Apple wasn’t kidding about iPhone 11’s tougher glass

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iPhone 11 Pro drop test
Not the first thing we would do after buying a new iPhone.
Screenshot: Filip Koroy/YouTube

Like millions across the globe, Filip Koroy went to the Apple Store today to purchase an iPhone 11 Pro.

Unlike millions, Koroy began repeatedly dropping his iPhone 11 Pro and an iPhone 11 Pro Max on a concrete floor.

As you can guess, Koroy is a YouTube host who did not waste any time in testing Apple’s claim that its new glass technology makes the new flagships the most durable smartphones on the market.

And from Koroy’s painful-to-watch drop tests, Apple’s claim is more than marketing hyperbole.

Koroy, host of EverythingApplePro, began his tests by dropping them from heights you would expect from ordinary use.

He dropped each phone four times at belt level, trying to get the phones to land once on each edge, the back and front. The glass was untouched.

From head height, neither phone cracked. On one handset the SIM card tray ejected.

When Koroy brought out a ladder, the test got more gut-wrenching. One drop buckled the stainless steel border on one phone but the glass was intact.

Finally some shattered glass. Koroy dropped one and heard a crack. The second phone did not hit concrete first. It instead bounced off the other phone. From that test, one had a cracked screen and the other had a shattered backplate.

In the end, he checked the function. Both Face ID unlock functions opened the phone as fast as before the drop. The cameras worked as well.

“It took repeated drops before the glass shattered,” Koroy tells viewers. “Apple, you did really, really good with this glass.”

Koroy still recommends users get a case. In fact, he used the test to hawk his own line of cases.