The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus showed their durability in tests by blogger Zach Nelson from the YouTube channel JerryRigEverything. It turned out that the base models of these smartphones are even more resistant to bending than the flagship iPhone 15 Pro Max with its titanium frame.
Previously, the iPhone 15 Pro Max failed a bending test in which its rear glass cracked due to the force applied. However, the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus were able to withstand the pressure and did not suffer damage, although they also use the same glass design.
The blogger’s tests also tested the strength of the screen’s protective glass. Base models of the iPhone 15 showed good resistance to scratches when in contact with tools, which have a hardness rating of 6 on the Mohs scale. This means that the screens of these smartphones can withstand even accidental collisions with metal objects.
All iPhone 15 models, including base and flagship models, were subjected to JerryRigEverything's ruggedness test, and they all passed tests, including the flex test and the "fire test" where the smartphones were heated with a flame from a lighter.