Apple is constantly creating new and innovative gadgets that are assured to stand the test of time, but can they stand the drop test? Earlier this month, Apple unveiled the newest additions to the gadget world, the iPhone XS and XS Max.
The new models to hit the market has not only sold out during the pre-order dates but has been raved about by countless consumers claiming the smartphone to be Apple’s best yet! Apple has launched waterproof, dustproof, and practically unbreakable smartphones, and claim that the newest models are the “toughest ever”, but is that completely true? Let’s find out for ourselves!
Apple has deemed the XS and XS Max to have the “most durable glass ever in a smartphone”, which means it should be able to withstand the most gruesome drops, bangs or clumsy moments any user endures. Although Apple ensures great durability and strength within their phones, it appears that might not be totally true.
According to DailyMail, the models were unable to survive being dropped onto a cement sidewalk, or withstand the drops of various other tests performed by Square Trade. According to these tests done on the XS and XS Max, it appears they are unable to last when they are dropped from six feet above the ground. Now, six feet is quite a high distance, however, for being marketed as “durable” and “tough”, we would definitely expect it to be able to survive a fall, even if at six feet.
The phone itself is made up of glass in the front, and in the back, however, this “durable” glass, managed to fail every single drop test performed by Square Trade. Yikes! When dropped from various distances, the iPhone’s glass surfaces shattered every single time; the even at times completely separated itself from the display.
Most of the drop tests used the iPhone XS, however, similar results were found while using the XS Max. As for the 6.5-inch display smartphone, the result of the drop tests let to loose and raised glass shards. Although we’re certain any smartphone would break if dropped from six feet above ground, we just expect “the most durable glass” to live up to its name!