When Apple first announced the iPad, the New York Times' David Pogue aptly noted the three phases of the new-Apple-product-roll-out: feverish speculation and hype; followed by bloggers "bashing" the device, sight unseen; followed by glowing reviews and sales frenzy.
He forgot the final phase: destruction.
For whatever reason, the Internet will regularly take to Apple's latest gadget with everything from a baseball bat to a blender, a microwave to a sniper rifle.
The iPhone 4 has not escaped this rough treatment, with YouTubers uploading videos of them destroying their new Apple phone. As Wired notes, the clips are "absolutely not consumer awareness, but just simple destructive smut."
Watch and vote on the strangest iPhone 4 destruction techniques in the slideshow below.