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$10,000 iPhone beyond ‘military specification’ is so strong it can stop bullets

$10,000 iPhone beyond ‘military specification’ is so strong it can stop bullets

YouTuber Mrwhosetheboss put this custom iPhone's lofty promises to the test.

Ever wished your iPhone could stop a bullet? Well, we can't imagine too many people really have, but if that thought has crossed your mind - you're in luck.

Luxury brand Caviar specializes in jaw-droppingly expensive reworkings of flagship phones, and says one of its latest iPhone models is actually bulletproof.

And British tech YouTuber Mrwhosetheboss recently put that claim to the test for a YouTube Short.

The video shows him using an air rifle to shoot a regular phone - which unceremoniously smashes, with the bullet lodging into the back. Then he does the same to the Caviar iPhone, which costs around $10,000.

True to its claims, the phone doesn't really seem to suffer any damage when it's shot in the back, although some observers would point out that there's a slight difference between an air rifle pellet and a real bullet. The latter would likely travel a whole lot faster and do more damage.

Understandably, Mrwhosetheboss is limited by UK gun regulations, so it's the only test that gets levied against the phone. This has been seized upon by people in the comments, too, with one person writing: "When you think a pellet is a bullet, you know you're from the UK." Another was less kind: "Nothing is gonna happen when you’re practically shooting marshmallows."

Still, even this 'pellet' does some serious damage to the unprotected smartphone, so it's nothing to be sneezed at.

And whether you'd call the gadget a phone or a phone case is up to you, too. Caviar's business model is effectively to take pre-existing iPhones and encasing them in luxury materials.


These give them astonishing new designs, and in many cases make them a bit chunkier with the help of titanium alloy. You can see this in the video from the fact that the camera bumps on the back of the iPhone are now completely flat.

The model tested by Mrwhosetheboss is aimed at ruggedness as well as fanciness, but there are others that are more focused on jewels and gold, with price tags rocketing.

Still, you're arguably buying a phone case that you can never remove, at enormous expense, so there's no angle that makes Caviar's phones look like sensible purchases - they're a flex, like a really expensive watch would be.

If you've got $10,000 burning a hole in your pocket, though, and you simply want to spend it to get the most extra phone on the market, this is a good way to do it.

Featured Image Credit: Mrwhosetheboss/YouTube