15 Pro Max

iPhone 15 Pro Max durability test shows Apple’s most expensive iPhone yet is it’s most fragile too


  • iPhone 15 Pro Max comes in a titanium build with a matte glass back.
  • Overall, the phone survives most of the tests and even shows impressive results in some.
  • But it miserably fails the bend test.

The iPhone 15 series is all the buzz right now with the devices having gone on sale recently. The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max have more to offer with a new titanium finish, better cameras, new chipset, and displays. But it turns out that the iPhone 15 Pro Max, Apple’s best yet isn’t as durable as it should be.

iPhone 15 Pro Max durability test

The iPhone 15 Pro Max goes through YouTuber JerryRigEverything’s durability test, and the results are disappointing to say the least. Even the YouTuber himself is shocked at how the iPhone 15 Pro Max gave up almost immediately. Let’s talk in detail about what exactly happened.

The iPhone 15 Pro Max goes through the usual test starting with the scratch test. The iPhone 15 Pro Max features a Ceramic Shield up front, which Apple says is “tougher than any smartphone glass.” The front glass shows its toughness again in the burn test from Zack’s lighter as there’s no reaction to it.

The scratches start showing at level six with ‘deeper grooves’ on level 7 but the visibility is very faint. The sides of the phone are prone to scratches from a knife, and the buttons as well but the don’t come off. The matte glass back also doesn’t scratch at all. The results so far are quite normal, and impressive in some cases. Now comes the hard part.

Just as Zack starts to bend the iPhone, the glass back immediately cracks. Apple uses Grade 5 Titanium on the iPhone 15 Pro models. The easy breakage of the iPhone 15 Pro’s matte glass was quite shocking for Zack who mentioned how most phones don’t break, and iPhones don’t break at all. He jokingly adds that if this does happen to anyone then the good thing is that Apple has reduced the cost for replacing the glass back has been reduced from $500 to $200.

The iPhone continues to work properly with the frame also intact but the glass is shattered. But with the back gone you’d need to get it repaired. Titanium is 30 percent stronger than stainless steel that Apple used for the older Pro models.


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