iphone 6 display

Hot on the heels of this morning’s bend stress test video of an alleged iPhone 6 sapphire cover, comes a clip of a scratch test further showing the part’s durability. YouTuber Marques Brownlee has gotten his hands on an alleged 4.7-inch iPhone 6 cover and put it through its paces.

In the video, Brownlee tries to snap the sapphire cover in half by bending it, but is unable to do so. He also takes a set of keys and even a large folding knife to the component in an effort to scratch the display cover, but again he is unsuccessful. We’ve posted the full video below…

Apple typically uses Corning’s Gorilla Glass to cover its iOS device displays, but was largely rumored to replace it with sapphire crystal following last year’s announcement that that the company would be opening up a new sapphire product plan in Mesa, Arizona with GT Advanced.

There are many advantages to sapphire crystal, as it’s a very high quality material and very thin. It’s also extremely durable, as you have seen in the recent videos, and thought to be virtually un-scratchable. As Brownlee notes in the above clip, “it eliminates the need for a screen protector.”

It was reported at one time that the sapphire display covers would be limited to the larger 5.5-inch version of the iPhone 6, but this part’s existence rebuffs that claim. The iPhone 6 is expected to launch in September with higher resolution displays, an A8 processor and other improvements.

[9to5Mac]

  • Anthony Snyder

    Omg this is amazing! I really hope there is reduced glare..

    • Glorin

      if you bring the glass closer to the LED panel and the pixels… you reduce it a lot… the rest can’t be changed.

      • johnfolakes

        if you bring the glass closer to the LED panel and the pixels… you reduce it a lot… the rest can’t be changed.

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    • johnfolakes

      Omg this is amazing! I really hope there is reduced glare..

      • Anthony Snyder

        That’s what I said!

      • johnfolakes

        That’s what I said!

    • johnfolakes

      my penis is ready.

      • @dongiuj

        Imagine if that’s what she said!….. (´・_・`)

      • Kurt

        Apple supports that kind of thing

    • BoardDWorld

      If you look as he places the glass over the recorder lens the glare is greatly reduced, most noticeably from around his face.

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  • jack

    I never thought I’d say this but this rumor looks real

    • johnfolakes

      I never thought I’d say this but this rumor looks real

  • ImLouis

    This is awesome! Yes apple copy but everything is a copy of something else, this is the first phone with sapphire and its going to be super durable, i just hope they fill the phone with tech that also blows us away 😀

    • Glorin

      apple copies… and the other copy apple as f***.. .just look at what google showed at its dev conference… not a single new thing.

      • PainToad

        “not a single new thing”…
        Releases smart watch before Apple
        Android TV, brings Apps to the TV before Apple

        What “new” features did Apple announce at WWDC? Actionable notifications – Android has had since 4.0. Widgets in Notifcations – Android has had since 2.3. Third-party keyboards – Android has had since 2.2. Photo syncing – Google+ has done this for years. Always on Voice Assistant – Nexus 5 has had this since launch.

        iOS 8 was an incremental update. Android L is a biggest update since ICS.

        I use both OS daily and can’t stand clueless fanboys from both sides.

      • RarestName

        Android L does have many strikingly similar looking features from iOS 8 though.

      • PainToad

        Besides from the Lockscreen notifications, I haven’t heard of any…

      • Glorin

        rotation lock, airplay, animations than take you through, carplay, and many others. don’t remember now

      • PainToad

        rotation lock: Having always used custom roms with this, shocked this wasn’t in stock Android. Good point.

        airplay: Yeah Chromecast is a ripoff of AirPlay. Good point.

        animations: No idea what you mean here?

        carplay: Fair point.

      • johnfolakes

        rotation lock: Having always used custom roms with this, shocked this wasn’t in stock Android. Good point.

        airplay: Yeah Chromecast is a ripoff of AirPlay. Good point.

        animations: No idea what you mean here?

        carplay: Fair point.

      • grumpyfuzz

        rotation lock is in stock android, just was only in tablets. They finally made it on phones now.

      • johnfolakes

        rotation lock, airplay, animations than take you through, carplay, and many others. don’t remember now

      • johnfolakes

        Besides from the Lockscreen notifications, I haven’t heard of any…

      • Glorin

        almost everything

      • johnfolakes

        Android L does have many strikingly similar looking features from iOS 8 though.

      • Glorin

        Touch ID Kit, Home Kit, Health Kit, Hands off continuity, Family shearing, brilliant Spotlight search, SWIFT = everything faster..

        The photo syncing you mentioned was there Photo Stream before Google+ copycating.

        They have apps on Apple TV already… the next gen Apple TV is coming and everybody knew what the iWatch will bring… they just rushed/fast_followed and brought it 2 months earlier. (The iWatch by the way can be fully described from all the early 2012 patents)

      • grumpyfuzz

        And what was new at WWDC again?

      • johnfolakes

        “not a single new thing”…
        Releases smart watch before Apple
        Android TV, brings Apps to the TV before Apple

        What “new” features did Apple announce at WWDC? Actionable notifications – Android has had since 4.0. Widgets in Notifcations – Android has had since 2.3. Third-party keyboards – Android has had since 2.2. Photo syncing – Google+ has done this for years. Always on Voice Assistant – Nexus 5 has had this since launch.

        iOS 8 was an incremental update. Android L is the biggest update since ICS.

        I use both OS daily and can’t stand clueless fanboys from both sides.

      • Glorin

        Touch ID Kit, Home Kit, Health Kit, Hands off Continuity, Family shearing, brilliant Spotlight search, SWIFT. +++

      • Kurt

        Health kit was copied from Samsung, and continuity was copied from webOS. Spotlight search still does less than the search on my Note 3…

      • Glorin

        Samsung knew and released it few days before…. fast followers..remember them?.. the continuity is nothing compared to what apple does… the note 3 search is clearly copies from iPhone since ever.. .it was always there. apple also patented it.. .universal search and it’s the reason apple always wins in courts…remember the 1 billion fine?

      • Kurt

        You said too many things incorrectly. I’m not a fanboy so I won’t bother you’re clearly biased

      • N&LH

        You will never ever learn….

        ” Spotlight search still does less than the search on my Note 3″..What does the spotlight search does on your Note 3?..

      • Glorin

        iOS 8 was an incremental update. Android L is the biggest update since ICS. GOOD THING YOU NEVER SAID THIS LAST YEAR… ANDROID IS JUST AN INCREMENTAL UPDATE… WHILE IOS7 IS A BIG ONE

      • Aniket Bhatt

        i have to argue that the way apple does the widgets and the third party keyboards is very different than the way android does them…the point isnt that the feature is there…its more how its implimented…Plus the continuity features werent even mentioned thus far…and that is kinf of a big deal…Also Moto X has always on assistant Nexus 5 is always on when the phone is unlocked…So Id say both updates are equally important for their given platforms…

      • Mike Chu

        We’ve had that stuff in the form of jailbreak tweaks for years

      • johnfolakes

        apple copies… and the other copy apple as f***.. .just look at what google showed at its dev conference… not a single new thing.

    • Kurt

      It should be super durable but don’t forget this is low-grade sapphire. But still it should be more clear and more durable. I have a piece of sapphire that is the size of a CD. It’s the highest quality made, and that bad boy costs 300 bucks (it was a gift) and is able to stop a bullet. It’s very thin too. I’m very much looking forward to sapphire on the iPhone but I’m curious of the grade it will be.

      • johnfolakes

        It should be super durable but don’t forget this is low-grade sapphire. But still it should be more clear and more durable. I have a piece of sapphire that is the size of a CD. It’s the highest quality made, and that bad boy costs 300 bucks (it was a gift) and is able to stop a bullet. It’s very thin too. I’m very much looking forward to sapphire on the iPhone but I’m curious of the grade it will be.

      • abazigal

        You are obviously not going to see $300 sapphire screens being used on any iPhone….

      • Kurt

        Not even close

      • ImLouis

        Great point, and apple are now using automated machines to manufacture a lot of there new hardware, this would bring there of hiring down and that extra cash could be used on the sapphire quality

      • Glorin

        sapphire is sapphire…. not diamond, not gorilla, not asd glass.. .just sapphire… they also produce it very smartly.. .therefore instead of wasting 300$ they waste just 5-20$ maximum

      • Kurt

        Geez you’re dumb

      • Glorin

        look in the mirror lady

    • johnfolakes

      This is awesome! Yes apple copy but everything is a copy of something else, this is the first phone with sapphire and its going to be super durable, i just hope they fill the phone with tech that also blows us away 😀

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  • Sean Cua

    iPhone + Sapphire Display = real premium device.

    • johnfolakes

      iPhone + Sapphire Display = real premium device.

      • Guest

        lol? copy my comment?

  • Eyal^S

    Im so sighed about this, iOS 8, 4.7 inch display, sapphire display on an amazing iPhone… absolutely looking towards it.

    • johnfolakes

      Im so sighed about this, iOS 8, 4.7 inch display, sapphire display on an amazing iPhone… absolutely looking towards it.

      • sosarozay300

        lol y r u and the other guy copying peoples comments and reposting them as replies on everybody elses comments

  • Chris

    That’s awesome, can’t wait until the infamous drop test with the assembled phone

    • johnfolakes

      That’s awesome, can’t wait until the infamous drop test with the assembled phone

  • Stefano

    Anybody else cringe when he was bending the glass LOL. The risk of it breaking would have been detrimental to his hand haha.

    • johnfolakes

      you’re a pussy.

      • Stefano

        You’re a sad, sad individual.

      • johnfolakes

        sup nigga, wah pop?

    • johnfolakes

      Anybody else cringe when he was bending the glass LOL. The risk of it breaking would have been detrimental to his hand haha.

      • Why are you repeating everything?

      • johnfolakes

        Why are you repeating everything?

      • RarestName

        Why are you repeating everything?

      • So fun! /s

  • Brandon Miranda

    GOOO MKBHD

  • Matt

    I am in LOVE with those bezels!

    • raulortiz318

      Looking much slimmer than the mockups. Can’t wait to see the real thing!

      • Matt

        I know, it looks amazing and I’m super excited myself!

      • @dongiuj

        About a phone?

      • Matt

        Yes……
        Problems?? xD

  • Abdiel

    MKBHD!

    • Matt

      What is that?

      • felixtaf

        MKBHD is Marqus Brownlee’s youtube channel. He is the guy who posted this video and he s one of the best tech reviewers in youtube!

      • Matt

        Oh I see, I didn’t watch the video, I just looked at the picture.

  • Donato Bearint

    Def a fake screen, no way that is an apple product. Apple s phones are like a piece of jewelry. That is just cheap

  • Donato Bearint

    Even if that piece of glass was real. How would some kid just happen to have it. I guess the kid in the video has inside apple connect who smuggles him random pieces of secret unreleased products. No dork sorry, why not spend a little more time picking a barber and a little less trying to be captain iPhone

    • Danibal59

      Watch the video he says where he gets it from.

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  • 0ʇılouɐɯ

    OK, great video. But I need this video with a DROP TEST to a HARD SURFACE… 😛

  • Amazing! All this time I thought saphire was just scratch proof, but less durable than gorilla glass 3. This just muted that thought…wish the metal part was just-as durable…

  • BoardDWorld

    LOL, sand on your table? I can’t say that actually ever occurs in our household. Just saying…

  • MacGuru17

    I’m not saying I don’t appreciate these leaks, especially ones that look so very real such as this one, but Apple *seriously* needs to bump up its factory security. Wasn’t that something Tim Cook said he’d work on improving?