Jul 082014

A purported iPhone 6 front panel is put under a bend and scratch test in a new YouTube video posted by Marques Brownlee. Brownlee acquired the supposed sapphire crystal display from the well-connected Sonny Dickson.

In the video, Brownlee subjects the panel to bending and scratching with keys he even goes as far as stabbing it with a knife. The results are very impressive, which isn’t surprising since sapphire is very durable material.

Apple currently uses sapphire crystal for the rear-facing camera lens. There is no way to confirm that the front panel used in the video is actually made from sapphire crystal since Corning’s Gorilla Glass, which is used in current-generation iPhones, has similar properties as the sapphire crystal, like scratch resistance and a bit of flexibility.

Apple is expected to launch 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models this September. According to rumors, the sapphire crystal panel will be exclusive to the larger 5.5-inch model.

Watch Marques Brownlee bellow:


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