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iPhone 6 sapphire screen is 'impossible to scratch'

The days of smashed iPhone screens could soon be over
Tue Jul 08 2014, 15:37
iPhone 6 sapphire display

THE SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL SCREEN set to feature on the iPhone 6 is "impossible to scratch", according to an early look at the display.

Notorious tech blogger Marques Brownlee claims that he got his hands on the the sapphire display set to debut on "both the 4.7in and 5.5in" iPhone 6 models, and has put it through its paces on video.

In the video below Brownlee goes at the screen, which he claims to have got "straight off the iPhone 6 assembly line", with a knife and keys, in order to see whether it is more robust than the Gorilla Glass screen on the iPhone 5S.

If the display panel in the video is legitimate, those eyeing the iPhone 6 should probably start to get excited, as Brownless claims that despite everything he threw at it the screen was "impossible to scratch".

Brownlee said, "I took the knife to the Sapphire pretty hard, but I got nothing. I did it with my keys - I scraped them across the panel with a lot of pressure - and still nothing. Then I went on to stab the screen - well beyond stuff you're ever going to do with your phone - and I got no results."

He noted that the Sapphire crystal can handle being bent too, and claimed that "there is no way I could break this display using my own power", hinting that the days of smashed iPhone screens could soon be over.

"There is no way I could break this display using my own power. I could not get the surface to scratch at all - the worst blemish was my fingerprint," he added.

Brownlee took a look at the quality of the screen too, noting that if his early eyes-on is anything to go by, it should deliver a much higher quality of image than Apple's present iPhone displays.

"You notice how little distortion there is, and how exact colours display," he said.

Check out our iPhone 6 release date, rumours and pricing roundup. µ


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