When a new phone gets released, the internet usually runs wild with people trying to torture the devices, and this time round, things remains the same for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. We’ve already seen drop tests of both devices, but what about the whole “bendgate” issue? Will it survive in water? Here are more videos of the brand new iPhones getting tortured.
First up, the new iPhone 6s/iPhone 6s Plus are now made with 7000 series aluminium that is touted to be much stronger than before. On top of that, the glass panel at the front uses a new material and is what Apple says is “the most durable in the smartphone industry”. But will the combination put the whole “bendgate” issue to bed once and for all?
But please, don’t try this at home, and if you have or plan to get an iPhone 6s Plus, please don’t leave it in your back pockets – just in case.
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus may have a stronger build, but Apple does not state that they are waterproof. Fortunately though, it looks like if you’re stuck under the rain, or accidently drop your phone into a puddle of water, the device will have a strong chance of surviving. YouTuber, Zach Straley, recently submerged both new iPhones into two bowls of water, and guess what? They both survived after being in water for an hour. In case you were wondering, yes, the speakers, audio jack, Lightning port, and Touch ID all works fine, even after 48 hours.
Of course, this does not mean that the new iPhones are waterproof, and you should definitely not try to bring the phones for a swim – even Sony does not recommend you to do that with their IP68-rated devices. It’s just nice to know that should you have any accidental spills on the phones, they are most likely to survive with little to no damage.
Finally, there have been reports that the iPhone 6s is running hotter than previous models, reaching up to 38.89 degree Celsius. A Reddit user reports that his iPhone 6s Plus seems to be overheating preventing him from using the flash on the camera app.
Fortunately though, we haven’t seen any other reports about an iPhone 6s/iPhone 6s Plus overheating, so it could be an isolated issue, or perhaps, like some users in the Reddit thread says, the heating issue might have been caused by certain apps.