February 5, 2014
The next iPhone is almost certainly going to have a screen made of sapphire. A newly released video shows the reason why this is such a big deal. Aero-Gear, which produces screen protectors for mobile devices, recently dragged an 8-inch concrete block across of the screen of an iPhone 5 fitted with a sapphire protector. The result? No scratches. Take a look: http://youtu.be/ZdRaQhLD4x8 Numerous reports in recent months have said that the next iPhone would feature a sapphire crystal screen. Current iPhones come with a screen made from Corning's less durable Gorilla Glass. The Wall Street Journal confirmed last month that Apple would be releasing two new iPhones in 2014. According to the report, one of the models will feature a screen “that’s larger than 4.5-inches, measured diagonally, and a second version that is greater than 5-inches.” Both models are said to feature metal casings similar to what is used on the iPhone 5s. For more information, see: Production On Apple's Next iPhone Reaches A New Milestone, Apple Is Now Hiring Engineers For Its New Arizona Plant, and Apple Ploughs Half A Billion Dollars Into Sapphire Glass Display For iPhone 6.