Apple’s iPhone 6 body is made of aluminum. Similar to other metal or plastic, aluminum is also having a weakness. One of it is another chemical element named Gallium. An experiment was done by pouring 500 grams of gallium over aluminum back of iPhone 6 and let it stay overnight, in the next morning; the device is unrecognizable.
Gallium is a chemical element which goes with symbol Ga in the periodic table and atomic number 31. It does not occur in free form in nature but there is a trace of it in zinc ores and bauxite. It is a soft, silvery metal which is a solid in low temperature and melts at 29.76 Celcius.
In the video shown below, the experiment was done to show the damage that can be done by Gallium to the back of iPhone 6. The back of iPhone 6 was scraped up to allow the gallium to seep through but the ports and connectors were taped to give the handset the probability to work after it was left in that arrangement for a night.
When checked for the result the next morning, the body of the iPhone 6 was so brittle such that it peeled away when touched showing the components inside. However, the device was still able to be turned on initially but towards the end of the video, we can see that once an iPhone 6, now it’s just a smoldering, bubbling mess.