iPhone 7 Bend, Scratch, and Burn Test

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  1. _Refurbished_, Sep 15, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2016

    _Refurbished_ macrumors 68000


    Mar 23, 2007
    Not sure if this has been posted:

    Be aware that he states sapphire is not used on the camera lens, but uses different testing methods on the lens than previous years. My guess is if he ran the same lens test on previous iPhones, the results would be the same.
  2. stormedblue macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2016
  3. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

    Jun 12, 2013
    Looks like the waterproof seals are held in place by adhesive that can be compromised if the phone is subjected to extreme bending.
  4. Swisspo macrumors 6502


    Apr 19, 2015
    Not gonna lie.. Covered my eyes slightly during that scratch test..
  5. Charadis macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2010
    Aren't the Home button and camera lens sapphire? The video seemed to indicate they are not based on scratch test
  6. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

    aPple nErd

    Feb 12, 2012
    Jailbreaks/IOS Hacks
  7. _Refurbished_ thread starter macrumors 68000


    Mar 23, 2007
    I was going to warn against graphic content, but I figured I'd go for extra shock value :eek:
  8. areyes163 macrumors 6502


    Jun 15, 2012
  9. thats all folks macrumors 6502a

    thats all folks

    Dec 20, 2013
    Austin (supposedly in Texas)
    good to know I can use the phone while on fire.
  10. hank moody macrumors 6502a

    hank moody

    Jan 18, 2015
    That waterproof seals will make it harder to replace broken lcds
  11. _Refurbished_ thread starter macrumors 68000


    Mar 23, 2007
    Hopefully Apple keeps the same LCD repair price for the 7's. It was pretty hard to find it cheaper from 3rd parties anyway.
  12. iPhisch macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2010
    The iPhone Tech Specs page says the lens cover is sapphire. I don't see a mention of the home button material this time around, though.
  13. AWDV8TT macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2014
    I want to see someone subject it to deep water. I'm curious at what point it fails
  14. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I'm curious to see how water resistant the iPhone 7 is. At least compared to the Galaxy Series.
  15. ZombiePete macrumors 68020


    Aug 6, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Yeah kind of disappointing he didn't test that. I figured water tests would be first on everyone's lists this year.
  16. cap7ainclu7ch macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2010
    Did he test the older phones and find sapphire hardness?
  17. benz240 macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2008
    Yep, he says the camera cover is sapphire in both the 6 and 6s, but that it's brittle. Still, kind of disappointing that the 7 is back to regular scratch-prone glass...

  18. VSMacOne macrumors 601


    Oct 18, 2008
    I closed my eyes when he was scratching the back with his pocket knife. YIKES!! It just feels wrong lol.
    On a different note, it feels like a step back to not have sapphire on the lens unless it was hurting the camera quality somehow.
  19. Charadis macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2010
    I think I'll be sticking with the 6s and 5s a while. Might buy another 6s or plus. This is a crap move to step back from better quality material, and the removal of headphone jack was already pushing it.
  20. _Refurbished_ thread starter macrumors 68000


    Mar 23, 2007
    What's strange is that Apple still lists the camera lens as sapphire on their website.
  21. Charadis macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2010
    I just wanna know the truth for sure, what is it really made of. Because that scratch test seems very convincing, and I've watched his reviews before
  22. jetlitheone macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2012
    He didn't use a pick for the lens only a razor blade.

    He used a pick on the 7 lens as well... razor blade didn't scratch it. So yeah ... not conclusive.
  23. benz240 macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2008
    That's a good point. He just used a razor blade for the 6 and 6s, but used the proper hardness testing tools for the 7. He needs to go back and retest the 6 and 6s with the same tools as he tested the 7 with. Otherwise he is making false claims against Apple...could get him into some hot water
  24. _Refurbished_ thread starter macrumors 68000


    Mar 23, 2007
    Yep. I'm awaiting further tests as his tests are not conclusive at this point. You can't make claims, when your testing methodology is different.

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