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iPhone 6 “toughest iPhone yet” as it passes all SquareTrade’s breakability tests

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iPhone 6 “toughest iPhone yet” as it passes all SquareTrade’s breakability tests

If anybody has extra curiosity than its proprietor in how nicely a telephone survives accidents, it’s the insurance coverage corporations that should fork out afterwards. iDevice guarantee specialists SquareTrade put the iPhone 6 by means of a collection of breakability tests, and located that it was the hardest iPhone but.

The tests started with ‘grippability’ – how doubtless you're to drop the telephone within the first place – then ran by means of slide tests, submersion in water and a collection of six drops from a peak of 4 ft … 

The iPhone 6 handed with flying colours, not solely out-performing all earlier iPhones however beating each telephone ever examined within the drop tests.

After six drops, the iPhone 6 had just a few nicks and scratches – that’s the perfect any telephone has ever carried out in our drop tests.

Surviving ten seconds immersion in water was probably helped by the new rubber gaskets across the quantity buttons found throughout iFixit’s teardown.

The 6 Plus didn’t do fairly so properly within the drop check, the entrance and rear panels separating and audio ceasing to perform, however nonetheless carried out nicely sufficient to win the score for “most sturdy telephone with a display bigger than 5 inches.”

The tests didn’t embrace bendability, although it seems from a video test that the strain required to bend one is fairly excessive.


Filed beneath: AAPL Company, iOS Devices Tagged: Apple, iFixit, iPhone, iPhone 5, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 breakability test, iPhone 6 drop test, iphone 6 plus, iPhone 6 water test, SquareTrade

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