iPhone 8 Drop Test Proves Just How Durable The Device Is

A tech blogger has performed a drop test on a brand new iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone 7 Plus to see which is more durable.

The iPhone 8 , 8 Plus and iPhone X all feature an all-new glass design which allows them to be charged wirelessly. Watch the video below to see if it affected the phone's durability:

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In the video, tech blogger TechRax compares the new glass iPhone 8 Plus with the aluminium iPhone 7 Plus, released last year.

Apple has claimed the glass used in its new phones is the most durable to have ever been used in a smartphone but neither device emerges from the 5-foot drop tests unscathed.

Both phones were dropped onto a concrete floor from shoulder height onto each side and the glass on the back of the iPhone 8 smashes on impact, with shards of glass flying off the device.

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Although both phones remained functional after the drop test, the screen on both iPhones shattered when dropped on their front.

If you're accident prone then Apple's extended warranty plan - AppleCare+ - costs £129, and covers up to two incidents of accidental damage to any of its iPhones for two years. It won't cover you dropping it on purpose, mind.

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Apple's vice president of policy and social initiatives, Lisa Jackson, recently stated that if a repair was necessary it should also be accessible via a third party provider, although many users say this is often not the case.

"I don't think you can say reparability equals longevity," Jackson said.

"I often say if you're in the repair business, repair seems like the answer. But actually you need to design for the life-cycle. And Apple has designed for some time around durability, around the idea we can release the latest and greatest product, your old product still works and has value.

"Our first thought is, 'You don't need to repair this'. When you do, we want the repair to be fairly priced and accessible to you," she added.

"To think about these very complex products and say the answer to all our problems is that you should have anybody to repair and have access to the parts is not looking at the whole problem."

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James Dawson

James Dawson is a Journalist at LADbible. He has contributed articles to LADbible’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing EU’ series on the EU referendum, the 'Electoral Dysfunction' series on the 2017 general election, the ‘U OK M8?’ series tackling mental health amongst young men, and for its ‘Climate Change’ initiative in partnership with National Geographic.

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