October 5, 2014

Been Following #Bendgate? Check Out The Apple Test Labs

Thankfully the “Bendgate” saga has settled down now and people have realised the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is not easily bent during the course of real life use.

For a while the internet was filled with people accusing Apple of not testing their products properly before sending them to market. They felt that the iPhone 6 was rushed and was prone to be easily damaged through normal use.

In response to the allegations, Apple invited a small number of reporters into their “torture chamber” – the labs at Apple’s head office where they test pre-production Apple devices. Once a device has passed the tests, further tests are  done at the Apple factories in China. From what we can see, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were tested thoroughly and are certainly fit for general use.

We are still patiently waiting for the new iPhone to be launched in South Africa so we can test it ourselves. A little bird told us this might happen on the 23rd of October. No official date has been announced but we have good reason to believe 23rd will be the big day. We can’t wait to get our hands on both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Our technicians are itching to take them apart and see what makes them tick.

Check here for an inside look at the USA-based test facility.

Will it break? A sneak peak into Apple's USA-based testing labs.

Will it break? A sneak peak into Apple’s USA-based testing labs.

October 5, 2014