Apple's iPhone 7 & 7 Plus survive early drop & water tests

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With the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus already out in many parts of the world, people are beginning to subject Apple's phones to numerous stress tests, including drop and water tests that, at least in some early cases, the products are passing.




In a drop test conducted by TabTimes, both devices survived repeated falls on a hard surface from two different heights, one a normal standing position and the other even higher. While the phones suffered scuffs on their frames and/or hairline fractures around their glass, both came out fully functional with no major damage such as cracks or bends.



So Bad So Good took an iPhone 7 into the Australian ocean, submerging it for 20 seconds in 1 meter of salt water surf. The device survived and continued to work, although that may not be too surprising given that the phone is rated as water resistant at that depth for up to 30 minutes.

It remains to be seen how the phones will react to salt exposure in the long term, since that could potentially corrode some materials.



Another initial test showed that the iPhone 7 is fairly scratch- and bend-resistant, though not impervious.

The 7 and 7 Plus are going on sale today in 28 regions around the world, with extremely tight supplies.

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  • Reply 1 of 9
    roakeroake Posts: 621member

    Apple's iPhone 7 & 7 Plus survive early drop & water tests

    Samsung's devices don't (except for the Note 7's, that survive moisture by going Nova).
    edited September 2016 magman1979watto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 9
    sricesrice Posts: 114member
    roake said:

    Apple's iPhone 7 & 7 Plus survive early drop & water tests

    Samsung's devices don't (except for the Note 7's, that survive moisture by going Nova).
    That's actually a great name for their next phone.  The Samsung Super Nova.
    frantiseknolamacguymagman1979noivadwatto_cobrajony0
  • Reply 3 of 9
    irelandireland Posts: 17,547member
    jsmythe00 said:
    WTF is wrong with people. If you're not a product test why on earth would you bath your $1000 phone in corrosive liquid?!?  

    Bend resistant? What are you bending your phone for?  I quit
    For views on YouTube = advertising dollars. Doesn't take a genius. Some may consider it a sound financial investment.
    edited September 2016
  • Reply 4 of 9
    irelandireland Posts: 17,547member
    srice said:
    roake said:

    Apple's iPhone 7 & 7 Plus survive early drop & water tests

    Samsung's devices don't (except for the Note 7's, that survive moisture by going Nova).
    That's actually a great name for their next phone.  The Samsung Super Nova.
    Or the Samsung Nosedive—especially for flights.
    edited September 2016 magman1979
  • Reply 5 of 9
    Cue up the complainers/media headlines/lawsuits:

    iPhone 7 Loses Reception Underwater
    noivad
  • Reply 6 of 9
    Some percentage of day one iPhone sales always go to YouTube channels who need a boost in view traffic, and abusing an iPhone is a great way to earn money when you don't have any marketable skills. These amateurs always begin their videos with "Hey guys, what's up, it's me again. Welcome to another episode of..."
    nolamacguymagman1979watto_cobrajony0
  • Reply 7 of 9
    robmrobm Posts: 1,068member
    Sammy Super Nova, hahahhahaaha
    BOOM
    magman1979watto_cobra
  • Reply 8 of 9
    robmrobm Posts: 1,068member
    linkman said:
    Cue up the complainers/media headlines/lawsuits:

    iPhone 7 Loses Reception Underwater
    Man can't answer call !
    edited September 2016
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