Apple Inc. has talked a lot about the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, and buyers can themselves learn a lot about a product by reading the specs and features on the web. But, recently Gizmodo found that the smartphone has many vulnerabilities, which are not that easy to identify, and which Apple has not talked about yet.
Weakness of iPhone 7 that Apple didn’t mention
Hydraulic Presses: Apple has been able to make the iPhone 7 better waterproofed after removing the headphone jack. However, it seems like the new iPhone 7 is no more hydraulic press-proof than the iPhone 6, discovered the Hydraulic Press Channel. We hope the tech giant will address this flaw in the upcoming iPhone – the iPhone 8, which is expected to arrive next year.
Drilling Hammers: the average iPhone user use a sledgehammer probably once or twice a year, but the old-timey strongmen, avant-garde British flautists and demolition workers use it more often, so what about their iPhone safety? If you fall into any of the above three categories, then a video by TechRax might give you some insight on why you should be “beware” about iPhone 7’s safety against a sledgehammer.
Angle Grinders: the new “jet black” finish of the iPhone 7 has made the gadget as one of the most-wanted tech devices, but all that beauty and glossiness will go with time. A footnote on the iPhone’s official launch page warns the consumer that the high shine of the jet-black iPhone 7 “may show fine micro-abrasions with use,” says Gizmodo.
A question that was in some users’ mind was if Apple Inc. made iPhone 7 more difficult to bend; it sure appears like it. “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,” notes Gizmodo.
Home button useless without skin contact
There are other concerns too. As per The Guardian, the new solid-state home “button” of the iPhone 7 does not work without skin contact. So, if the user is wearing touchscreen gloves or if the iPhone is placed inside a waterproof case or a sports armband, then the home “button” would be inaccessible.
The new home button, which does not move and is pressure sensitive, is an important part of Apple Inc. ’s new iPhone. Without activating the home button, a user cannot move past the lockscreen, even if they are trying to enter a pin code to unlock the device.
The Guardian checked the home-button with a see-through case that covers screen and capacitive gloves, and the result was the same; unable to activate the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus’s Home button with either of them. However, they were able bring the prompt for a passcode by using our chin, knee, nose, elbow, or any other piece of skin to activate the home button.