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See how the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus fare when dropped


Australia is the place to be if you want to be the first to own the new iPhones and people can’t wait to drop them for a noble cause. Braving the long-lines, people often pack Sydney’s George Street (like this guy) to get their hands on the latest and greatest Apple device but usually it isn’t to test its durability.

We had “bend gate” and “iphone gate” drawing millions of views on YouTube videos, and many iPhones got bent in peoples’ pockets, pressuring Apple to do something about it. This time around, the bunch at Phone Buff set out to the Oceanic continent to see if Apple has tweaked the aluminium strength on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to settle the issue once and for all.

In the video, the guys dropped the two devices at three different angles – front first, back first and sideways. Overall the new 7000 series aluminium held up quite well, merely scuffing when dropped in the last two orientations. The face first drop on the other hand caused the screens to crack – no surprise here, glass is still glass.

We hope no one else actually does this for fun, or rather takes a videos of it; mainly cause the sound of the device hitting the ground is just painful to experience – over and over again.

Has Apple addressed durability concerns? or will you be getting the new iPhones? Let us know your answers, as well as how far you’ve travelled to get to be an early adopter of any tech device in the comments below.

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