iPhone 15 Pro Max durability test ends with big surprise
Zack Nelson of the popular YouTube channel JerryRigEverything has done it again, putting yet another phone through the kind of durability test that will make you grimace in horror.
The latest device to get the Nelson treatment is the iPhone 15 Pro Max, the largest and most expensive iPhone that Apple began shipping last Friday.
After describing the brushed titanium and etched back glass as “super cool,” Nelson takes his scratching tools to the 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Pro Max’s Ceramic Shield and finds the screen holds up well in the together.
Next, Nelson grabs his trusty box cutter, which he uses to scrape off the selfie camera (first grimace). Protected by the Ceramic Shield, it seems to stand up well.
After that, the cutter is enthusiastically dragged to the side of the iPhone 15 Pro Max (second grimace), which, unsurprisingly, removes the blue physical vapor deposition (PVD) coating, revealing the titanium frame underneath .
Later, as is customary in Nelson’s durability tests, an open flame is placed directly against the screen of the new iPhone. After a long burns, the screen remains incredibly intact.
So far, so good. But then things go wrong for the iPhone 15 Pro Max, as during Nelson’s unscientific stress test in which he uses his fingers and thumbs to bend the device, the rear glass shatters, seemingly without much fuss. effort (big grimace).
“Yeah, I’ll be honest, I didn’t see it coming,” Nelson says, noting that he’s been doing bend tests for 11 years and most phones don’t break, adding: “iPhones in particular do not break. , as always.”
He continues: “This snap was unusually rapid. A little stunned,” before wondering if this was because the grade 5 titanium frame had nearly three times the tensile strength of aluminum, or half the elasticity.
Notably, when Nelson performs the same bend test on the 6.1-inch iPhone 15 Pro, the smaller device handles it just fine.
And just when you think the iPhone 15 Pro Max has suffered enough, Nelson lights a blowtorch and points it at the crushed handset. Yes, it’s time to grimace again.