YouTuber JerryRigEverything Puts iPhone 15 Pro Max to the Test
Less than two weeks after Apple’s recent Keynote, where the Cupertino brand unveiled its lineup of devices for this year, the highly anticipated iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max were introduced to the market, aiming to revolutionize Apple’s top-of-the-line devices.
However, not everything is as perfect as it seems. Following the discovery that titanium easily discolors, resistance tests have revealed some unflattering results, which have now been confirmed by JerryRigEverything. This popular YouTube channel, known for its smartphone “torture” experiments, has shed light on some uncomfortable truths.
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The video clearly demonstrates the reasons behind these findings, but we will provide a brief overview. The iPhone performs well in scratch resistance tests on its screen, cameras, and glass back.
However, when it comes to the titanium frame, a simple cutter is enough to leave marks and grooves on the material, which appears to be as fragile as butter. The YouTuber easily damaged the titanium frame and even exposed the material under the paint using sandpaper.
The iPhone’s fire resistance is satisfactory, as neither the screen nor the back showed any signs of damage. However, problems arise during bending tests. Applying slight pressure with bare hands easily cracks the glass on the back, which is concerning for a phone in this price range. The screen, on the other hand, is not as easily breakable.
To damage the screen, the YouTuber had to resort to using a blowtorch directly on the titanium frame, which ultimately caused damage to the panel. The frame was also affected, as expected.
Not satisfied with the results, JerryRigEverything decided to repeat the bending test with an iPhone 15 Pro. Surprisingly, this time the device withstood the applied pressure and did not break, despite the significant force exerted.
It appears that the smaller sibling of the flagship, the iPhone 14 Pro Max, may be the more durable option. With its aluminum frame and fewer new features compared to its successor, it may be a better choice, especially considering the expected price drop.