iPhone 4 drop tested and failed Photo: iFixYouri
Dropping your phone is an obvious scenario that everyone encounters, but when it’s something created by designers and engineers that “didn’t start with a clean sheet of paper” but ones who had “three years of experience designing and building the phones that redefined what a phone can do,” well, we’re going to expect a little more from it.
They promised it to be something extraordinary, something like we had never seen before. Built with glass used in the windshields of helicopters and high-speed trains, with chemical processes which are “strengthened to be 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic,” and even going so far as to call this glass “ultradurable and more scratch resistant than ever.” well Apple, that all just sounds like bullshit now.
Let’s not forget about their “own alloy”, the one forged to be “five times stronger than standard steel,” the one that provides “impressive structural rigidity,” the one that allowed a mere impact to damage the internal components rendering the iPhone 4 immobilized. One good thing though, after accidentally dropping and smashing it from no more than 3.5′, you can recycle it.