T-Mobile’s Des Smith unboxed the iPhone 7 in zero gravity

T-Mobile Product Manager Des Smith, also known as @askdes, is known for his epic unboxings. For example, he unboxed the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 while riding a water slide, and he showed off the LG G5 while in a rally car. And now his latest unboxing has taken him to zero gravity.

Des tonight shared a video that shows him unboxing an iPhone 7 in a zero gravity environment. And to make things even more interesting, the entire thing was shot on an iPhone 7.

As you might expect, there are plenty of shots of things floating around in zero gravity, including Des himself. One of the best parts of the video is when we get to see some water floating through the air and the iPhone colliding with it, which demonstrates the iPhone 7’s IP67 water resistance.

The video is quick, clocking in a just over a minute and a half, and it’s a fun watch even if you’re not an iOS person or if you’ve already scored an iPhone 7. You can check it out for yourself above.

Which of Des’s unboxings has been your favorite so far?

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  • The truth-ier

    FYI this is not zero gravity…… come on, has nobody taken physics.

    • calcu007

      Then what is called?

      • SirStephenH

        Simulated zero gravity.

        He’s just in an airplane in a nose dive. Think of it like skydiving inside an airplane.

    • Aaron Davis

      Orbiting the earth isn’t zero-g either, it’s just falling in a very large ballistic arc.

  • Jsun

    This must’ve been the best experience for Des but the unboxing of the note 7 at the water park was more entertaining to watch.

    • bringbackcarly

      Carly was more entertaining to watch….

      • tranceformer978

        Carly who?

        • Aaron Davis

          The girl on the motorcycle in the old t-mobile ads

      • Jsun

        Can’t argue with that one!

      • noh1bvisas

        carly fiorina? didn’t see it, but that would only be entertaining if he beat the crap out of her with the phone. joking! ok, not really joking.

        • bd1212

          I think he meant carly as in the tmobile girl that used to do their ads

  • noh1bvisas

    i’m not that impressed with the video quality.

  • AnthonyRyan89

    I just think these unboxings are getting carried away.

  • ImHomeNow


  • SirStephenH

    Unless he traveled to the Lagrangian point between the Earth and the Moon he is only in *simulated* zero gravity. I believe this took place on the vomit comet which is pretty much sky diving inside an airplane.

    • Aaron Davis

      It’s the same “zero-g” that you experience in orbit, because you are still falling, but moving so fast sideways that you never hit the ground (falling in a ballistic arc that is larger than the earth)

      But even a Lagrange Point isn’t really zero-g either, it’s just equal-and-opposite-g (it still has gravitational tidal forces). True zero-g is only possible outside of a solar system, or inside a gravity-cancellation field of some sort.

      • SirStephenH

        A Lagrangian point is a point in space where gravitational forces ‘cancel’ each other out. It’s correct that it’s not ‘true’ zero-g but it’s the closest we can come to zero-g inside our solar system or really anywhere. There is really no such thing as zero-g in the universe, there will always be a gravitational force wherever you go no matter how small, or at least according to our current understanding of the universe.

        That said, scientific experts and even NASA itself consider this simulated zero-g.

  • genretv

    This is what happens to people with too much time and money and not enough brains.

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