The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are IP67 certified water-resistance, but how resistant are they to drops? Various drop tests of the phone have now surfaced on YouTube testing its durability.
The good news is that the display of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus can hold up very well to drop tests. Despite being dropped from various angles and heights of up to 10 feet, the display glass of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus did not shatter. In comparison, the iPhone 6s display shattered after a few drops. So it looks like Apple continues to improve the durability of the iPhones.
The bad news is that the rear camera glass of the new iPhones is prone to shattering very easily when compared to the iPhone 6s. Like their predecessors, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus come with a sapphire crystal glass protecting the camera module, which is more brittle than glass. However, on the iPhone 6s, the camera glass is protected by a metal casing that is missing from the iPhone 7. This likely leads to the camera glass on the new iPhones shattering very easily. On the plus side, the camera performance did not take any hit even with the broken camera glass in all cases.
While the chassis of the new iPhones will get scuffed from drops, their displays will remain intact. The above drop tests do not, however, mean that you should not use a case with your new iPhone, especially if you own the Jet Black iPhone.