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iPhone 6 Sapphire display emerges unscathed from brutal scratch test



We got our first taste of the flexibility of the iPhone 6’s new sapphire glass display this morning, but in a new video posted by YouTuber Marques Brownlee, Apple’s super-tough new display is subjected to a brutal scratch test and comes away completely unscathed.

To test Sapphire glass’ durability, Marques stabs an alleged 4.7-inch iPhone 6 sapphire display repeatedly with a knife after a quick key scratch test yields no results. Both tests fail to make a dent on the display panel, but your mouth will drop when you see him forcefully try to bend the display with his foot.

Check out how insanely durable your iPhone 6 will be in the video below:

Apple’s new Sapphire Glass display in Mesa will allow the company to replace Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 that’s used on the iPhone 5s with more sapphire glass. Though early iPhone rumors claimed only the 5.5-inch iPhone would get sapphire glass this year, it appears that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will get the new feature as well.

Brownlee says he got the part from Sonny Dickson, whose stress-test video we posted this morning as well. We can’t verify if the part is genuine, but based on Dickson’s previous record for successfully leaking iPhone and iPad parts, we’re pretty convinced this might be the real deal.



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