In case you were wondering how strong your iPhone’s display is, the guys from MythBusters have an answer for you. You may already know that Apple used Gorilla Glass with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and that the devices performed decently in this years’ drop tests.
In a video sponsored by Corning, the manufacturer of Gorilla Glass, the duo from the MythBusters TV show, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, perform a number of torture tests to show off the strength of the glass we touch numerous times every day when playing with the iPhone (via Business Insider).
First, Savage takes a dated smartphone and scratches it with a key, and, as expected, the device doesn’t fare well. Next, there’s a “drop” test, accomplished by dropping a weight onto the phone rather than throwing it at the ground (for the sake of consistency). The result is a smartphone with a completely destroyed display.
For comparison, Savage applies the same tests to an Android phone (unfortunately not an iPhone) that uses the same Gorilla Glass Apple uses on its popular handset. The results: no scratch and no shattered display, even after the drop test.
The torture test continues with Corning’s experimental windshield, which is not yet on the market. The duo shoots an airgun at both a regular and Gorilla Glass windshield. The results are astonishing.
You can watch the 10-minute experiment below.