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

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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]
  2. Sonmi451 Suspended

    Aug 28, 2014
    Can we not publicize drop tests? It's usually attention whores. Also no two drops are ever the same.
  3. Flow39 macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2014
    At the Apple Store
    Instead of doing a drop test, they could've given me a phone instead. No pressure though.
  4. jmh600cbr macrumors 6502a


    Feb 14, 2012
    These tests are irrelevant because in the end if you drop in on a bad spot it shatters
  5. CFreymarc Suspended

    Sep 4, 2009
    Try searching "smartphone skeet shoot" that total tech porn.
  6. aamoren3 macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2014
    Will wait for the iPhone drop tester drop test- probably more fragile then the 7000 series aluminum. :rolleyes:
  7. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    I will say, 10ft, face down on the 6s+ is impressive.
  8. Droidmodderx macrumors newbie


    Sep 24, 2015
  9. AtheistP3ace macrumors 6502a


    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.
  10. santydolby macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2011
    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.
  11. perkedel macrumors 6502a


    Dec 30, 2014
    so, everyone's dropping the phone, disassembling it, bitch about the battery, but nobody said anything about the ram?
  12. macfoxpro, Sep 24, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2015

    macfoxpro macrumors 6502

    May 17, 2011
  13. APPLEFUNRF macrumors regular


    Aug 30, 2013
    Washington DC
    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
  14. TechZeke macrumors 68020


    Jul 29, 2012
    Rialto, CA
    It never ceases to amaze me how much money youtubers make from videos of tearing up expensive hardware.
  15. santydolby macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2011
    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.
  16. jarred125 macrumors 6502a

    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.

  17. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
  18. The Barron macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2009
    Three words: GET AS CASE!
  19. Orange Computer macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2014
    So, when does the first iPhone 6s bending video come out?
  20. koruki macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2009
    New Zealand
    drop testing is already done by companies, these idiots dropping them for video hits are the reason Apple makes 16GB versions.
  21. PJJSPA macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2012
    I'd be happy to watch 6s' hit the ground, provided they're still attached to their idiotic owners.
  22. jarred125 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 8, 2011
    And you've got some mental issues to work out. It's just a phone their dropping, not someones child.
  23. BeanieMan macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2010
    NEED BEND TEST VIDEO! I haven't found any on google yet.
  24. d0hv macrumors regular


    Sep 3, 2015
    That rose gold is one ugly ass phone. People only want it because of the allure of it being new.
  25. rfahey79 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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