iPhone 15 Pro fails durability test
AppleTrack’s Sam Kohl did the first durability tests of Apple’s new smartphone. Based on his video, it appears that the new rounded titanium edges hold up no better in the drop test than on the predecessor iPhone 14 Pro.
While the 14’s flat stainless sidewall absorbed most of the impact, the iPhone 15 Pro’s rounded titanium sidewalls seemed to cause the impact to spread across the front and back glass, resulting in spider-like cracks.
Apart from the move from straight to slightly rounded edges, another factor is that the properties of stainless steel as a material mean that it can act as a shock absorber in many cases, bending under load. Titanium is a relatively hard material, which means that any shock that may occur must be dissipated into other parts of the device.
During the drop test, while the 14 Pro remained in near-perfect condition until the very end, the glass on the 15 Pro began to shatter about halfway through, with spider-like cracks appearing first in the corners. Successive drops resulted in increasing damage to the 15 Pro’s glass on the back and front. In the end, the bottom half of the iPhone 15 Pro’s screen failed completely, and the rear camera module was completely detached from the case.
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Source: AppleTrack (YouTube)
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