Apple is all about innovation. Every year a new iPhone is released and we see boatloads of fans lining up on the streets to buy the first unit. This year, the first Australian man to buy the new iPhone accidently dropped it. But the handset survived it. And that's all that matters here.
The new iPhone 6 and its bigger variant that comes in the form of iPhone 6 Plus have already captured a lot of imaginations. And even so with Apple already recording more than four million pre-orders taken in the first 24-hours of availability and 10 million units sold in just 3 days.
But while all the festivities surrounding a new iPhone release is great, there are still concerns as to how the smartphone does in terms of accidents and accidental drops. Well, RatedRR YouTube channel recently took the new iPhone in order to test it on its strength and durability, with videos made at an amazing 35,000 frames-per-second.
The channel pitted the new iPhone 6 against a number of elements that have already proved to be extremely hazardous to electrical devices in the past. Elements such as water, dust and concrete. And to make sure you catch the entire thing well, the videos have been made in a Hollywood-like way allowing you more glimpse.
For starters, the handset was dunked into a tub of cold water from a decent height. After that the device is taken out of water in a hurry to re-incarnate a real life situation. The idea here is to find out how the handset will do if it accidently falls into a pool of water.
Next, the phone was dropped from a certain height onto a dirt covered floor to test its durability, and later a gold iPhone 6 in the video was dropped from a similar height, face first, onto two concrete blocks.
It was found out that while the iPhone 6 doesn't really have any issue with either dirt or water, it does face a bit of a stick when there's concrete involved. In fact, the hardware recorded 66 pct pass rate. But concrete is a different issue all toghether.
Moreover, there was the usual hammer test. And while it may be considered by some as cruelty toward hardware, you might just want to check it out to know your new phon better. You can check out the videos below.
And here are more where that came from.