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It's September 25 in Australia, which means the first customers who pre-ordered the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are now beginning to receive their shipments or are getting home from purchasing one at an Apple Store. Australians and those who went to Australia to receive their phones have now taken to YouTube to show off the device in unboxing videos, drop tests and more.

YouTube user Lachlan Likes A Thing unboxes a Rose Gold iPhone 6. The video was a part of Lachlan's live stream of iPhone 6s coverage, and features him answering questions from his viewers. He also shows off the standard in-box iPhone accessories, which include the EarPods, wall charger and Lightning cable. Lachlan also unboxes a pink iPhone 6s silicone case, showing off what the phone looks like in the case.

YouTube channel TechSmartt got their hands on both the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus and subjected them to drop tests on a marble floor. The drop tests occur at three levels: from pocket height, from around 6 feet and from around 10 feet. Both phones hold up well, with host Keaton Keller noting the new 7000 series aluminum only suffered minor scratches. However, the iPhone 6s had its display shatter when it landed display down. The iPhone 6s Plus, which also fell on its display, did not shatter.

Franz Pirkl, another YouTube user, unboxed his Space Gray iPhone 6s and then proceeded to do a video teardown of the device. While the video doesn't provide in-depth explanation of the insides of the new device, it does provide a look inside the device as well as individual parts like the new Taptic Engine.

Update: TechSmartt also conducted a water test with the iPhone 6s Plus, pitting it against the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Both phones are placed in water to see how long they last, with Keller noting the 6s Plus lasts far longer than the previous iPhone.

Article Link: iPhone 6s: Early Unboxing, Drop Test and Teardown [Updated]


macrumors demi-god
Sep 17, 2014
Yea I don't get drop tests. Far be it from me to judge what other people need to know about phone to make their buying decision but in my opinion it doesn't sway me one way or the other. I assume whomever makes the phones does their best to design them well as to not break easily. But hey that's just my opinion.


macrumors regular
Aug 30, 2013
Washington DC
a brand new piece of technology. you just spent ~$1000 on it.

what do you do?

drop it!

sorry — whatever the motive — it seems just vulgar to me.

1) 16 Gb for example
2) Upgraded, not full price for example
3) Apple CARE + SURE !
He can easily replace screen at the Apple Store

Not 1000 at all
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macrumors member
Oct 18, 2011
1) 16 Gb for example
2) Upgraded, not full price for example
3) Apple CARE + SURE !
He can easily replace screen at the Apple Store

Not 1000 at all

however deep one's pockets are to absorb any hits (no pun), and however protected one is (one is only assuming that it's the just the screen cracking, nothing more, and that's not even relevant), dropping something you just bought does seem vulgar.

from your youtube views, can you recover more than what you spent? sure.

is this altruism? i am not sure.
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Nov 8, 2011
These drop tests are such a dumb "test". There is nothing scientific about it and the ONLY control is that they are dropped from ROUGHLY the same height. Beyond that they land totally different and prove that, gee as we already knew GLASS WILL SHATTER.

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macrumors member
Oct 22, 2014
Screen replacement doesn't cost that much? You HAVE to be kidding me !!

Apple care is $99
Verizon, att, sprint is going to be $199 IF you have insurance.
After market price on replacement glass hasn't come in yet but with the new 3D Touch your going to be looking at probably 249$ to 299$ in PARTS alone, then labor: 300-350$ is A LOT of money.

Don't kid yourself...kid
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