So the past few iPhone 6 front panel torture tests we saw were pretty impressive. Even though the display finally succumbed underneath a 1.6-tonne vehicle, the rest of the tests seems to show that the Sapphire glass can practically go unscathed in all scratch tests with keys, knives and even hammers but is it really scratch-proof? Spoiler alert: the latest torture test says no.
According to the latest video from Marques Brownlee of MKBHD, the reason why the Sapphire glass he tested the last time did not scratch is because the materials used – keys and a knife aren’t hard enough when compared to Sapphire and even Gorilla Glass. According to a Mohs Scale that rates the mineral hardness of many different materials in the market, metal is not as tough as Gorilla and Sapphire Glass so scratch tests using keys and knifes can do no harm (theoretically though, my phones with Gorilla Glass always gets scratched in my pocket).
The video goes on to trying to scratch the surface of a Gorilla Glass-equipped iPhone 5S, the Sapphire Glass on the TouchID, as well as the iPhone 6 front panel using tougher materials – a Garnet sandpaper as well as Emery sandpaper. How did each part perform? Check the video to see for yourself:
Meanwhile if you’re wondering if all the leaks we’ve been seeing so far are real, in terms of design at least, Spigen has just listed new iPhone 6 case for sale on Amazon, confirming the designs we’ve been seeing so far – rounded edges and fits the 4.7” iPhone 6.
Incase you’re wondering if this is a trusted source, Spigen has been known to offer phone case of devices even before they are announced. Last year, Spigen also posted iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C cases for sales way before their launch and yes, they were pretty spot-on. Since all of the rumors and leaks have been pretty consistent so far, are you convinced that this will be the final design of the iPhone 6?