So if it's not sapphire crystal, then what is it?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Regbial, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. Regbial macrumors 6502


    Jul 10, 2010
    If the lens cover is no longer sapphire crystal lens cover like in the 5G, so then what does it use instead? Anyone know? Does this mean that with normal use it will get scratches on the lens (cover)?

    My 5G is what, like 2-3 years old? And although it has tiny scratches on the display, there are non on the lens.

    The only thing that's really keeping me from upgrading is the lens cover... Which is why I ask. Do all other current Apple devices like the iPad still use sapphire crystal? Is it only the iPod Touch 6G which got left out?
  2. Trickhot3102 macrumors 6502


    Dec 21, 2013
    How do you know it's not sapphire?
  3. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

    Jul 19, 2015
  4. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire
    In the teardown, it was reported that it was not sapphire.

    In my opinion, the photos look better without the sapphire lens cover (the refractive index of the sapphire glass is different from conventional optical glass).
  5. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    I don't know if it is Sapphire or not but about ipod touch being left out.

    Cheapest Ipad is around 299 usd with 16gb and cheapest iPhone is around 550 usd.
    It seems appropriate to me if Ipod touch don't got sapphire cover lens. It is much cheaper but since the touch 5 has it then maybe because touch 6 has more expensive A8 chip? not sure.
  6. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
  7. Regbial thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jul 10, 2010
    U sure it's gorilla glass? Yeah I figured it was some sort of fortified glass. Hope it's really strong though.
  8. Regbial thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jul 10, 2010
    1. Yeah (wonder how they figured it out, scratch test? Color?)
    2. Are you sure it makes that much of a difference?

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