Apple exhibits off its personal bend exams for brand spanking new iPhones
All these reviews about how the brand new iPhones can bend and stay bent may need you asking: did Apple even do stress checks on these new units? To reply your query, Apple invited a handful of journalists to watch its testing amenities and show that sure, the corporate crushed, pushed, twisted and pounded on 15,000 iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models every earlier than unleashing them to the general public. In line with the Wall Road Journal, Recode and The Verge, every telephone goes by way of 5 totally different exams, together with one which locations strain on the middle of the telephone in various levels, utilizing weights reaching 25 kilos. Subsequent, weights are once more pressed in the midst of the telephone’s show a whole lot of occasions, adopted by a check that twists the gadget round eight,000 occasions whereas a machine is clamping each ends.
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Apple additionally checks the telephones in actual-life conditions, reminiscent of putting them within the again pockets of tight denims (Samsung has its personal model of the test) to allow them to be sat on in several angles repeatedly. Lastly, the corporate sends tons of of prototypes house with choose staff to be able to see how they’d carry out in the actual world. This is not the primary time Apple has opened its testing amenities to journalists in response to issues: again in 2010, the corporate additionally invited a handful of individuals to its wi-fi testing labs after the iPhone four’s antenna points got here to mild.
In case you’re questioning why Cupertino nonetheless acquired 9 bent telephone complaints, it is as a result of the telephones do get deformed when you apply an enormous load/weight (presumably a lot bigger than what the testing gear can apply on the gadget) onto it. As Dan Riccio, Apple’s SVP of hardware engineering advised Recode, the telephones can “take a set” with sufficient pressure, although he did not precisely listing out actual-world situations that may result in a bent iPhone.
- Key specs
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- Sort Smartphone
- Working system iOS (eight)
- Display measurement four.7 inches
- Inner reminiscence sixteen GB
- Digital camera eight&#one hundred sixty;megapixels
- Dimensions 5.forty four x 2.sixty four x zero.27 in
- Weight four.fifty five oz
- Launched 2014-09-19
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