the question some gun nuts with a $10,000 rifle decided to ask; can an iPhone 4 stop a Barrett? (DailyMobile)

The answer, unsurprisingly, is no. This is definitely the most creative iPhone destruction we've seen yet. I'm guessing anyone who can spend thousands and thousands of dollars on a hilariously impractical rifle has $500 for a phone kicking around.

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The excitement about new smartphones, tablets and anything mobile drive Robert to unearth the latest rumors and developments in this fast moving space. He adopted 4G as soon as it become available and knows where the mobile market is going.
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