Gold iPhone 5S Can’t Withstand Being Shot With a Sniper Rifle — But It Still Looks Good Trying

Those of you still waiting for your iPhone 5S might want to avert your eyes from what Richard Ryan is about to do to his recently acquired Apple device.

Ryan’s “torture test” for Apple’s new, high-class iPhone pits it against a Barrett M82A1 sniper rifle.

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A 50 caliber rifle faces off against a new iPhone 5. It was no contest. (Image via YouTube video screenshot)

But first, Ryan gives the device, which is on backorder for Apple fans, a couple other, more mainstream performance tests before setting it before his rifle.

The iPhone 5S fails its dirt drop test yet somehow survives its concrete test. It also survived a quick dip in a bowl of water.

As painful as it is to watch the brutality on the device, there’s something about it being filmed in slow-mo that makes it mesmerizing.

Then comes the rifle.

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What an iPhone looks like with a bullet flying through it. (Image via YouTube video screenshot)
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The Bullet went straight through. (Image via YouTube video screenshot)
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The shattered front screen of the iPhone. (Image via YouTube videos screenshot)

Watch the total destruction of the iPhone:

If you can’t get enough, there’s more. Check out the point-of-view footage recorded with Google Glass:

In a Monday announcement, Apple Inc. said it sold 9 million units of its top-of-the-line iPhone 5S and less-expensive iPhone 5C during their first three days on sale. That trounced the performance of last year’s model, the iPhone 5, which sold 5 million units in its opening weekend.

Apple could have sold even more iPhones during the opening weekend if the company had been able to deliver more of the 5S model, which sells for $199 with a two-year wireless contract. The gold-colored model, which Ryan shot up in the above videos, was in extremely short supply, much to the frustration of many shoppers who waited in long lines Friday to buy one.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

(H/T: Business Insider)