Here’s a video comparison of original 2007 iPhone 2G Vs iPhone 7 in a series of different water and drop tests.
It’s no secret that we are about to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the original iPhone. Some people may choose to look back over the last ten year’s and reflect on the successes of that device and how it entirely changed the smartphone market. Others, like SquareTrade, choose to celebrate by taking the original iPhone and Apple’s current flagship, the iPhone 7, and putting them through a series of drop and water tests to see which one best survives the torture.
Every single release of an Apple iPhone results in a YouTube channel with a sizable following taking the opportunity to get their hands on the device as early as possible in order to put it through some kind of torture test. It seems that the general public really craves to watch expensive hardware being destroyed through a series of inventive and destructive tests, such as dropping the device or seeing how long it can be submerged in water for before it gives up the will to live. This latest example of device longevity focuses on putting the original iPhone and iPhone 7 through some water and drop tests.
Apple’s latest iPhone 7 ships with an IP67 water resistance rating, whereas this is something that likely wasn’t even considered as anywhere near being important with the original iPhone back in 2007. It’s no surprise then that the original device instantly gives in to the water and fails the test. Apple’s iPhone 7, on the other hand, comes through with flying colors due to the progression of the hardware and the fact that Apple has ensured that it conforms to strict rating criteria for ingress protection from the elements.
But when it comes to drop test, it seems that we may need to wait an additional ten years to get a smartphone which can handle being dropped onto the floor face-down. Both devices instantly suffer facial damage when they hit the floor, which isn’t really surprising considering we are talking about glass going through a sudden impact with a solid surface. We aren’t exactly sure what this test goes to prove if anything at all, but it’s actually quite painful to see the beautiful and original iPhone being put through this type of torture.
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