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  • Golden Apple Watch Edition Gets Smashed By Powerful Neodymium Magnets


    The Apple Watch Edition is Apple's most expensive Apple Watch model, costing $10,000 or more, depending on the options that you select. The enclosure is made out of an Apple-designed gold alloy that is created to be super hard and durable.

    In this video, we see just how durable the golden alloy is. Popular YouTuber TechRax has obtained a $10,000 38mm yellow gold Apple Watch Edition and puts it in between two powerful neodymium magnets that, when they come together, produce approximately 650 pounds of crushing force:



    Some of the results are quite interesting. As expected, the display and the heart rate monitor shatter under the extreme forces, but the golden metal enclosure seems to have resisted getting crushed despite a slamming 650 pounds of force.

    What's more is that when placed on the charging dock afterwards, the Apple Watch Edition still made an audible pinging sound, just like it would if it had not been crushed, suggesting that the electronics inside of the Apple Watch Edition might still be good after the event, if not repairable.

    Even if you're not into the whole $10,000 cost for the Apple Watch Edition, you can always look into gold plating options, which produce nearly identical results for any stainless steel Apple Watch, as we showed you just last month.

    Keep in mind, this video is for entertainment purposes only. You probably shouldn't attempt to perform such a dangerous experiment yourself.

    Source: YouTube
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Golden Apple Watch Edition Gets Smashed By Powerful Neodymium Magnets started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 15 Comments
    1. Hondamaker's Avatar
      Hondamaker -
      Entertainment or research, smashing a $10,000 watch is idiotic. I'd like to put those guys' nuts between those magnets!
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Why oh why. The pain.
    1. JoeStorm's Avatar
      JoeStorm -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hondamaker View Post
      Entertainment or research, smashing a $10,000 watch is idiotic. I'd like to put those guys' nuts between those magnets!

      It's idiotic if the youtuber loses money. But he's probably going to make money from it. Put it another way, if someone offered you $20k to smash a $10k watch, wouldn't you do it?
    1. rolandgabor's Avatar
      rolandgabor -
      What is the fascination of these break and drop tests of these exceptional electronics? We all take care of them, watch every scratch or possibility of damage. None of these "tests" are either important, important to know, has any positive effect on ones life or makes any sense at all.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by rolandgabor View Post
      What is the fascination of these break and drop tests of these exceptional electronics? We all take care of them, watch every scratch or possibility of damage. None of these "tests" are either important, important to know, has any positive effect on ones life or makes any sense at all.
      It's not a test. It's an entertainment video. "Hey guys, check out what happens when ... because it's cool and we have awesome slow motion cameras."
    1. rolandgabor's Avatar
      rolandgabor -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      It's not a test. It's an entertainment video. "Hey guys, check out what happens when ... because it's cool."
      This one yes. But I'm talking about the similar videos posted of drop tests, off a bridge, off a building, off a weather balloon, watch in a blender, in a grinder or any other videos intentionally damaging any device. What's the point?
    1. EVO's Avatar
      EVO -
      Quote Originally Posted by rolandgabor View Post
      This one yes. But I'm talking about the similar videos posted of drop tests, off a bridge, off a building, off a weather balloon, watch in a blender, in a grinder or any other videos intentionally damaging any device. What's the point?
      View count which leads to advertisements, which leads to MOILA!
    1. edwilk55's Avatar
      edwilk55 -
      Idiots!
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by rolandgabor View Post
      This one yes. But I'm talking about the similar videos posted of drop tests, off a bridge, off a building, off a weather balloon, watch in a blender, in a grinder or any other videos intentionally damaging any device. What's the point?
      You know the point :P

      People like to watch that stuff. Have you seen the view counts on those videos?
    1. clive.weller's Avatar
      clive.weller -
      How STUPID! and to what end? No other watch of any make could stand this type of thing, so why should Apple Watch be any different!
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      I can't even bring myself to watch those video's on YouTube. Why would i be fascinated with breaking expensive electronics? Sounds very silly to me. Oh wait..its in slow mo.
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      They already made there money back 5 times.
    1. echoes49's Avatar
      echoes49 -
      $10,000 could help many people that are in a jam.
    1. Hondamaker's Avatar
      Hondamaker -
      Quote Originally Posted by JoeStorm View Post
      It's idiotic if the youtuber loses money. But he's probably going to make money from it. Put it another way, if someone offered you $20k to smash a $10k watch, wouldn't you do it?
      Yes I would.
    1. Raptor2213's Avatar
      Raptor2213 -
      Quote Originally Posted by JoeStorm View Post
      It's idiotic if the youtuber loses money. But he's probably going to make money from it. Put it another way, if someone offered you $20k to smash a $10k watch, wouldn't you do it?
      Yes, except I would by the regular version and pay someone the $300-500 to gold-plate it, and pocket the extra $9k.
      Anyone who buys a legitimate gold Apple watch is an idiot with too much cash.