IPhone 8 drop test

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  2. michael9891 macrumors 65816

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    I thought it would be obvious glass is more fragile than aluminium!
     
  3. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    Why do people do these “tests” is beyond me. Like who has ever made their buying decision based on these videos?!
     
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    Duh? Really not sure why everyone is throwing a tizzy over this. It’s glass. Of course it’s going to break. And of course glass is going to break before aluminum.
     
  5. davyh macrumors newbie

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    YouTube advert revenue.

    Drop tests gain views, lots of views, Apple and Android fanboy/girls go to war in the comment section.

    Race to get the first drop test videos out to race to the top of YouTube can be rewarding, even if the one video doesn't cover the costs of phones used in the video, it's a business expense if you like in the hope they subscribe and watch more of their videos.

    Bit weird if you ask me, not seen a car review drive new cars into brick walls to see which speed makes it undrivable.
     
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    EXACTLY! Next you will see all kinds of torture tests videos.
     
  7. michael9891 macrumors 65816

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    They might actually be interesting to watch!
     
  8. davyh macrumors newbie

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    Maybe a suggestion worth forwarding to Apple, might improve the Carpool Karaoke series driving the car into a brick wall at the end.
     
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    Many do, myself included. Explains why Apple markets water and dust proofing. Phones get dropped and get wet when some people use them. If you’ve ever experienced damage from either, actual tests WILL probably influence your buying decision.
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    Plenty of them out there.....

     
  12. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    If they did it every year with multiple phone then I’m sure Apple would have banned them.
     
  13. pullfocus macrumors 65816

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    Uh...derrrrrr.

    It’s glass. What did you think would happen if you dropped it four times from increasing heights?

    “Wow, guys. I’m shocked. The glass didn’t survive being dropped reapetedly.”

    Please....
     
  14. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    Those aren’t tests. Those are just willingly destroying phones. Did you see his other video where in the name of “test” he actually tries to break the phone in half? I mean if you make your buying decisions based on videos like that then good luck to you.
     
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    Never thought about it but that’s extra cost
     
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    Am I the only one who watches this and thinks wow - such a waste!
     
  17. Juan007 macrumors 6502a

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    Dumb! Don't watch their video, don't give them revenue. Apple spends billions developing the greatest piece of technology ever invented, a super computer in your pocket, engineers in the 70s and 80s would have killed for one. How does this guy use it? By dropping it on the ground!
     
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    Another drop test (that seems more scientific) between the iPhone 8 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8:

     
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    Is anyone remotely shocked by this video at all. Glass is more fragile than aluminum. I am totally surprised by this....
     
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    Do a drop test of the iphone 4 series vs 8 series. Both have glass backs. Though the 4's are super easy to replace, 8's.. ahh.. not so much. Going to have to pull it completely a part to replace. Yikes!
     
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    Did you see the car he has in his garage?....
     
  23. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    Yeah he did a video on that I think. I just don’t understand why such videos are so popular.
     

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