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2014-07-13T10:28:21Z
Have you ever seen anyone using a cracked iPhone? It's not a rare sight, nor is it exclusive to the iPhone crowd, but it is an unfortunate consequence of dropping a handset on pavement or other type of hard surface. Fortunately, a solution may be just around the bend. Rumor has it Apple's iPhone 6 will sport a sapphire crystal display, and from what we've seen so far, it's far more durable than Corning's Gorilla Glass.

Evidently these iPhone 6 displays are finding their way into the wild ahead of the handset's launch. It was just last week that Marques Brownlee, host of the YouTube channel MKBHD, put the display through its paces by attempting to scratch it with a his keys and pocket knife, both to no avail. He also attempted to snap the panel by bending it at an extreme angle, but it just wouldn't break.

iPhone 6 Display

If you thought that was impressive, wait until you see this new video that's been uploaded a number of different times. It's called "iPhone 6 Front Panel Ultimate Stress Test" and it lives up to its billing by putting the display through a number of torture tests, including fire and even running it over with a vehicle. It actually fails one of those tests, but passes every other one.


The Chinese-language video starts off with a series of scratch tests, including keys, a coin, and a box cutter, all of which it passes, only to be rewarded by a hammer test. It passes that too. Other tests include hammering a screw into the display, dropping it from about five feet onto a hard floor, bending it backwards, and more.

If these samples turn out to be the real deal, it means you may not need to purchase a screen protector for the iPhone 6. It also means no more peeking through a cracked screen if your drop your handset, though it's not clear how durable the rest of the iPhone 6 will be.
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BlackDragon1
2014-07-13T11:21:46Z

.50 cal please

SeanPatrickCarey
2014-07-13T11:24:05Z

Ive dropped every phone Ive owned, and only cracked the screen of one of them... Ive not ever owned an apple device

KevinStegall
2014-07-13T11:27:30Z

Not even in the same league as a Snim phone which is indestructible

KevinStegall
2014-07-13T11:27:31Z

An Otter Box may help you out

SeanPatrickCarey
2014-07-13T11:31:15Z

An Otterbox does not protect the screen. Yeah you can get tempered glass screen protectors now, but Im not going to go gung-ho because one time 4 years ago my screen cracked. I get 3-5 new phones a year, and in the last 10 years only broken the screen on one (and my Nexus 5 is the first phone Ive put a case on since my RAZR2) and it was because the screen landed on a rock in the very corner where the glass was thinnest (OG Droid). People who need cases to keep from breaking phones need to simply be more careful.

JohnPlummer
2014-07-13T11:47:20Z

nah does not prevent them from getting left behind by over paying idiots.

WilliamRepkieJr
2014-07-13T11:53:49Z

would be awesome if it is true since i havent been having much luck with the iphone 4....

Inspector
2014-07-13T11:56:31Z

dam was expecting it not to crack when the war rolled over it... lol.

CraigFender
2014-07-13T12:03:44Z

I'm not clicking on the video if it's a virus!

TylerVieira
2014-07-13T13:18:18Z

the bumper on a case like protrudes past the screen so it will be the first to hit the ground taking force away from the screen. since the bumper is rubber it will dissipate additional force through the bumper and not the screen

RiCoFrost
2014-07-13T18:33:46Z

Apple really did need to make the screens much stronger, iphone are simple renowned for cracked screens.

TwoFaceTony
2014-07-13T20:21:31Z

still an android fan

AndrianAcePartosa
2014-07-13T21:11:07Z

yea the screen is tough ....... how about the insides ?? :)

DAdamson
2014-07-13T21:13:30Z

The real test will be when parents let their 3 year olds play with there phones