Allstate Protection Plans Releases iPhone 14 Drop Test Results

Allstate Protection Plans Releases iPhone 14 Drop Test Results


Allstate Protection Plans recently put the two largest iPhone 14 models (iPhone 14 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Plus) through their shatter drop test to see how they compare to previous models. After a series of robotic drop tests, the results show that the two newer models are still prone to significant damage when dropped upside down and upside down, although the iPhone 14 Plus survived falling down the stairs on its side. made of aluminum and was practically undamaged.

All four models come with Ceramic Shield front panels and glass back panels. The 14 and 14 Plus feature an aluminum flat-sided design, while the 14 Pro and Pro Max feature a stainless steel flat-sided design. The 14 and 14 Plus now also come with removable rear panels, making them easier and less expensive to replace when damaged. This is a huge step forward for repairability and something the Allstate Protection Plans team was excited to see.

The full Breakability Drop Test video reveals:

  • Face Down Sidewalk Drop Tests: When dropped face down from six feet, the iPhone 14 Pro Max shattered, bullseye cracks appearing along one side and in one corner. The iPhone 14 Plus also suffered from bull’s-eye cracks along one side and in one corner, as well as having loose glass, making it difficult to handle with bare hands.
  • Backside sidewalk drop tests: When dropped from two meters, the iPhone 14 Pro Max suffered catastrophic damage. While the camera still worked, the glass back was completely shattered, including missing bits of glass around the large camera housing. The iPhone 14 Plus again suffered bull’s-eye cracks along one side and in one corner, as well as raised glass and damage to the camera housing.
  • Ladder Side Fall Tests – When dropped face down from six feet onto a paved exterior stairway, a tough test for any device, the iPhone 14 Pro Max suffered a cracked back panel, scratched corners, dented buttons, and camera housing damage. However, it worked normally and the camera continued to work without any problems. The iPhone 14 Plus’s aerospace-grade aluminum flat-side design was especially impressive, surviving the fall from the stairs with only minor scratches in the corners.

“The new iPhone 14 Plus and 14 Pro Max were shattered on the first drop front and back, yet remained fully functional, including their amazing new cameras. The iPhone 14 Plus is a breakthrough when it comes to repairability. Both the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus come with removable back panels, making them easier and less expensive to repair. Apple is to be applauded for this update as it is great for its customers’ wallets and the environment,” said Jason Siciliano, vice president and global creative director, Allstate Protection Plans. “That said, the heavier iPhone 14 Pro Max is still easily damaged when dropped and expensive to repair. That’s why we always recommend owners add a case, a screen protector, and consider a protection plan.”

Introduced in 2013, Allstate’s protection plan tear tests provide consumers with an independent assessment of a device’s durability and how it stands up to the rigors of everyday life. They consider the physical characteristics of the device, such as size, components, and materials, that affect its repairability and performance in standardized robotic tests that simulate the most common causes of device damage.

No matter the make or model of smartphone, Allstate Protection Plans always recommend using screen protectors and phone cases in addition to having a protection plan. Let me know if you have any questions about your results or want to speak with someone from Allstate Protection Plans.

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