With the iPhone 6 bending controversy heating up and Apple PR masterfully debunking the non-difficulty earlier right now, it ought to come as no shock that Apple does lots of sturdiness testing on its new units earlier than delivery. However, the group accountable for that testing– Apple’s Product Design Structural Analysis group for iPhone and iPod– wants some assist.
Today the corporate posted a job listing looking for engineers to stress check new iPhones and iPods simply because it responded to the controversy saying the issue was “extraordinarily uncommon” throughout regular on a regular basis use.
Specifically, Apple is wanting for specialists in failure evaluation, metallography or fractography to work on its Product Design Structural evaluation group. The job requires materials testing and figuring out “the power of uncooked supplies and elements” whereas working with the product design workforce. In different phrases, these are the individuals which are supposed to make sure your iPhone 6 Plus doesn’t bend (throughout regular use) in your pocket. As for what that sturdiness testing consists of, Apple notes the staff performs 4-level bend exams, tensile testing, and different business commonplace evaluation [emphasis ours].
Earlier immediately Apple responded to the bending controversy saying solely 9 clients (of the 10+ million new iPhones bought) had complained of bent units. It additionally stated that “each the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handed a collection of exams meant to verify the merchandise’ power and sturdiness to stand up to day by day, actual-life use.”
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