iPhone 6 Sapphire glass shows off its flexibility in stress test

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The iPhone 6’s sapphire glass display could be the secret weapon that gives your device ultimate durability. Apple’s Sapphire glass factory has been busy spitting out displays for the iPhone and iPad (and maybe even the iWatch), and now thanks to Sonny Dickson, we’ve got a little taste of its flexibility.

In a stress test video of an alleged 4.7-inch iPhone 6 display, the screen is subject to some limited stress tests, coming away unbroken. Along with some bending action, the hands-on video shows the panel’s measurements and compares it to the iPhone 5s screen size.

Check out the full video below:

We can’t verify if this part is genuine, but Dickson does have a track record of leaking authentic iPad and iPhone parts before launch, thanks to his supply chain connections.

Apple currently uses Corning’s Gorilla glass for the iPhone 5s display, but after investing over $100 million in a new sapphire glass factory in Mesa, the company is looking to set itself apart from Samsung and other OEMs with a display that is more flexible and scratch resistant.

Samsung has indicated it’s interested in adopting sapphire glass, but Apple has already scooped up three years worth of the current supply, making it just that much harder for the Korean company to catch up when the iPhone 6 is released in September.

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