Zach, aka JerryRigEverything, is here to test the durability of the iPhone 14 with his standard battery of tests, including scorching, bending, and scratching. With a few internal changes, the design of the 14 is basically unchanged from the iPhone 13 from a year ago. One important hardware change is that Apple now makes it simpler to remove the rear glass and maintenance costs are considerably cheaper.
As usual, the durability tests starts with a screen scratch test which reveals minor scratches at level 6 on Mohs hardness scale and deeper grooves at level 7. The aluminum sides handle several sharp encounters with a blade which reveal its actual colors on this Midnight Black colored review unit. The back cameras on the iPhone 14 are listed as having sapphire crystal lens covers though the scratch test reveals that’s not the case as marks begin to appear at level 6.
Several dead pixels that do not recover from the extended screen burn-in test are the predicted outcome. Last but not least is the bend test, and the iPhone 14 exhibits no symptoms of bending under strain.