Scratch test suggests iPhone 7 camera lens may not be pure sapphire

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Apple's new camera lens is cool, but it may not be pure sapphire.
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We may not yet have sapphire glass on our iPhone screens, but Apple has been claiming to use the ultra-hard material for its iPhone camera lens since 2013’s iPhone 5s.

However, those claims are being called into question by a new durability test carried out by YouTuber JerryRigEverything, who compares the hardness of the iPhone 7 camera lens with the sapphire display of a Tissot sapphire watch — and finds that the iPhone camera lens scratches far more easily.

Check the video out below.

Don’t try this at home: How to fix protruding lens on iPhone 6

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The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are the thinnest iPhones Apple’s ever made, but all that design perfection is slightly tainted by the protruding camera that makes it annoying to use the smartphone on a flat surface.

Slapping on a case fixes the problem, but for those wanting to revel in the beauty of a nude iPhone 6, the PeripateticPandas have come up with an ingenious – though somewhat impractical – solution: Introduce your shiny new 6 to a grinding machine.

Checkout the horrific how-to video below:

Get Unmatched iPhone Photography With The Ultimate iPhone Lens Kit [Deals]

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Apple revolutionized your iPhone’s camera with the introduction of the 5S, but you can unlock its full potential with this deal from Cult of Mac Deals.

The Ultimate iPhone Lens Kit arms you with six different lenses so you can take virtually any kind of photo in any imaginable situation – from microscopic organisms to full-blown landscapes. And Cult of Mac Deals has this incredible iPhone 5S accessory for 65% off the regular price for a limited time. That’s right. You can get The Ultimate iPhone Lens Kit for just $69 through this offer!

Add New Artistic Views To Your Photos With The TOCCs 3-in-1 Smartphone Hi-Def Magnetic Lens Kit [Deals]

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It’s time to start viewing the world around you through a whole new lens…and Cult of Mac Deals has an offer that will help you do just that.

The TOCCs Smartphone Hi-Def Magnetic Lens Kit is perfect for adding an new artistic view to your photos. Your stock iPhone camera barely gets the job done, but you can exceed your expectations and take beautiful pictures that are full of life and really capture the moment with these lenses – and all for the low price of just $19.99!

Take Better Photos With The Ultimate iPhone Photographer’s Lens Kit [Deals]

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Apple revolutionized your iPhone’s camera with the introduction of the 5S, but now you can unlock its full potential with what’s being offered through this Cult of Mac Deals.

With The Ultimate iPhone Lens Kit, smartphone photography has never been this versatile. This package arms you with six different lenses so you can take virtually any kind of photo in any imaginable situation – from microscopic organisms to full-blown landscapes. And you can get it for a limited time at the low price of just $69 – 65% off the regular price!