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How Many iPhones Does It Take To Stop an AK-74 Bullet?

Whenever a new iPhone comes out, there are lots of questions about its screen resolution, its battery life, the quality of its camera… You know, normal questions.

A YouTube user known as EverythingApplePro recently had another kind of question about the shiny slabs of tech — just how many of them it would take to stop a bullet shot at close range from an AK-74. No, that’s not a typo; the AK-74 is a Russian assault rifle that was released in 1974 and put into wide circulation during Russia’s 1979 conflict with Afghanistan. Like its more well-known predecessor, the AK-47 (which was made in — you guessed it — 1947), the gun was also made by Mikhail Kalashnikov. But I digress.

What’s really important here is that, according to EverythingApplePro, the gun can fire bullets that leave the muzzle at up to 2,900 feet (about 884 meters) per second. So just how many phones would you need in your pocket to stop that bad boy from penetrating your hide?

To find out, the intrepid host of EverythingApplePro built a wooden holder and placed into it eight phones, including three iPhone 6 Pluses, two iPhone 6s, some smaller iPhones, one iPhone clone and a Samsung Galaxy S6 at the very end for good measure. Then he fired into the lineup.

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