Apple LIED about the lens cover being made out of Sapphire c

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  1. entraik Suspended

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    On their specs sheet it says the lens cover is made of sapphire crystal. However, Jerry Rigs confirmed from his scratch test that it is not. Apple being cheap this year :/
     
  2. Mike84 macrumors 6502a

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    Saw this posted on YouTube and he claims no sapphire:

     
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  4. zemaker macrumors regular

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    Could have linked to the video at least:
     
  5. entraik thread starter Suspended

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    Sorry posted off my phone. Didn't have a link on hand at the time. Thanks for posting it. :)
     
  6. michael31986 macrumors 68040

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    who said it isn't saphire. it said it took a hardness of 6.. thats pretty damn hard.. im sure all the iphones have had the same camera lenses. nothing new.
     
  7. jetlitheone macrumors 6502a

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    I'm guessing he scratched the anti reflective coating.
     
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    It seems like you're not jumping immediately to the worst possible conclusion and that's not how things are done at MR.
     
  9. skwood macrumors 6502a

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    If Apple says it's a sapphire lens cover, I'm inclined to believe them.
     
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  11. rawlus macrumors 6502

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    Not sure Jerry Rigs Everybing is the most authority source on build, I mean he's a social media star who gets revenue and traffic for breaking and damaging stuff. Not the most scientific approach. It's sort of like Will It Blend to me...
     
  12. nickyD410 macrumors 6502

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    Damn, that razor blade to the back was torture.
     
  13. entraik thread starter Suspended

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    Doesn't matter what you believe. This guy on YouTube is credible and his stuff has been spot on for a while now. I'd rather believe a test vs words
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    I disagree. He's pretty unbiased when it comes to this stuff. Always has been
     
  14. realeric macrumors 6502a

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    Apple cheated us. Hardness 6 can't be sapphire. It's glass.
     
  15. entraik thread starter Suspended

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    Exactly. Especially when we lay our phones down this kind of stuff matters
     
  16. Elisha macrumors 6502a

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    Synthetic sapphire is probably lower than real sapphire.
     
  17. DadBod630 macrumors regular

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    Why would Apple lie about something on the phone knowing that there are people lining up to (A examine every single part of the phone and (B attempt to start a class action lawsuit against them?

     
  18. Daremo macrumors 68000

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    Sapphiregate! Sapphiregate! Sapphiregate! QUICK EVERYONE! GRAB YOUR TORCHES!
     
  19. xaqt93 macrumors 6502

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    I will say that Saphire has a hardness of 9...it is the second hardest to diamond. A 6 is less then quartz which is a 7...a 6 is pretty bad in alll honesty...
     
  20. skwood macrumors 6502a

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    Then sue Apple, I'm fed up with people finding things to have a go about. It's the same material as the 6s, be it sapphire or not, I've never heard anyone complain about a scratched lens cover before.
     
  21. entraik thread starter Suspended

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    Apple said it was Sapphire Crystal. Thus if an object with a hardness level of 6 can scratch it, they lied about it being Sapphire crystal. Simple.
     
  22. rstark18 macrumors 6502a

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    I wish that guy would have done the same test on the lens of the 6s. In that test all he used was a razor blade.
     
  23. michael31986 macrumors 68040

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    People have tested the cameras before. Is this new material then.
     
  24. entraik thread starter Suspended

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    Hey I'm presenting the facts. If you're butt hurt over it... then that sounds like a personal problem. A company should be honest in what it puts out there. It's their responsibility.
     

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