New video with IPhone 6 front cover Sapphire scratch resistance test

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  1. TechViking, Jul 7, 2014
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    I was waiting for that sucker to break under his foot.
     
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    MKBHD! Neat little demo of a front panel. Looks promising, I'm excited to never worry about scratches again. Haha. Little up-tick in resale ability coming our way!
     
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    I never used them anyway..my phones (that weren't plastic anyway) never got scratched.
     
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    Same here. Never scratched my iPhone screen, and I've had just about every model from 2007.
     
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    Jesus...he bent the thing almost 90 degrees under his foot...MKBHD is a staunch android guy, so for him to post this you know this was a big deal!
     
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    Wasn't there something about it only being sapphire-coated? That could possibly add only minimal increase to shattering.
     
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    If you look up some latest Gorilla Glass knife and key scratch test videos, it doesn't scratch with those either.

    Still waiting for someone to use a diamond on one of these supposed iPhone 6 panels.
     
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    So I'm guessing this'll be even more expensive now.
     
  14. MrX8503 macrumors 68020

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    I hear this a lot from people and when I inspect their smartphone glass, I see micro scratches.

    I agree that the video doesn't prove that its sapphire, but scratching it with a diamond wouldn't prove that either. He would have to do a scratch test on both GG and Sapphire using sand.
     
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    My fiance, who is very picky about her iPhone screen, has actually called me out a few times about this. She checked the screens very closely - no scratches. She was looking for micro-scratches as well.

    I'm just very careful about the company my iPhone has while in my pocket.
     
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    I don't give two ***** about the micro scratches, they don't affect what I see on the phone screen. And I have OCD.
     
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    Then your phone was in fact scratched.
     
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    Oh, so you're just being pedantic? Have fun with that.
     
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    New video with IPhone 6 front cover Sapphire scratch resistance test

    Micro scratches are still scratches. They bother me, and I don't have ocd. ;)
     
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    New video with IPhone 6 front cover Sapphire scratch resistance test


    So you were just kidding earlier about "never got scratched"? Ok. Lol
     
  21. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

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    A scratch is when you have a Nokia 3360 and you barely breath on the screen and you see a huge line going through it even with the screen on.
     
  22. itsmemuffins, Jul 8, 2014
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    Micro scratched are not in The glass but the oleophobic coating. If you can't feel it with your nail, it's not a scratch.

    If indeed the next iPhone has a sapphire screen, I guarantee, there will be an influx of people complaining that their screen got scratched. Which is only the oleophobic coating.
     
  23. TechViking thread starter macrumors regular

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    Using a diamond would be rather pointless? A diamond will scratch everything, except other diamonds.

    Diamond is a 10 in the Mohs hardness scale. Sapphire is 9. Gorilla glass 3 about 6-7. A mineral with a higher number will scratch minerals with a lower number. Diamond will scratch both sapphire and glass.
     
  24. cynics macrumors G4

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    That is really interesting. Obviously thats not 100% synthetic sapphire however it appears to be as clear and scratch resistant. I would like to see a little better scratch test though. I saw another test online where someone dragged a concrete block over a piece of sapphire, it looked scratched really bad but it was just pieces of the concrete block, and easily wiped off.
     
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    Exactly! The coatings will scratch like crazy and the problem with be the same. :D
     

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