The Secret iPhone 7 Weaknesses Apple Doesn't Want You to Know

By Hudson Hongo on at

While consumers can learn a lot about a product by reviewing specs and features, it takes hands-on experience to know how something like the iPhone 7 holds up in the real world. We’ve previously covered how Apple’s new smartphone withstands some of the most common stress scenarios, but Gizmodo recently found that the device has several less-obvious vulnerabilities the tech giant hasn’t disclosed.

Here are some of the most shocking revelations, uncovered after an exhaustive, 15-minute search of YouTube.

Hydraulic Presses

The Secret iPhone 7 Weaknesses Apple Doesn't Want You to Know

By removing the headphone jack, Apple has been able to make the iPhone 7 significantly more waterproof than its predecessor. As first discovered by Hydraulic Press Channel, however, it appears the new model is no more hydraulicpress-proof than the 6, a flaw we certainly hope they’ll address the next time around.

Drilling Hammers

The Secret iPhone 7 Weaknesses Apple Doesn't Want You to Know

Sure, the average iPhone user probably only uses a sledgehammer two to three times a year, but what about demolition workers, old-timey strongmen and avant-garde British flautists? If you’re buyer who falls into any of those categories, this video by TechRax should give you plenty of reasons to “beware.”

Angle Grinders

The Secret iPhone 7 Weaknesses Apple Doesn't Want You to Know

Apple’s new “jet black” finish has made the glossy 7 one of the “must-have” tech devices of the autumn, but all that beauty comes at a price: on the smartphone’s official launch page, a footnote warns that its high shine “may show fine micro-abrasions with use”. Sadly, HaerteTest found the phone is just as susceptible to macro-abrasions, like those imposed by an ordinary diamond-bladed angle grinder.

Russian Men with Chairs

The Secret iPhone 7 Weaknesses Apple Doesn't Want You to Know

Is the iPhone 7 harder to bend? Seems to be. Is it so hard to bend that a determined Russian man like vlogger Sasha Shapik can’t bust it in half with a little help from his furniture? Nyet.

Axes

The Secret iPhone 7 Weaknesses Apple Doesn't Want You to Know

Pathetic.

Fire

The Secret iPhone 7 Weaknesses Apple Doesn't Want You to Know

Like the headphone jack, iPhone 7 users will need a peripheral to get this standard Galaxy Note 7 feature.