iPhone 7 Bend, Scratch, and Burn Test

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    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.
     
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  3. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

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    Looks like the waterproof seals are held in place by adhesive that can be compromised if the phone is subjected to extreme bending.
     
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    Not gonna lie.. Covered my eyes slightly during that scratch test..
     
  5. Charadis macrumors 6502a

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    Aren't the Home button and camera lens sapphire? The video seemed to indicate they are not based on scratch test
     
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    I was going to warn against graphic content, but I figured I'd go for extra shock value :eek:
     
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    good to know I can use the phone while on fire.
     
  10. hank moody macrumors 6502a

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    That waterproof seals will make it harder to replace broken lcds
     
  11. bboucher790 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    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

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    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

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    I want to see someone subject it to deep water. I'm curious at what point it fails
     
  14. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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

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    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 regular

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

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    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...

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  18. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    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

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    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. bboucher790 thread starter macrumors 68000

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

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    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

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    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

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    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. bboucher790 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    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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