It’s iPhone 7 (and Apple Watch Series 2) launch day, which means YouTubers start their work of creating content tearing apart and abusing the latest smartphone from Apple.
The video below comes from JerryRigEverything, who performs calculated scratch tests on the front glass of the iPhone 7 using picks based on the Mohs scale of hardness.
The tests show the iPhone 7 front glass scratches at about level 5 or 6, on par with other smartphones, says JerryRigEverything, meaning keys and coins should stay away from your phone’s screen.
The new Home ‘button’ does survive a razor blade scratch test, as does the rear camera lens. However, the lens cover scratches at level 6, instead of level 8 or 9, suggesting it may not be a pure “sapphire crystal lens cover”, as detailed in Apple’s specs page. The rear of the Black iPhone 7 does impressively withstand scratching from keys.
The iPhone 7 LCD also lasted almost ten seconds in a direct flame test—and fully recovered, unlike Samsung AMOLED displays, says the channel.
As for the bend test, the iPhone 7 does not bend easily, as it is held together well by adhesive, which assists in its new water resistance. So it looks like “bend-gate” won’t apply to iPhone 7.
Check out the full video below:
Don’t try this stuff at home, folks!