CNBC’s video doesn’t show much — it’s clear its crew was only allowed to shoot the facility from certain (i.e. two) angles.
Essentially, viewers see a machine that applies pressure to the iPhone repeatedly.
Apple told CNBC the iPhone 6 was tested over 15,000 times before being made available to consumers.
Apple’s SVP of Marketing Phil Schiller said Apple had receieved just nine complaints from the roughly 10 million iPhone 6 owners in the US.
The testing facility isn’t anything special. In fact, it resembles this description of Samsung’s smartphone testing facility:
When I visited Samsung in Korea this year I saw where they test phones. They have mechanical butts that sit on devices over and over.
— Steve Kovach (@stevekovach) September 25, 2014
Here’s an up-close shot of that testing facility (no mechanical butts, though):
Check out the full video from CNBC:
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