iPhone 15 Pro Max Tested for Durability: Breaks in Two Very Easily!
Zack Nelson of the popular YouTube channel JerryRigEverything put the iPhone 15 Pro Max through its paces with a durability test.
After describing the brushed titanium and etched back glass as “super cool,” Nelson takes his tools to the ceramic shield of the 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Pro Max and notes that the screen is holding up well overall.
Nelson then picks up his trusty utility knife and uses it to engrave the selfie camera. Protected by the ceramic shield, the camera seems to be holding up well.
Then, as is customary in Nelson’s durability tests, a naked flame is shone on the new iPhone’s screen. After a long burn, the screen remains impressively intact.
iPhone 15 Pro Max Fails Bending Test
So far so good, but then things go badly wrong for the iPhone 15 Pro Max because during an unscientific stress test in which Nelson used his fingers to bend the device, the rear glass screen shattered, apparently without much effort.
“Yeah, I’ll be honest, I didn’t see that coming,” Nelson said, adding that he’s been bending tests for the past 11 years and most phones don’t break: “iPhones in particular never broke.”
It’s notable that when Nelson applied the same bend test to the 6.1-inch iPhone 15 Pro, the smaller device handled the test just fine.