Whenever a new iPhone comes out, tons of journalists sacrifice their shiny new devices to find out what exactly they’re made of, and any weaknesses that might lie therein. The iPhone 15 devices are officially out and having gone through the same treatment, there is a lot to unpack.
Are you contemplating splurging on the latest iPhone 15 Pro Max? Before you reach for your wallet, you’ll want to watch a revealing video by Zack from JerryRigEverything. In this blog post, we’ll dive into Zack’s durability test of the new $1000+ smartphone, where he pushes it to its limits.
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iPhone 15 Pro Max Durability Test
Watching Zack at work is very captivating and the durability test of the iPhone 15 Pro Max, is nothing short of impressive. He subjects the device to scratching, bending, and even a burn test, showcasing its resilience.
Unfortunately, the iPhone 15 Pro Max, fails this durability test when the back glass simply shutters when Zack goes to give the device a proper bend test. Luckily, the other iPhones don’t suffer the same fate.
One common concern with premium smartphones is the cost of repairs, especially when it comes to replacing the back glass. In the past, repairing a damaged back glass on an iPhone could set you back a hefty sum, often around $500. However, Apple is striving to change this with the iPhone 15 Pro Max.
Apple now claims that replacing the back glass on the iPhone 15 models will be significantly more affordable, potentially costing around $200. This is welcome news for users who have been hesitant to invest in iPhone repairs due to high costs. It’s a step towards making premium smartphone ownership a more sustainable and cost-effective experience.
Along the way, the video also delves into the phone’s construction, including Apple’s claims of using grade 5 titanium in the frame. Apple boasts about the use of grade 5 titanium, known for its strength and lightweight properties.
Grade 5 titanium, also referred to as Ti-6Al-4V, consists of titanium alloyed with aluminum and vanadium. This alloy offers remarkable durability while keeping the device lightweight, ensuring a robust, yet manageable, smartphone. A further teardown reveals that indeed, Apple does use Titanium in the frame of the new iPhone. How much of it? Around 1mm thick all around the phone, with aluminum on the inside.
This blend of materials not only keeps the phone sturdy but also balances out the overall weight, making it comfortable to hold.
Cause for Concern?
Before you make the leap and purchase the iPhone 15 Pro Max, watching Zack’s durability test video is essential. It not only showcases the phone’s apparent fatal flow but also uncovers the impressive resilience, and revolutionary blend of materials in its frame, combining the strength of grade 5 titanium with the lightweight versatility of aluminum.
Besides, it is always a good time to watch a master at work, doing the unthinkable, tearing down a device so expensive that many either can’t afford, aren’t upgrading to, or are curious to see if the hype and the jargon thrown around in the keynote announcement holds any water.