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First iPhone 5 drop and durability test reveals somewhat strong unibody design [video]

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:36PM EST

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Folks unhappy with iPhone 5’s scratch-friendly aluminum case should look away. 9to5Mac and iFixYouri partnered up to bring this video of the first drop and durability test for the iPhone 5. As one would expect, the iPhone 5 can withstand drops from a few feet off the ground and still come out alive, but its unibody aluminum frame will get dented and warped in the process. It does take a handful of tries before the iPhone 5’s screen relents and cracks, but unless you’re a total klutz, it looks like it should be capable of taking a few accidental drops. The cringe-worthy video of the iPhone 5 getting dropped until it cracks follows below.


Raymond Wong is a technology reporter with a passion for cutting-edge gadgets and clean design. His writing has appeared on DVICE, Ubergizmo, G4TV, Yahoo News, NBC blogs. You might even have seen his videos on Xbox LIVE.