Apple Watch is dangerous ... For Apple Store Windows

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  1. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    in what situation would you put your watch face against a window..
     
  3. ChristianJapan thread starter macrumors 601

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    Waiting in line for a iPhone, wrist between back and window as cushion ...
     
  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I don't get it. Someone accidentally banged their AW against it and that large window rather than the AW shattered?
     
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    Apple opted for the Sport version of the store...
     
  7. poematik13 macrumors 6502a

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    the sapphire crystal is harder than the glass they used for the window. people use diamonds to cut windows all the time
     
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    Agreed, no surprise at the result. Perhaps they should not have been resting against the window.
     
  9. btrach144 macrumors 65816

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    I assume someone with a sapphire Apple Watch was talking with their arms and smack their arm(watch) right into the glass? Pretty crazy though that the entire glass cracked like that.

    I'm surprised they even kept the store open considering how tall the glass is.
     
  10. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    But sapphire is more shatter prone, yet it's the glass that shattered. Probably due to the glass being tempered?

    That's characteristic of tempered glass.
     
  11. poematik13 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah most high end storefront glass is tempered. It takes a few good hits to shatter it. The watch was probably pressed against it with its corner, by a person's weight so thats at least 100-150lbs of pressure pressed against at a single point, its definitely not rated for that especially not when its a material harder than the glass itself. so it spiderwebbed.
     
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    It says they closed the section of store near the shattered window.
     

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