New iPhone 6s survives one-storey fall from top of Eaton Centre
Joshua Freeman, CP24.com
Published Friday, September 25, 2015 9:38AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, September 25, 2015 11:21AM EDT
While most Apple fans lucky enough to get their hands on a shiny new iPhone6 rush to drape it in a protective case, a very different fate awaited one of the very first iPhone 6s models scooped up at the Eaton Centre early Friday when the phones went on sale in Canada.
Curious techies on-scene at the mall were eager to put the phone to a “torture test,” purchasing a new phone only to drop it from the top level of the Eaton Centre to the second level.
The phone apparently survived the test with its screen unbroken, garnering applause from shocked onlookers and lending support to the company’s claim that this iPhone has the strongest glass ever used in one of its phones.
As with the company’s past launch events for new products, fans eagerly waited in a line snaking around Toronto Eaton Centre since early Thursday morning to get their hands on the new phone.
Store employees cheered on the first customers as they were let into the store around 8 a.m.
Apple’s iPhone 6s features a nearly identical body to last year’s model, but with beefed-up hardware under the hood. It boasts a 4.7 inch screen, a faster processor, an improved camera that can shoot 4K video and a new “3D touch” pressure sensor on the display. The iPhone 6s Plus has the same new features, but with a 5.5 inch display.
The 16 gigabyte version of the iPhone 6s retails for $899 unlocked, without a contract. The iPhone 6s Plus starts at $1,029