As usual every year with the release of new iPhones, they are subjected to a series of fall tests to see their hardness in the face of shocks, and the iPhones unveiled by Apple this month are no exception. Has her new phone succeeded in the fall tests conducted by the site "CNET" American technical affairs?Apple's Cayenne Drancy, Apple's product marketing manager, said the iPhone 11 glass was "the hardest ever in a smartphone, both on the front and back." It is now known that the protective glass for iPhone is made specifically for Apple phones by Corning, the manufacturer of Gorilla Glass.
This is not the first time Apple has made such a claim. Last year, marketing chief Phil Schiller said that the iPhone XS has "the most durable glass ever built into a smartphone," and has already endured the glass that falls four times on the pavement. But the iPhone XR was not as lucky as it broke its glass the fourth time, in Cnet tests.
|Earlier this month, Apple unveiled three new iPhones: iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max (Getty Images)|
How to conduct tests
In the tests this year the site decided to change the nature of the test to be on concrete floor, to make the fall tests as consistent as possible. A device is built to help the iPhone fall directly on either the face or the back.
Although this did not guarantee that the phone would fall on the desired side every time, but it helped to conduct the test in a controlled manner.
Falling from a height of three feet (about a meter)
In this test, which is similar to the fall of the phone from the level of the pocket, the iPhone 11 was not damaged when it fell on its screen, the same result was for the iPhone 11 Pro, and did not show any trace of the fall and the device continued to operate normally, as was the same result in the test of the fall of the two phones on their back .
Falling from a height of six feet (about 1.8 meters)
In this test iPhone 11 was not affected either when it fell on the screen or on the back side, but the result was slightly different for the iPhone 11 Pro, when falling on the screen it was noticed the change of colors or damage a small area of pixels at the bottom of the screen, but did not crack the glass and continued work Screen normally.
Falling from a height of 8 feet (about 2.4 meters)
In this test, the iPhone 11's glass was not damaged when it fell on its screen, but it suffered some damage when it fell on the back was represented by a slight dent in the aluminum frame and scratched on the back cover of the upper lens, while the camera itself was still working.
As for the iPhone 11 Pro fell on its screen first, and in addition to the previous damage damaged a few other pixels but this time at the top of the screen, and similar to the iPhone 11 received damage the top lens cover rear.
Falling from a height of 11 feet (3.3 meters)
In this test each phone was dropped only once, trying to drop the phone on its screen. In the iPhone 11 test, he first fell on one of his corners, then bounced and landed on his screen. The iPhone 11 Pro first fell on one side and then bounced back on the back.
In this test also the protective glass of the two phones were not affected from the front or back, but the rear cameras in the iPhone 11 stopped working and was only showing a black screen when you open the camera application, except for the camera "real depth" was not damaged.
As for the iPhone 11 Pro has opened the SIM card port (SIM) in the phone when it fell, but was returned back to its place without problems, as the screen popped out slightly outside the steel frame surrounding, and also changed the colors of the area of the back of the device.
Do these tests mean that the glass of iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro is stronger than the previous iPhone? This is hard to judge because the tests on previous phones did not work in the same way; but these tests certainly show that this year's phones bear more falls on concrete than expected.
The two phones have received similar results in tests of other sites such as "Everthing Apple Pro," which conducted tests of a fall of ten feet (about three meters) for the phone iPhone 11 Pro, but the glass breaks in the last fall, probably because it fell on the back of the other phone .
However, the site recommends buying a protective shell because the repair of broken glass is very expensive, costing $ 329 for the screen and $ 599 for the back.
Next is a video to watch the full test.