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iPhone 14 case is put to the test as Apple’s £849 flagship smartphone is thrown from a BUNGEE JUMP

It’s only been on sale for a few days, but the new iPhone 14 has already been involved in a nail-biting drop test.

Smartphone accessories company, Mousseput one of its protective cases on Apple’s brand new smartphone during a bungee jumping stunt at Bray Lake.

Mou’s CEO and co-founder, James Griffith, took part in the terrifying jump, launching Apple’s flagship smartphone from 60 feet off the ground.

Amazingly, both the smartphone and the smartphone case survived the drop test unscathed.

“I’m not sure what’s scarier – jumping from that high or throwing a brand new iPhone 14!” he joked.

Smartphone accessory company Mous put one of its protective cases on Apple's brand new smartphone during a bungee jumping stunt at Bray Lake
Smartphone accessory company Mous put one of its protective cases on Apple's brand new smartphone during a bungee jumping stunt at Bray Lake

Smartphone accessory company Mous put one of its protective cases on Apple’s brand new smartphone during a bungee jumping stunt at Bray Lake

HOW MUCH IS THE IPHONE 14 SERIES?

iPhone 14 – £849

iPhone 14 Plus – £949

iPhone 14 Pro – £1,099

iPhone 14 Pro Max – £1,199

The iPhone 14 was one of four new models that went on sale on Friday, along with the iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Plus.

After getting his hands on the £849 device, Mr Griffith placed the phone in a Mous Limitless 5.0 case and headed to Bray Lake.

There he climbed aboard a crane at the edge of the water and plummeted from the bungee jump with the phone in hand.

When he was 60 feet off the ground, he sent the phone out onto a dirt road below him, taking care not to hit the deep lake instead.

Despite a big thud when it hit the ground, the phone and phone case were recovered by the ground team unscathed.

“We make some very big claims about how protective our products are, so we have to back them up in a big way,” Mr Griffith said.

‘I think we’ve proven that with this 60 foot drop test. If a phone can survive that, you can trust your Mous case to handle your daily drops.’

Despite a big thud when it hit the ground, the phone and phone case were recovered by the ground team unharmed
Despite a big thud when it hit the ground, the phone and phone case were recovered by the ground team unharmed

Despite a big thud when it hit the ground, the phone and phone case were recovered by the ground team unharmed

Mou CEO and co-founder James Griffith took part in the terrifying jump, launching Apple's flagship smartphone from 60 feet off the ground
Mou CEO and co-founder James Griffith took part in the terrifying jump, launching Apple's flagship smartphone from 60 feet off the ground

Mou CEO and co-founder James Griffith took part in the terrifying jump, launching Apple’s flagship smartphone from 60 feet off the ground

This is not the first time that Mous has performed a risky stunt to test his smartphone covers.

In the past, the company has thrown brand new smartphones from ziplines and helicopters to prove just how tough its cases are.

The iPhone 14’s official launch on Friday saw huge queues forming before major stores opened in Singapore, Thailand and Japan.

No such lines were found in the UK, however, as Apple only allowed buyers who had pre-ordered their device to pick it up in stores on Friday after they opened at 8:00 a.m.

The temporary limited retail experience was due to the country being in a period of national mourning following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The official launch of the flagship unit saw huge queues forming before major stores opened in Singapore, Thailand and Japan
The official launch of the flagship unit saw huge queues forming before major stores opened in Singapore, Thailand and Japan

The official launch of the flagship unit saw huge queues forming before major stores opened in Singapore, Thailand and Japan

The rules remained in place on Saturday and Sunday, while all shops were also closed on Monday, the day of the Queen’s state funeral.

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the four variants of the iPhone 14 at the company’s ‘Far Out’ launch event on September 7.

The smartphones boast a number of flashy features including improved camera technology, ‘Always On’ display and satellite connectivity.

The standard model retails for £849 and comes with a 6.1-inch screen, while the Plus costs £949 and has a 6.7-inch screen.

Meanwhile, the iPhone 14 Pro has a 6.1-inch screen and costs £1,099, while the Pro Max has a 6.7-inch screen and costs £1,199.

They are more expensive, largely because they have more advanced cameras and a sophisticated pill-shaped notch at the top of the screen, called the ‘Dynamic Island’.

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iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus

iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus

The standard model retails for £849 and comes with a 6.1-inch screen, while the Plus costs £949 and has a 6.7-inch screen.

They support satellite connectivity that allows users to send satellite SOS messages if they are caught in an emergency without service.

They also have technology that can detect when users are in a car accident and automatically call emergency services, thanks to a dual-core accelerometer that can record G-force measurements when vehicles are hit.

They will be available in midnight, starlight, blue, purple and red.

iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max
iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max

iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max

iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max

The iPhone 14 Pro has a 6.1-inch screen (same as the standard model) and costs £1,099, while the Pro Max has a 6.7-inch screen (same as the Plus) and costs £1,199.

They have more advanced cameras than the standard and Plus models and a sophisticated pill-shaped notch at the top of the screen, called the ‘Dynamic Island’.

Dynamic Island hides the front-facing camera but also resizes to show important alerts, notifications and activities, blurring the line between hardware and software, according to Apple.

They also feature satellite connectivity and car crash detection technology and will be available in deep purple, silver, gold and space black colours.

Apple Watch Series 8
Apple Watch Series 8

Apple Watch Series 8

Apple Watch Series 8

The £419 ($399) Apple Watch Series 8 has an Always-On display – meaning the screen displays a small amount of quickly readable information when idle.

It also has a strong crack-resistant front crystal, a temperature sensor that provides estimates of when a female wearer is ovulating and the same collision detection technology as the iPhone 14.

The battery in the Series 8 can also go longer – up to 36 hours from a single charge – than the SE 2 thanks to a low power mode.

Apple Watch SE 2
Apple Watch SE 2

Apple Watch SE 2

Apple Watch SE 2

The Apple Watch SE 2 delivers some of the Series 8’s advanced features, including crash detection, at a lower price (starting at £259 or $249).

It has the ovulation function, but it is less extensive than on the Series 8.

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