New iPhones Pass SquareTrade Beer Dunking Test, Still Prove Highly Breakable
The new iPhones hit the open market last week, and consumers who’ve made the plunge on either of the $1,000-plus smartphones would be wise to invest in some protection for their device—either in the form of a smartphone case or an insurance plan. According to the results of SquareTrade’s latest Breakability Score report for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, both devices are slightly more durable than last year’s iPhone X, but their all-glass design still makes them susceptible to damage.
SqaureTrade, an Allstate company, uses a range of scientific robots to put new smartphones through a series of different tests that are meant to simulate everyday activities and test their durability. The tests include a face-down drop test, a side and back drop test, an underwater dunk test, and a repairability test. Putting Apple’s own comments to the test, SquareTrade decided to also test the new IP68 rating for the iPhone XS and XS Max by dunking the new phones in 138 cans-worth of beer.