While the rumours of Apple's iPhone 6 sporting a sapphire glass build up in the media, we found an amazing video that demonstrates its awesomeness. Apple used the sapphire glass in iPhone 5s to protected their touch-sensor so that it doesn't get damaged. Apple's reportedly been investing a lot in developing the sapphire glass technology and a patent application revealed that they might be using 'fused sapphire glass' in their upcoming devices. We won't be surprised if iPhone 6 gets it!
One word that describes this glass is 'hardness'. Kyocera, the popular Japanese tech company, has released a video that compares their new synthetic sapphire glass with the impact resistant glass. Both are subjected to some intense physical abuse, but sapphire glass holds up against it without a scratch! Check it out -
On Mohs scale, that measures the hardness of minerals, Sapphire scores 9/10; with diamond taking the top spot at 10/10. Corning, the makers of Gorilla Glass, known for its toughness has responded by saying that they aren't worried. In their defense, they mentioned that Sapphire, being a crystalline material transmits about 6 percentage points less lights and may introduce optical distortions. Sapphire is 67% heavier than Gorilla Glass.
If this glass makes it to the phones and smart watches, we're sure they'll save you a lot of money and frustration. The glass won't break no matter what and continue to protect the main display of the device.
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