While the flexibility is a focus of concern after last year's minor controversy, SquareTrade found that face-down drops still represent the greatest hazard to all three handsets. Despite the use of new and improved glass, the screens on all three smartphones shattered when dropped face down on pavement. Although the Note 5 was most vulnerable to damage from accidental drop, Samsung's smartphone scored best in temperature durability. Noting that extreme temperatures damage a phone's ability to hold a full charge and therefore shorten the handset's lifespan, SquareTrade found that at zero degrees, the Samsung managed to last nearly two hours during a video call. The iPhone 6S Plus went more than an hour under the same conditions, while the 6S made it half as long.
"While Apple touts the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus as the most advanced iPhones ever, we still found them at the mercy of the most common of all problems -- the accidental drop on a hard surface," said Jessica Hoffman, vice president of global communications for SquareTrade, "On the flip side, both manufacturers have responded to bendgate with significant improvements on the three phones we tested, This is great news for consumers."Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment, The durability landscape #photography iphone case of Apple's latest smartphones and Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 is put to the test..
Apple said Monday it sold 13 million iPhone 6S and 6S Plus units from Friday through Sunday, the first three days of sales. The tally represents a record for Apple, which sold 10 million iPhones over the same period a year ago when the previous models hit stores. This weekend's sales continue the momentum for Apple's smartphones, which contribute roughly two-thirds to the Cupertino, California, company's revenue. Apple's success stands in contrast with the broader mobile industry, which has been beset by slowing growth and increased competition from cheaper handsets.
"Sales for iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus have been phenomenal, blowing past any previous first weekend sales results in Apple's history," Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement, Apple launches have typically seen huge early numbers because of pent-up demand for the latest-model iPhones, so one weekend's sales aren't necessarily an indication of long-term success, But last year's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which brought landscape #photography iphone case a larger display and new design, stayed hot after a strong start and went on to become the company's best-selling smartphones..
The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, unveiled three weeks ago, offer few design changes, although Apple added a sharper camera and a pressure-sensitive display that better responds to touch. Also helping the launch was Apple's move to offer the new iPhones in China at the same time they debuted elsewhere. Last year, China was not part of the initial launch weekend because the phones didn't yet have regulatory approval. This year's opening weekend brought the new iPhones to a dozen countries and territories. Besides China, the locations included the US, the UK, Australia, Japan, Singapore and France.