Other Why there is no iPhone with Sapphire Display?

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  1. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Right, Jerryrigeverything has been proved wrong many times over in the past. Even when Phil Schiller himself, blatantly said that Sapphire was used, destroys the credibility of Jerryrigeverything. It always amuses me when people can’t do simple research, which takes about 30 seconds to show that Apple already made their claim proving that sapphire was indeed used.
     
  2. KarimLeVallois macrumors 68020

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    JerryRigEverything just came out saying that the sapphire Apple uses isn't 'pure'. Can't stand the guy to be honest!
     
  3. ZeitGeist, Jul 25, 2019
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    Haters gonna hate.
    I just place them on my list of blocked sites. Deprives him of what he covets the most.
     
  4. Tsepz macrumors 68040

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    This made for a very interesting read.

    Now I have no idea who to believe to be quite honest.

    As much as Zack from JerryRig goes at Apple (and any other OEM who remove features), he has done a great job at identifying weaknesses in a multitude of devices from most big OEMs, he was even part of the reason BlackBerry revised the BB KeyOne after screens kept falling out, he identified what the issue was.

    I’ll just carry on using cases that provide a sufficiently adequate lip around the Camera lends.
     
  5. mebehere macrumors 6502

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    I’m just going by the tests from the YouTube channel I posted. The eyes don’t lie.
     
  6. KarimLeVallois macrumors 68020

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    I wouldn't mind watching the guy, but his constant bitching at Apple just sounds childish, petty and drains me. Even when he's looking at non-Apple devices he manages to slip in a snide comment or three.
     
  7. Ralfi macrumors 68030

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    I'm a fan of Jerry. His trolls toward Apple ring true most of the time.

    He's a quality YouTuber - his 4-wheeler creation for the paraplegic girl is one of the best things on YouTube.
     
  8. Joe h macrumors regular

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    I would rather replace a $10 screen protector every couple months than shatter a thousand dollar screen after a slight bump.
     
  9. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Even if Apple could add a sapphire display to the iPhone, the consumer would end up paying that cost in the end. It’s so expensive to use as a material itself, it’s one of the reasons the Apple Watch has a significant cost over the aluminum watch. As someone else mentioned, you’re likely better off using a three pack of screen protectors for $10 versus utilizing a sapphire display that most consumers wouldn’t appreciate anyways, because they don’t even know what sapphire really is.
     
  10. ZeitGeist Suspended

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    Some company also makes sapphire based screen protectors. Not cheap.
     
  11. KarimLeVallois macrumors 68020

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    These were tested on YouTube and he was pretty sure they were just layers of plastic....
     
  12. internetrando macrumors 6502

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    High strength = High fragility

    You just can't really have one without the other, unfortunately. We are in a bit of a sweet spot when it comes to strength, scratch resistance, and fragility. There's a reason why the status quo has not changed much over the years.
     
  13. ZeitGeist Suspended

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    Here’s a simple solution to avoiding or minimizing scratches on your glass screens - take care of your expensive devices.

    I have had iPhones since 2007, and I have only ever had a glass break on me once (someone punched my pocket), and none of my screens have ever had scratches from objects in my pockets (I keep nothing else in the pocket that houses the iPhone).

    It’s really quite simple to avoid damage to your products. Apparently, that’s still beyond the grasp of some.
     
  14. Aljon macrumors newbie

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    it seems i'm hating apple now because all rumors i read dang
     
  15. dwfaust macrumors 603

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    Might be best to ask Apple. All we could do is guess.
     
  16. mebehere macrumors 6502

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    I took geology in college. I know what sapphire is. And there is no sapphire on the iPhone. JerryRig treats all the phones exactly the same, even if he doesn’t like Apple. He calls a spade a spade. You don’t have to get all butt-hurt over the truth. You don’t see ole Phil going over glass with a Mohs’ pick. Just accept it, my man.
     
  17. ZeitGeist Suspended

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    No, but Apple has more to lose if they were caught lying, and they don’t have to.

    http://www.iphonehacks.com/2016/10/iphone-7-camera-sapphire-lens.html

    And even in the video, JerryRigEverything notes that when tested, the camera lens cover reads back with a “huge reading of aluminum oxide,” and notes that, with the test, it confirms the camera lens cover is made from sapphire:

    “When I tested the outside of the lens, I got a huge reading of aluminum oxide [sapphire — Ed.], which means the lens is most definitely sapphire on the exterior.”

    As the report notes, the sapphire camera lens cover is not scratching, like the watch is in the video, but is instead fracturing. The video even notes the differences, which is an important distinction:

    “Fracturing — as opposed to scratching — is what happens when you have something so incredibly thin — unlike the much thicker watch used for comparison — and you apply pressure with no level of control.”

    There is silicon glass on the camera lens cover, but as noted in the original video, this is probably for something else entirely than protecting the camera itself, including to “minimize reflection or something minor.” The camera lens cover also includes other coated materials, including one to minimize fingerprints, but the camera lens cover is sapphire.

    JerryRigEverything even noted in a followup tweet that the camera lens cover is “solid sapphire,” and that it is not a laminate or glass:

    https://twitter.com/ZacksJerryRig/status/783331109962600449?s=20

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