Two videos of the iPhone 6 sapphire display have been posted recently, one by Sonny Dickson and the other by Brands Brownlee.
The front panel shown in those videos was subjected to some torture tests and the results were very good with zero scratches.
The glass is super durable and will not break even after heavy bumps, drops or hammerings.
A new video from HK Apple Daily shows the new iPhone 6 screen being run over by a 1.6 tons car that ultimately proves to be the only thing that manages to shatter it.
In an interview with The Guardian, professor Neil Alford, a member of the Department of Materials at the Imperial College in London, claims that the display presented in the videos is actually a sapphire glass front.
Alford is certain that it is indeed a component for the iPhone 6, and it is sapphire.
“In my opinion the screen being shown off in the video could well be a sapphire screen. If you make sapphire thin enough, and it’s flaw free, you can bend it quite considerably because it has an enormous strength,” he said.
“I think they will be doing some sort of a lamination – binding different crystal cuts of sapphire together – boosting the toughness of the material, while they may also have induced some sort of a strain in the surface of the glass – either compression or tension – which means that it has extra strength.”
We can only wait until September when the smartphone will be unveiled to the general public.