Apple says that its iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are made of the most durable glass ever to find its way into a smartphone, and while that may be true, the new handsets are far from indestructible.
While that will surely come as no surprise to anyone with an ounce of common sense, that is apparently not stopping anyone from taking the new smartphones and dropping them onto concrete to see what happens. We present to you a new test carried out by device warranty company, SquareTrade.
During the tests, the SquareTrade folks took an iPhone 8, an iPhone 8 Plus and a Galaxy Note 8 – because nobody can do a video about the iPhone without comparing it to something made by Samsung anymore – and simulated them being dropped from height and at speed by, well, dropping them from height and at speed. It turns out that phones made of glass tend to break when dropped. Who knew?
“Like theand , our tests show that the all-glass iPhone 8 and 8 Plus break on the first drop on all sides,” Jason Siciliano, global creative director at SquareTrade, said in a statement. Well, well, well. Color us shocked.
Snark aside, the results did at least show that Apple’s iPhone 8 survived the torture test better than the other two phones, with the Galaxy Note 8 faring the worst of the lot.
Of course, if any of this has a bearing on your buying decision, then we would humbly suggest that buying a high-end smartphone made of something that breaks when it hits the ground may not be the best move you could make right now. Me? Well, I do wonder how many people will take SquareTrade’s warranties out now that they have told everyone their phone will break if they don’t look after it.