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Can the iPhone 6 Plus stop a 50-caliber bullet?

It will certainly let you watch videos in full HD, but how does the iPhone 6 Plus fare when it comes to stopping bullets? RatedRR takes a shot at the Plus to find out.

Anthony Domanico
CNET freelancer Anthony Domanico is passionate about all kinds of gadgets and apps. When not making words for the Internet, he can be found watching Star Wars or "Doctor Who" for like the zillionth time. His other car is a Tardis.
Anthony Domanico

At Apple Stores around the world on Friday, people stood in line hoping to snag the iPhone 6 Plus , only to be turned away when stores ran out of the 5.5-inch phablet.

The folks at YouTube channel RatedRR did manage to get their hands on a few devices, however, and subjected them to a series of torture tests that included a liquid nitrogen bath and culminated with the group shooting the iPhone 6 Plus with a 50-caliber rifle.

As you'd probably expect, the iPhone 6 Plus is just no substitute for good old-fashioned Kevlar. The phone was completely destroyed when the bullet made impact, exploding into hundreds of pieces.

So while the iPhone 6 Plus may be great for watching video, reading articles on CNET and snapping pictures and video, keeping you safe from would-be gun-wielding assailants is apparently not one of its strong suits.

This used to be the iPhone 6 Plus. Video screenshot by Anthony Domanico/CNET