On the plus side, the iPhone 6 Plus is difficult to actually *break*
Watch the Apple falling
The nutcases over at SquareTrade have been pitting the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus against a barrage of breakability tests to see how the new Apple handsets fare in the hands of a clumsy consumer.
And it seems that these Apples can fall from the tree without getting bruised.Breakability testing
SquareTrade has a dedicated scale that quantifies how tough hardware and handsets are, which is often employed by insurance companies so they know the extent to which they can hammer your wallet based on your choice of smartphone.
The various destructive tests include submerging the handsets in water for ten seconds, dropping them onto concrete from five feet, and sliding them around on various surfaces to see how the casing and screens hold up.
Both handsets proved to be very durable in surviving the aggressive tests, only losing points due to 'gripability' (they feel a little easy to drop, apparently).
"Apple has done it again, with a pair of larger phones that are more durable than their smaller predecessors," says Ty Shay, CMO of SquareTrade.
Of course, this comes amid controversy about the iPhone 6 Plus bending in people's pockets - and in the hands of determined tech journalists making a point - due to a lethal combination of its length, thinness, and aluminium construction.
Wearers of very tight jeans might want to opt for the smaller of the two new Apple devices, but otherwise the iPhone 6 is looking like a good option for the dexterously challenged tech lover.