The famous fidget spinner! We’ve all seen one, we’ve all fidgeted with one, and they are cool. Whether you need them for their actual purpose – to relieve you from stress – or just to generally keep your hand busy, they are undoubtedly a part of society now. They come in all shapes and sizes, various colors and styles, and sometimes you have to spin them first so they would reveal the purpose behind their design. Mostly popular with school kids, fidget spinners are the new universal cool toy.
But what happens when you give adults the idea of fidget spinners and have a few iPhones to spare? You get an iPhone fidget spinner! Yes, a $700 iPhone blitz right at its center so a fidget spinner bearing could fit in it. This video by EverythingApplePro went viral with over 2 million views and no wonder it did. They didn’t just drill through one iPhone, they drilled through four different Apple phone models to see which one can spin better. It turns out that iPhone 4s makes a good fidget phone spinner out of all the iPhone models. However, when put against a $5 fidget spinner, the tweaked iPhones didn’t stand a chance with the small toy. Fidget spinners are way smaller than iPhones, which mean that they have a lower center of gravity and thus can spin more freely. The weight and dimension of the iPhone absorb and damp some of the spinning energy that’s why it doesn’t last as long as the small fidget spinner.
EverythingApplePro weren’t the first and only ones who tried doing this. Dylan Kowalski also made fidget spinners out of Samsung phones initially then made a fidget spinner out of an iPhone he inherited from his friend. Unlike EverythingApplePro, Kowalski cut the iPhone in half, glued a bearing in the drilled hole, and made a handier fidget spinner. The halved iPhone was easier to spin as it fits through smoother between the hands.