As per tradition, iPhone 12 bend test videos have hit the Internet just after its release. The original innovator of the bend test, Unbox Therapy is back with a new video in which he tries to bend the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro out of their misery. However, unlike the iPhone 6 Plus, where the bend tests started, iPhone 12 does not budge at all with forced bending.
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro ship with a stronger new glass which features a new Ceramic shield front cover. Apple claims that this makes the glass four times stronger than the previous generation. Lewis Hilsenteger of Unbox Therapy put this claim to test in his newest YouTube video.
iPhone 12 bend test shows it’s as strong as Apple claimed
Lewis gained popularity with his iPhone 6 Plus bend test video, which he was able to put out of shape with his bare hands. This garnered a lot of attention in the media, and even caught Apple’s attention after which the company attempted to make its subsequent smartphones stronger. Although the new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are thinner and lighter than iPhone 11 models, they use a stronger rigid structure with aluminum on the non-Pro model and stainless steel on the Pro model. Lewis used cut resistant gloves to put enough strength which would usually bend any smartphone, but surprisingly, he was unable to make any change to both smartphone’s shapes. Lewis even tested by laying out the iPhones 12 flat on the tablet but they had no wobble at all despite all the bend tests.
Check out the full video below to see Unbox Therapy try the iPhone 12 bend test:
This is not the only durability test that the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro have been put through. While YouTube has many of these videos being published on a daily basis, we covered a drop test yesterday which showed the devices being treated to a 6 feet fall and surviving with mostly cracked glass and other repairable issues. The insurance company behind the drop test video claimed that iPhone 12 is the most durable smartphone that they have ever tested, which should give users some peace of mind – until they hand it over to babies who would know how exactly to break them.