The Durability Divide: iPhone 15 Shows Resilience While iPhone 15 Pro Max Faces Challenges
In a recent episode on the YouTube channel JerryRigEverything, the iPhone 15 Pro Max encountered durability issues, including overheating problems and structural vulnerabilities, particularly when subjected to bend tests. The shocking revelation came as the back glass of the Pro Max shattered when subjected to bending, marking the first-ever failure of an iPhone in such a test. For a detailed analysis of the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s durability test, follow the link below.
Today, we shift our focus to the standard iPhone 15, which boasts an aluminum frame, distinct from the premium titanium build of the Pro Max.
As customary, the assessment begins with a screen scratch test. Apple’s Ceramic Shield proves to have slightly higher scratch resistance compared to the Gorilla Glass commonly used in most Android phones. However, it still exhibits scratches at level 6 on the Mohs hardness scale and more prominent grooves at level 7. It’s worth noting that while marks are present, they may not be as pronounced as those seen on other smartphone screens.
In stark contrast to its more expensive counterpart, the standard iPhone 15 successfully passes the bend test, emerging unscathed. This positive outcome also extends to the iPhone 15 Plus, which undergoes a similar evaluation towards the end.
An Awkward Predicament for Apple
This situation proves somewhat embarrassing for Apple, especially given that the Pro series is positioned as more premium. What adds to the irony is that titanium is expected to be a tougher metal, yet it appears to struggle when paired with the back glass during bending. However, on a brighter note, the back glass replacement for this model is relatively more cost-effective through Apple.