Did you invest over $1000 on a brand-new iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max this weekend?

You may wish to take care, since in spite of Apple stating they utilize the “most long lasting glass ever in a smart device,” the brand-new iPhones have the tendency to break when dropped, inning accordance with brand-new drop tests by SquareTrade, a gadget insurance company.

The brand-new iPhones, like in 2015’s designs, have a glass style– there’s glass on the front, and a glass shell on the back to allow cordless charging. The glass is made by Corning, which Apple has actually purchased.

Ends Up, in the 4 tests SquareTrade carried out, consisting of a test where the brand-new phones took a spin in a tumbler, Apple’s phones broke almost whenever they underwent tension.

Both the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max broke when dropped on their backs from 6 feet, and both phones stopped working when they were bent by a device.

However when dropped face down, the iPhone XS Max showed to be more long lasting than its smaller sized brother or sister. While the screen shattered, the iPhone XS Max touchscreen was still functional. The smaller sized phone’s screen did not work.

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That’s why SquareTrade provided the iPhone XS Max a much better toughness rating of 70, or “medium danger,” compared with the iPhone XS’s rating of 86, which the insurance company thinks about “high danger.”

Both enhance on the now-discontinued iPhone X, which scored a 90 in in 2015’s SquareTrade test and was called the “most breakable iPhone ever.”

SquareTrade, owned by Allstate, utilizes these tests as a method to offer insurance coverage prepares for the brand-new iPhone If you do not have insurance coverage or AppleCare, fixing the iPhone XS screen is $279, and other damage– like a broken back– costs $549

A brand-new screen for the iPhone XS Max is $329 and almost $600 for other repair work.


However if you are most likely to drop your phone in your beer or other bodies of water than on concrete, you can rest simple. SquareTrade and repair work supporter iFixit have actually both immersed the brand-new phones in beer for hours– and they have actually endured.