The tech blogger “Techrax”— known on YouTube for boiling an iPhone 6 in Coca-Cola and baking one inside a turkey — has released a new video of himself igniting an iPhone 6 with an acetylene torch (typically used to cut or wield metal).
“So yeah, this thing is pretty much done,” he says in the clip. “You can still press the home button, buttons still work. It won’t power on though.”
After opening up the phone to explore the extent of the damage to its insides, he proceeds to smash it repeatedly over a cinder block until the inner pieces fall out and only the exterior of the phone is left.
“It looks beautiful,” he says of the mutilated phone. “It is a sculpture, indeed.”