A tech reviewer posted an iPhone 6 video on YouTube yesterday, making Apple rumor mill churn again.
"It's 2014. Everything leaks," said Marques Brownlee, the video blogger crazy about tech, showing off two new iPhone models, which he claimed the forthcoming iPhone 6.
Just as many people speculated before, the new Apple phone will come in two sizes – a 4.7-inch version and a 5.5-inch version. However, if you think the sapphire front cover would only appear on the larger one, you are totally wrong. The video leaked confirms both iPhone 6 will boast the virtually scratch proof glass.
This fancy material has been used on current iPhone to cover the fingerprint sensor and the camera lens, but it’s the first time to be made for the whole display. No wonder Apple reportedly spent $578 million buying sapphires in February.
Some people might concern whether sapphire is thicker and less transmissive of light than Gorilla Glass, which had been used on the current iPhone. Actually, there is no worry at all. “It's paper thin - like literally the same thickness as a piece of paper - and totally see-through. I would say zero per cent opacity," Brownlee said excitedly.
Meanwhile, sapphire is “an extremely high quality material and really durable.” Brownlee has tried a range of strength tests by scratching it with knife, a bunch of keys and trying to twist it with all his effort. Nothing could scratch, dent or break Apple's new super tough display. “The worst blemish was dust and fingerprints from handling it.” And then he realized that there is no way he could break this screen under his own power.
If it’s true, it will be pretty good news for Apple fans. As we know, many iPhone users have to use screen protectors to guard against small scratches forming and numerous others have suffered the indignity of having a shattered front glass resting over their screens. Now all these nightmares are going away.
Without a doubt, Sapphire makes iPhone 6 harder to kill, both literally and symbolically.