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Inside Apple's Secret iPhone Testing Labs [Video]

Inside Apple's Secret iPhone Testing Labs [Video]

Posted June 9, 2024 at 2:57pm by iClarified
Check out this inside look at Apple's secret iPhone testing labs where new models undergo rigorous testing to ensure they meet the company's high standards of durability and reliability.

The video, posted by YouTuber Marques Brownlee, details the various testing methods employed by Apple to ensure their devices can withstand everyday wear and tear. Brownlee previous shared some individual clips of the facility on X.

Where 10,000 iPhones are built and destroyed before the first one ships


Highlights
● Water testing for iPhones includes IPX4 (rain simulation), IPX5 (low-pressure jet spray), IPX6 (high-pressure spray), and IPX8 (underwater with pressure).
● Apple uses an industrial robot for drop tests, simulating various drop angles onto different materials.
● High-speed cameras and ultra-bright lights capture slow-motion reactions of the titanium frame during drop tests.
● Frequency exposure tests simulate vibrations from sources like motorcycle engines or subway cars.
● John Ternus, Head of Hardware Engineering, explains that trade-offs for structural integrity make iPhones harder to repair.
● Apple is improving repairability without compromising durability.

Take a look at the video below!


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