Apple's latest iPhone 6s may well be the hottest phone on the market, but has it got what it takes to survive a drop into hot lava? The latest gadget faced its toughest test when a YouTube user filmed what happens when it's engulfed in molten rock. The result is predictable but strangely compelling to watch and could be useful if you spend a lot of time around active volcanoes.
Users may have been complaining of a hot Touch ID button recently but this video by YouTube user, TechRax, takes things to the next level as a new iPhone 6s in Rose Gold is placed in the path of a slow-moving flow of lava to see what happens. As the lava agonisingly consumes the device it unsurprisingly catches fire in seconds and explodes open.
The iPhone is retrieved with a stick before it's completely swallowed up then examined. Despite a stronger 7000 series aluminium body, it's no match for heat hitting nearly 1,250C. The body is torched. Did you actually think there would be any other outcome? The screen, however, with its latest ion-strengthened glass seems to fare rather well as there's not a crack in it. Until, that is, the user drops it because it's too hot.
After prising apart the innards of the iPhone it is then finished off as its jammed back into the lava where it instantly catches fire once more and disappears under the flow.
This less-than-scientific experiment doesn't exactly serve to prove anything other than what we all expected. It may be a satisfying watch for Android fans though. For us, it is more painful to see a phone that costs up to £699 ($949 in the US) be destroyed in seconds. But TechRax is no stranger to dishing out punishment to Apple products with the YouTube channel featuring iPhones being boiled, drilled and crushed.
Warning: do not attempt to try this experiment yourself. Not only is it dangerous, but it's also a rather silly waste of cash.