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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Successfully Survive Second Drop Test

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were subjected to their first drop test yesterday after the two devices went on sale in Australia. While the 6 and 6 Plus fared well when dropped on their backs, the screens did see significant shattering when dropped face down on the concrete.

A second drop test conducted today saw somewhat different results. Android Authority dropped the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus in several different ways, including face down, and the two devices saw little damage aside from scuffs. Even when dropped on their faces with a decent amount of force from waist high, the screens remained intact.


A similar result was seen after a genuine accidental drop. The first person to receive an iPhone 6 in Australia opened up the package on camera and immediately dropped the phone on the hard ground, where it miraculously came away unscathed.


It's impossible to determine the overall durability of the screen in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus based on a limited number of drop tests that were conducted under different conditions, but this additional data does serve to reassure users that the devices do have the potential to survive a fall.

Still, given the increased size of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, it may be advisable for users to purchase a case. In fact, several reviews of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus conducted by tech sites suggested the devices "need" a case, and described them as slippery. The Verge, for example, said the iPhone 6 Plus "works better in a case" because it makes the phone easier to hold, hides the camera bump, and covers "the weird lines on the back."

Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus went on sale today, and the devices are now in the hands of millions of customers around the world as customers pick up phones from the Apple Store and receive their pre-orders. New orders for the devices from the Apple Store will ship in 7 to 10 days for the iPhone 6 and 3 to 4 weeks for the iPhone 6 Plus.

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22 months ago
Don't you look at these videos BEFORE you post them MacRumors?

THE DROP TEST VIDEO IS FAKED!

You can even see the glas panel coming off when the 6 plus hits the ground (3:53), then they cut to a completely intact phone.

Oh and glass flying at 3:45.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS8f-hVsDzA
Rating: 30 Votes
22 months ago
Well duh. It's a well known fact that gravity is much stronger in Australia.
Rating: 30 Votes
22 months ago

Don't look at these videos BEFORE you post them MacRumors?

THE DROP TEST VIDEO IS FAKED!

You can even see the glas panel coming off when the 6 plus hits the ground (3:53), then they cut to a completely intact phone.

Oh and glass flying at 3:45.

Image (http://cl.ly/image/1g291v1j3o3k/dd.png)

Seriously, you are accusing ANDROID AUTHORITY of faking an iPHONE drop test and being SOFT on Apple?!? Conspiracy nuts are funny sometimes...
You seriously scrubbed the video and zoomed in to try and find this conspiracy? The still you posted shows nothing of the sort.
Let us know how Android Authority responds to your conspiracy emails. It will be good for a laugh.
Rating: 22 Votes
22 months ago
Look at the video again, around the 3:36 mark, you can see the screen separate from the device in slo-mo.
Rating: 18 Votes
22 months ago

[FONT="Comic Sans MS"]Who cares... people aren't going to go out and drop their phone like this [/FONT]


But I thought people never used the Comic Sans MS font either :P
Rating: 17 Votes
22 months ago
[FONT="Comic Sans MS"]Who cares... people aren't going to go out and drop their phone like this [/FONT]
Rating: 15 Votes
22 months ago
That Android Authority video should have used the iPhone 6 for the slow-mo shots... just sayin :P
Rating: 12 Votes
22 months ago

Don't you look at these videos BEFORE you post them MacRumors?

THE DROP TEST VIDEO IS FAKED!

You can even see the glas panel coming off when the 6 plus hits the ground (3:53), then they cut to a completely intact phone.

Oh and glass flying at 3:45.

Image (http://cl.ly/image/1g291v1j3o3k/dd.png)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS8f-hVsDzA


Yes, because Android Authority would fake a drop test to make the iPhone look better?
Rating: 12 Votes
22 months ago
Why would ANDROID AUTHORITY want to fake an iPhone drop test?
Rating: 12 Votes
22 months ago

Don't you look at these videos BEFORE you post them MacRumors?

THE DROP TEST VIDEO IS FAKED!

You can even see the glas panel coming off when the 6 plus hits the ground (3:53), then they cut to a completely intact phone.

Oh and glass flying at 3:45.

Image (http://cl.ly/image/1g291v1j3o3k/dd.png)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS8f-hVsDzA


It's too low a resolution to see what that actually is.
Rating: 11 Votes

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