Originally Posted by xJumper
You look at how the military tests gear, like Panasonic Toughbooks. Yes they have the standardized objective on rails type 2D tests where they use jigs and such, standardized height drops and all. But then they go all out and just turn it loose, running it over with a truck, dragging it behind a Humvee, giving it to 100 troops and seeing how many samples fail, etc.
The military procures hundreds if not thousand units of latest state of the art gear. Testing that out is peanuts compared to a product that's going to have atleast thousands if not hundreds of thousands of units available at launch. Besides, I have a hunch that the units were submitted to the reviewer weren't the latest batch, but will wait until retail release of the product.
On a related note, pre-viewers shouldn't comment on the build quality while they're only previewing said product unless it sets people /things on fire or are health or safety hazard.
The fact that these are failing left and right means pretty much no testing was done apart from some specific lab only 2D on rails type stuff like the folding jig they used. Had they just given say the hundred or so employees that worked on the project a prototype each and said "hey use this as your daily driver" this would have been found out.
Actually, that's how they actually operate. Internal staff /engineers and testers are who actually use it for testing as a daily driver / specific use cases for any new product that launches. Early leaks of devices happen this way with someone being caught in the wild and caught by a prying eye.
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