Apple iPhone 6 With Sapphire Glass Display Seems Likely
A video recently showed what was said to be an iPhone 6 sapphire glass display responding imperviously to being stabbed, twisted and bent.The rumor that Apple's iPhone 6 smartphones will feature sapphire glass displays is seeming more likely. Marques Brownlee, an eloquent, young YouTube blogger ("vlogger") who reports from what seems to be his bedroom, recently posted a video of himself holding what he said is the front glass of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 "straight off the assembly line." Working on the (very popular) assumption that Apple will release two iPhones this fall, one with a 4.7-inch display and the other with a 5.5-inch one, Brownlee states in the video, "This is important. Because of its existence, we can basically confirm that there will be an iPhone 6 with a 4.7-inch display, and we now know that this 4.7-inch model will have this display, not just Gorilla Glass." He adds that a rumor was circulating that only the 5.5-inch model would feature the sapphire glass. "But now we know that rumor's not true," he says, before going on to explain, as others have, that the benefits of sapphire glass are that it's extremely durable and high quality. Brownlee shows the display in profile, noting that it's literally paper thin and has 100 percent transparency—reasons why Apple uses sapphire glass on the iPhone 5S' home button (which TouchID takes fingerprint images through) and the back camera.
Brownlee then stabs the display with a pretty intense knife, rubs his keys all over it, and does his best to twist and flex and snap the display, to no avail, proving its incredible strength.