Crash test: is the iPhone 15 Pro more durable than its predecessor?


Mérouan Goumiri

September 24, 2023 at 9:30 a.m.


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Who is more durable between the iPhone 15 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro? We now know the answer.

In the space of a few years, technological devices have become accustomed to torture tests of all kinds. And, obviously, smartphones have no reason to escape it, quite the contrary! Often located in our hands or in our pockets, they are perpetually faced with the risk of falls. This is why, if you have spent at least 1,299 euros on an iPhone 15 Pro, you probably want to know its ability to resist shocks.

Between titanium and stainless steel, which is more robust?

Some people make it their job to torture smartphones. For others, it has even become a passion… If we sometimes wonder who could be hiding behind these heartless individuals, we must admit that their work is of great service to us. Weeks before the new iPhones were made official, we discovered that Apple could start equipping its devices with titanium materials. This has already started with the iPhone 15 Pro and the iPhone 15 Pro Max, which both have a titanium chassis. If we now know that they are significantly lighter than their predecessors, are they therefore stronger?

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Last year, the iPhone 14 Pro demonstrated to us the robustness of its screen compared to that of the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Equipped with stainless steel edges, Apple’s toy managed to do well, which seems less to be the case with its successor…

The iPhone 15 Pro would be less durable than its big brother

Sam Kohl, from the YouTube channel AppleTrack, had “fun” putting the iPhone 15 Pro through a few torture tests (on concrete) for the “needs” of his new video. Put to the test in numerous configurations, the latter quickly begins to present spider-web-shaped cracks, on the front and back of the device. We can also observe that the succession of falls will eventually get the better of the iPhone 15 Pro, since it will completely break down and the rear camera module will eventually detach from the chassis. Where the stainless steel of the iPhone 14 Pro therefore seems to act as a shock absorber, the titanium seems, in the majority of situations, to absorb shocks with less ease.

To get a clearer idea of ​​the new titanium material adopted by Apple with the iPhone 15 Pro, we encourage you to watch the video above produced by Sam Kohl. Even if, as we are rightly reminded 9t5Google, these tests are obviously not an exact science. Finally, if you’re interested, you can also dive into the innards of the iPhone 15 Pro to better understand what’s hidden inside and discover the secrets of its design.

Source : 9to5Mac


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