iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ‘drop and drown’ results

The release of a new iPhone is always a highly anticipative event, and the dual-release of the iPhone 6 and its big brother, the iPhone 6 Plus was no different. People have been queuing outside Apple stores for days, and sometimes even nights, on end. But what’s the big deal?

The iPhone 6 offers customers new innovative design – completely different from the iPhone4’s and 5’s that most of us are used to handling. Apple seem to have returned to the curved sleek design they steered away from after the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 6 is bigger, more power efficient and has a new Retina HD display. At 4.7 inches tall, this generation is bound to stretch your thumbs that little bit further but the display, ease of use and the sheer usability of the device make it worth it.

On the other hand, the iPhone 6 Plus adds on a further 1.8 inches, standing at an impressive height of 5.5 inches. This phone is meant to be something in between a normal iPhone and an iPad mini, ideal for those who have several things going on at once.

Both phones bring new technological treats to the Apple market, but their durability is still doubtful amongst the clumsiest consumers, none of which are willing to be the first one to drop the brand-new, state-of-the-art smartphone.

Water-damaged and dropped phones with technical faults are the top claims made for mobile phones against house or specialist travel insurance policies, so it would only be fair to consumers for experts in testing new products to perform a ‘drop and drown test’ on both new models.

In a new video produced by CNET, both models of the iPhone 6 get pushed across a table, dunked In water and dropped.

Both iPhone models can withstand up to ten seconds of being underwater without any serious damage to the handset, and after six drops from a four-foot height, the iPhone 6 was barely damaged, whilst the iPhone 6 Plus had managed to separate from its front and back panels, and the sound to the handset stopped working shortly after.

The iPhone 6 managed to gauge more friction than the iPhone 6 Plus, as it stopped faster and within less distance than the larger model when slid across a smooth surface.

With these new results, customers may be able to rest a little easier knowing that should they drop their phone down the toilet, or onto a hard surface, they might not have to give up all hope of owning such a gadget again (these phones retail at around £1,200).

With a gadget insurance policy through Insurancefair, you can insure your iPhone 6 for around £4.57 a month, and that covers you for any theft, damage, unauthorised overseas calls, family cover, worldwide cover and optional loss cover (for only £1.50 extra a month).

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