Your iPhone 7 won't bend easily, but it may scratch

iPhone 7 durable

Mere hours after the release of the iPhone 7, someone has already tried their best to destroy it with knives and brute force - but the best bit is the tech torture session has been uploaded for YouTube for us all to see.

YouTube channel JerryRigEverything revealed its durability test of the new iPhone 7 where it manages to bend the phone by brute force.

The good news is the iPhone 7 doesn't seem to bend as easily as it did on the iPhone 6 - which suffered the bendgate controversy - but if you want to bend your phone, you'll be able to.

That's likely not going to be an issue for you though - you're never going to try to bend your phone like the presenter does in this video.

Scratching up

In terms of scratching, the iPhone 7 held up well to keys. So it should hold up well in your pocket thanks to the anodizing process.

Scratching the phone with a utility knife did a lot of damage the video though - but again, it's not something you're going to do at home.

The YouTube channel also claims there's no sapphire lens cover on the iPhone 7 rear camera, despite Apple noting it features one in the spec list on its website.

A common razor blade doesn't harm the lens in the test, but another pick used by the channel shouldn't damage a sapphire lens cover like it does in the video.

Maybe Apple's sapphire lens cover on the iPhone 7 isn't up to scratch or JerryRigEverything's claim is false - just be certain to look after your camera lens if you buy an iPhone 7.

  • Watch the video below to see how the iPhone 7 holds up
James Peckham

James is the Editor-in-Chief at Android Police. Previously, he was Senior Phones Editor for TechRadar, and he has covered smartphones and the mobile space for the best part of a decade bringing you news on all the big announcements from top manufacturers making mobile phones and other portable gadgets. James is often testing out and reviewing the latest and greatest mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers and more. He once fell over.