The authenticity of these phones is questionable but the video above shows the champagne-covered iPhone 5S being subjected to a series of brutal scratch tests from a Youtube channel titled Jailbreak Nation.
The video compared the 5S against an iPhone 5, going through the most rigorous test trial we’ve seen since news of the gadget leaked out. Surprisingly, the testers avoid trying traditional methods of damage like dropping it, which was a similar route taken by the testers of the supposed cheaper iPhone a few weeks ago. The test starts out with simple scratching with spare change before progressing to more extensive harm with the powerful knife. The scratches are inflicted easily, but it shows that the golden sheen can withstand the damage by the quarter while both shells suffered under the knife.
The color is a new addition to this set of products for Apple so it is important to see how much abuse it can handle. Apple Insider explains that the gold phone’s anodization process prevented deep scratches from showing the aluminum underbelly. While this test was extreme, it’s important to see how the phone handles harm after “scuffgate.” Apple is set to unveil two new iPhones on September 10.