WASHINGTON: We have reported earlier this month that Apple eyeing to use scratch proof sapphire display, new report suggest sapphire display isn’t come out to be scratch proof after all.
The leaked vide on YouTube shows that the glass screen tested with knife and keys which it survive easily but new test added sand paper which cause some damages to the screen.
YouTube user Marques Brownlee posted a couple of videos showing the alleged front panel of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6.
In a new video, however, the purported iPhone 6 picks a fight with some sandpaper, a bow and arrow, and the more rigorous scratch tests reveal that its display may not be made of sapphire glass after all.
Brownlee, along with Joe Rogan and YouTube users Unbox Therapy, Austin Evans and Jonathan Morrison (TLD), subjected the panel to some collaborative torture tests.
The testers use two different types of sandpaper in this video and cite the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, which goes from 1 to 10. The Gorilla Glass display of the iPhone 5S ranks a 6.8 on this scale, while sapphire crystal (used for the iPhone 5S’s Touch ID home button) ranks at 9. The two sandpapers in this test are garnet, which ranks a solid 7 on the Mohs scale, and emery, rated just above 8.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that sapphire glass is out of the question for the next-generation iPhone 6. Recent reports suggested that Apple may in fact use a sapphire display only for the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model, as high costs and limited supply would not allow the company to launch both models with this type of display.
Other rumors, meanwhile, claimed that Apple would use sapphire glass for both iPhone 6 models, as well as its upcoming iWatch.