Video puts the kibosh on a pure sapphire screen for the Apple iPhone 6?

If a video posted to YouTube late Friday is legit, it could confirm recent talk that Apple will restrict, or not use pure sapphire glass on the Apple iPhone 6. The video shows how sandpaper scratches the screen on the Apple iPhone 5s (although not the sapphire covered Touch ID home button). It also shows how the sandpaper scratches what is alleged to be a front panel for the 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6...
This is a discussion for a news article. To read the whole news, click here

37 Comments

14. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

Tempered Glass is actually the strongest of all, the hardness can go up to 10H, BTW here's what I mean: 10H: Diamond (Only another Diamond could scratch it) 9.25H: Moissanite (Diamond and another Moissanite could scratch it) 9H: Sapphire and Tempered Glass (Moissanite, and a Sapphire Ring could scratch it) 8H: Different Tempered Glass, Topaz (Strong Sandpaper, or Moissanite could scratch it) 7H: Gorilla Glass, Dragontrail, Xensation (Sandpaper could scratch it) 6H: Feldspar (Gorilla Glass, Xensation Glass, and Dragontrail could scratch it) 5H: Knives and Keys (Regular Glass could scratch it) 4H: Wire Nail (Keys could scratch it) 3H: Calcite (A Wire Nail could Scratch it) 2H: Your Fingernail (Calcite could Scratch it) 1H: Talc (Anything could scratch it)

16. TechFreak123

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

And what about shattering? Diamonds can still shatter, no?

20. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

Aero-Gear demonstrated their Diamond-Hardness Sapphire Screen-Protector by dropping it, rolling a concrete block over it, and put alot of pressure on it, still looks like no one TOUCHED it.

26. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

BUUUUT, I have to dissapoint you. The "9H" Tempered glasses they use on phones (Nilkin Spigen Glass M you name it) is actually 7H. It scratches just as easilly and also breaks just as a regular screen. It's true that real tough tempered glass (bulletproof glass etc) is the strongest glass type, but this glass isnt the ones they use on the phone. Why am I stating this? So that people reading your comments will understand what the difference is since this is PHONEarena, a new site about PHONES, and we are talking about PHONEscreens. Im not attacking you at all, what you said was right so don't take it like that. Dragontail is stronger than tempered glass used on phones.

28. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

The thicker the depth, the stronger.

21. TechDork

Posts: 400; Member since: May 10, 2010

I'm just ready for them to announce/show the the damn phone so all this crap can be settled lol.

30. p51d007

Posts: 700; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Moral of the story? Don't try to clean the glass on your phone, with sandpaper.
This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.