Sapphire crystal lens cover?

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  1. IUBall22 macrumors 6502

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    What is it and did the previous versions have it?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I don't think so. Previous generations (recent) were marketed as gorilla glass.
     
  3. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Think good watch "glass", and no, not on previous models.
     
  4. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    The lens now has an extremely scratch resistant cover. Not on previous versions.
     
  5. lazard macrumors 65816

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    it's for the lens of the back camera...and no the previous iPhones didn't use it.
     
  6. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    Sapphire is one step below a diamond in terms of hardness. It is much tougher than tempered glass. Basically you have a very scratch resistant lens cover.
     
  7. iSami macrumors newbie

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    Sapphire crystal lens cover

    Apple started using Sapphire Crystal to cover the iSight camera lens since iPhone 5s & iPhone 5c and it was not used before. It's very hard and only get scratched by diamond.
     
  8. hamiltonDSi macrumors 65816

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    Wrong.
    It started with the iPhone 5, back in 2012, when the OP started this thread.
    The 5s was launched in 2013.
     
  9. iSami macrumors newbie

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    I think you are right as I know that but tried to make sure of that but didn't find it mentioned in technical specs of the iPhone 5
    Anyway thanks a lot
     
  10. IFRIT macrumors 6502a

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    Bumps a 2 and a half year old thread to then give incorrect information...
     
  11. TheLondonFella Suspended

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    What is the Home Button made of?

    Apparently it's scratch resistant, but I can tell you it's not ...
     
  12. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    The Touch ID button has a sapphire lens as well
     
  13. Will2145 macrumors 6502

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    It's sapphire, mate. For Touch ID buttons only though
     
  14. burgman macrumors 65816

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  15. iSami macrumors newbie

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    So, what's wrong with u..!! Did it hurt u?
     
  16. teknikal90 macrumors 68030

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    Misinformation hurts everyone.
    He's right.
     
  17. Will2145 macrumors 6502

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    Yes. It most certainly hurts
     

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