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One big flaw of the iPhone 8 you need to know

by Staff writer



When Apple unveiled its iPhone 8, 8+, and X during their big September press conference a couple of weeks ago, the company said the glass backs on the phones is the strongest glass ever to be used on a smartphone.


But a recent experiment using a drop test machine has proved that to be a lie!

The so-called shatter-proof screen of the new iPhone is nothing but a fallacy.

"The glass backs on Apple’s new 2017 iPhone lineup might be really strong. They might even have a copper-infused layer like Apple said on stage earlier this month. But the claim that these phones contain the strongest glass ever to be used on a smartphone is flat-out ridiculous," writes Zach Epstein of BGR.com.

YouTuber PhoneBuff uses a special kind of machine to test the resilience of smartphones.

This past Friday PhoneBuff pitted the new iPhone 8 Plus against its top rival from Samsung: the Galaxy Note 8.

Both phones did horribly. Apple’s strongest glass ever couldn’t even survive a single drop without shattering.

Here’s the video:



You might also want to know that the glass backs of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, if ever smashed, would cost more to replace than a shattered screen.

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