Fun with iPhone 3G S stress tests

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Macworld’s sister publication, PC World, has an annual tradition based on the release of the new iPhone. In addition to the traditional review process, they like to have a little bit of fun by performing a few torture tests. In the past, they’ve driven over the iPhone with a motorcycle, dropped the iPhone into a bowl of cereal, dragged a key along the iPhone screen, and more.

This time around, the tests are less physical but just as demanding. In this video, PC World's Tim Moynihan takes a look at how well the iPhone 3G S handles the following tests.

  • How well the iPhone’s Voice Control handles different spoken accents
  • What happens to the iPhone’s digital compass when the iPhone is spun around
  • How the Find My iPhone feature works
  • How well the smudge-proof screen performs

If you’re interested, you can also watch the first iPhone torture test, and last year’s iPhone 3G torture test.

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