Video Shows Sapphire Crystal Display For Apple's iPhone 6 Withstanding All Kinds Of Abuse
There's a new video floating around demonstrating the extreme durability of the alleged iPhone 6's sapphire crystal display, which is reportedly replacing Corning's Gorilla Glass. In the video, Marques Brownlee, host of the YouTube channel MKBHD, tries scratching the display with a knife and then a set of keys before returning to the knife for a series of jabs. Not a single scratch emerged.
Brownlee also tried bending the display. He was a bit cautious at first, but quickly discovered it was unlikely he'd be able to break the display with anything less than Herculean strength. It's a truly remarkable demonstration, and according to Brownlee, there are no visual quality sacrifices to achieve that level of durability. In fact, sapphire crystal is the same material that protects the camera lens on the iPhone 5S, along with the Touch ID-enabled home button.