Sapphire-Coated iPhone Display Left Unscratched by Concrete [VIDEO]



Last month, it was reported that Apple’s largest manufacturing partner Foxconn has successfully assembled prototype next-generation iPhone units with sapphire-covered displays. Now, screen protection company Aero-Gear has demonstrated on video just how scratch resistant a sapphire-coated iPhone display will be (via 9to5Mac).

The folks over at Aero-Gear scraped a concrete block across the screen of an iPhone 5 fitted with a sapphire protector, to give us an idea of what we might expect from a sapphire-coated ‘iPhone 6’.

Earlier reports have also claimed that two of Apple’s existing sapphire suppliers, Synopsys and Bern Optics, who currently provide sapphire covers for the iPhone’s rear-facing camera as well as the iPhone 5s’s Touch ID sensor, have made significant investments in equipment and tooling in recent weeks, fuelling further speculations of Apple looking to replace the Gorilla Glass in its next iPhone.

For now, take a look at the video below and tell us what you think:


  • Jj

    They could zoom in a little closer at the end..

  • Joker Eh

    Ya zoom in. What kind of product demo is that? Lame.

  • matthewcouto

    I don’t think anyone would be stupid enough to scrape their phone against a concrete block. With that being said, if it can stand up against something as crazy as that imagine how well it will stand up to drops, car keys and loose change.

  • Tony

    Seeing as this is not a product yet… its a prototype. There’s nothing lame with this video.

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