Apple’s iPhone 6 sapphire glass display emerges unscathed after hardcore testing

Sadie Hale Gadgets & Apps 1 Comment

Apple’s iPhone 6 is shaping up to be made of impressive stuff, well, if this new video is anything to go by.

The new iPhone 6, which is expected to be released this September, is rumoured to feature a sapphire glass display, which gives it incredible durability, transparency and resistance to scratches – but we didn’t know it would be this good.

YouTuber Marques Brownlee decided to put the new material to the test after receiving an alleged sample, and the results are truly astonishing – it resists bending, bashing, hard scratching and stabs with a knife (none of which we hope our new phones will be subjected to). The only thing Marques couldn’t test is whether the new display is shatter-proof.

The display on trial is 4.7 inches, dispelling rumours earlier on this year that only the 5.5 inch iPhone would get the amazing new material. Sapphire glass will replace the Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 used for the iPhone 5s model.

If Apple is paving the way for a new breed of stubbornly shock-proof phones, then iPhone users can only rejoice!

 

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By Sadie Hale | July 8th, 2014