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‘Fixing’ The New iPhone 6’s Protruding Camera…With a Grinding Machine

By Paul Faecks on September 25th 2014

People do crazy things to make things match their style. If you think that Digital Rev’s attempt to pimp an old Leica M9 was crazy, you’ll probably be a bit nauseated after seeing this one. A guy from the “Peripatetic Pandas” was so frustrated with the protruding camera from the new iPhone 6 that he decided to “fix” it…with a grinding machine. Not the brightest idea ever. It’s that kind of video that makes you want to laugh and cry at the same time while watching it. Don’t try this at home…

ATTENTION: This video contains explicit video of an iPhone 6 dying a slow, painful death. If you spent last week camping in front of an Apple store you might want to skip this…


The iPhone’s camera design has been quite controversial, but removing it with a grinding machine seems a little extreme.


What do you think about this video? Did the Apple fanboy inside of you cry?

[via Peta Pixel, images via screencaps from “The Peripatetic Pandas” ]

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Q&A Discussions

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  1. Jeff Morrison

    Too funny

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  2. Federico Guendel

    Why? Get a case, I’m sure the designers counted on most people buying a bumper or protective case and I’m sure it will be fine. I wonder if the photos of the phone without the camera bump on Apple’s website break any laws for misrepresenting the final product their selling…

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  3. Joseph Wu

    I still find it funny how he never demonstrated the camera. Would love to see how bad the lens is when grinded down vs the HTC One M8 notoriously bad plastic front element.

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  4. cherestes janos

    I will accept the iphone only if is a present. Android still rulz.

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  5. fotosiamo

    Seriously never owned an Apple product and definitely won’t give up my LG G3 Android phone for the bendtastic Apple iPhone 6 PLUS.

    Plus, my Gigabyte P35k laptop is already faster then MacBook Pro Retina, has a more powerful graphic card (2GB GTX756M), weighs the same and is as thin as the MBPR, and best of all, can hold 4 hard drives! The new version this year has a whopping 6GB 870M graphics card!

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  6. John Cavan

    I have an iMac and a MacBook, I use an iPad and an iPhone and still this video tempts me as an option… I tried out the iPhone 6 for a bit and I’m not impressed, I prefer the handling and feel of my iPhone 5 much, much, more. I think I’ll wait to see if Apple comes to their senses and offers up a phone that is closer to the iPhone 5’s form factor.

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  7. Leo Wong

    Just call it, one of the make my day video. lol… nothing serious, I love apple…

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  8. Barry Cunningham

    I’d want a battery case on it anyway.
    If you want to destroy it, it’s probably easier just to put it in your back pocket of a pair of tight jeans and sit down.

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