Well color us surprised. Did you know that the Apple iPhone is not a suitable substitute for a brake pad? Thanks for that invaluable bit of consumer info there, Mythbusters.
(Note: The fine folks of The Discovery Channel’s delightful Mythbusters program were presumably not involved with the creation of the video below in any way, shape, or form. -Ed.)
This video, uploaded to YouTube channel EverythingApplePro, documents a series of braking tests with a 2002 Porsche 911, using (previously) working Apple iPhone 4S and 5S mobile phones in lieu of brake pads. You know, in case you were ever thrust into a situation where you and three of your closest friends, each of you carrying two Apple iPhones apiece, were forced to load said mobile phones into the upgraded brake calipers on your Porsche as a matter of survival.
Why? Uhm, mountain driving? No cell signal? Man-with-gun? Sasquatch?
In all fairness, the presenter in this video does repeatedly state that using the Apple iPhone in-place of a proper brake pad is completely idiotic – as if issuing that disclaimer constituted a free pass. But the people at EverythingApplePro are quite obviously not providing a shred of information that could be considered remotely useful to anyone on Earth, ever. They could at least have had the decency to make us laugh.
They did not.