Everyone loves a good drop test. The satisfying crunch of expensive gadgets teamed with a deathmatch-style format always makes for a good show. GForm decided that it would go further, though, by sending an iPhone 5 into the upper atmosphere and dropping it from there.
This video is amazing. Before the balloon bursts and the device begins its 100,000-foot plummet back to Earth, you get to see a beautiful glimpse of the curvature of the Earth and the edge of the atmosphere.
The device hits the Earth near Area 51 in Nevada and with the help of a helicopter and a GPS tracker, the team finds that the iPhone survived without a scratch. [GForm]