Titanium is tough and so are iPhones! Yet the iPhone 15 Pro Max surprised everyone of its defeat.
Apple unveiled the iPhone 15 Pro with titanium. But is it truly robust? That depends on what kind of stress it will face, at least, according to the series test unleashed by a YouTuber.
Apple used Grade 5 titanium, known for its shear and tensile strength, and merged it with the aluminum frame and finished it with special coatings on the iPhone 15 Pro Max.
That said, Zack Nelson, the person behind the YouTube channel JerryRigEverything, tested the toughness of the iPhone 15 Pro Max.
Nelson began the stress test with a box cutter to scratch the display screen. The iPhone 15 Pro Max has been protected by the Ceramic Shield, which also worked in shielding the selfie camera. The second slash came down at the side and it had taken down the physical vapor deposition, revealing the titanium frame.
Next, an open flame was aimed directly at the display screen, which survived majestically after the long exposure. The first two stress tests were won by the iPhone 15 Pro Max. But where’s the fun in that?
So, the YouTuber proceeded with an unscientific and unceremonious type of test. He literally used his fingers and thumbs to physically bend the iPhone 15 Pro Max. To his surprise, the smartphone’s rear glass shatters without much effort.
Nelson claims that for the past 11 years, most phones do not break. He also said that iPhones do not break.
If you add the amount of stress placed on that poor iPhone, you may consider that it contributed to the breaking. However, Grade 5 titanium isn’t easy to break or destroy with bare hands since it’s three times stronger than aluminum. Plus, Nelson did the same breaking test on the iPhone 15 Pro and it ended up okay.
If the iPhone 15 Pro Max is your next buy, you should take good care of it because it isn’t as tough as its little brother. iPhone 15 Pro is currently priced at P70,990 while the iPhone 15 Pro Max is at P84,990.