When you spend up to $600 on a bit of kit and expect to have it around for two years (that's the duration of the AT&T contract you'd be signing up to if you buy an iPhone) it's important that the bit of kit can take a fair bit of wear and tear. Testing carried out by PC World seems to indicate that the iPhone is a pretty robust bit of kit.
Two tests were carried out:
- Scratch test
- Drop test
The drops tests were particularly harsh - three drops, ranging from waist height onto carpeted flooring to head height onto concrete. The phone survived all the tests and not only continued to work but still looked good.
Check out the video of the test here.