22 September 2023, 19:22
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On the day the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro hit stores, we have one of the first endurance tests for Apple’s new smartphones. At issue, the resistance of its structure to falling and the first conclusions are not the ideas for the new titanium structure.
This test was conducted by Youtuber Sam Khol and pitted an iPhone 14 Pro and an iPhone 15 Pro against each other. The results give an advantage to the stainless steel structure of the first Apple smartphone.
iPhone 15 Pro more susceptible to damage than its stainless steel predecessor
After watching the video made available by Sam Khol, one can notice the greater fragility of the titanium present in the iPhone 15 Pro. This was the first device to show significant damage to its structure, which raises several questions regarding the resistance of its materials.
It is important, however, to emphasize that the cracks on the back of the iPhone 15 Pro did not appear immediately after the first fall. In the first falls, there was only some damage to the side structure of both iPhones.
However, it is in the fifth fall that we see more significant damage to the iPhone 15 Pro, with a spider web-shaped crack on its back. In turn, under the same conditions, the iPhone 14 Pro maintained its integrity.
Naturally, the data worsens as the number of falls from both equipment increases. It all culminates in the lower part of the iPhone 15 Pro’s screen being completely white and not working and its camera module sticking out of the rear panel.
The iPhone 14 Pro shows lower damage compared to its rival in this test, under the same circumstances. In fact, this model’s screen, although with visible damage, remains functional at the end of this test.
The conclusions of this video point to a lower resistance of the titanium structure adopted in the new iPhone 15 Pro. The reason for this may not be entirely the fault of the material used, as its more rounded corners cause the impact felt to disperse to its surface. front and rear.
The iPhone 14 Pro, with its stainless steel structure and more rectangular edges, performs better at absorbing impact. Added to this is the fact that stainless steel acts as an absorbent in many cases, while titanium is a more rigid material.
This type of testing should not be interpreted as a reason not to buy the iPhone 15 Pro, but rather as a warning of possible disappointments. Given these conclusions, it is even more advisable to purchase a protective case for your new and expensive smartphone.
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