Previously today, we discussed a video clip of what seemed the front panel of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 subjected to a restricted flexing anxiety examination, yet YouTube individual Marques Brownlee has actually now obtained the same front panel and subjected it to extra stress tests, including more significant flexing and scratching.
In the video clip, Brownlee scratches and stabs at the panel with a collection of secrets and a knife, yet is unable to cause any kind of discernible harm to the display. He then takes place to flex it fairly powerfully, both with his hands and under a shoe, however the panel does not break.
Though Brownlee explains the front panel as being constructed from sapphire crystal in his video clip, there is no method to confirm that the panel, which has actually been seen in previous video clips and pictures, is certainly made from sapphire.
Corning’s Gorilla Glass, which is presently made use of in iOS gadgets, additionally has numerous of the same residential properties– it is both extremely scratch immune and somewhat versatile.
Rumors have actually suggested Apple intends to make use of a sapphire screen in the iPhone 6 for increased longevity and scratch resistance, yet it has likewise been proposed that sapphire could possibly be restricted to the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 because of supply restraints. During that case, the front panel of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 would likely remain to utilize Gorilla Glass.
Apple’s 4.7-inch iPhone is expected to be released this fall, most likely in September. A bigger 5.5-inch iPhone is likewise in the works, however it is unidentified whether the device will introduce together with the 4.7-inch variation or later in the year. Both devices are said to consist of an A8 processor and cam improvements.