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Push it to the limit: See how durable the iPhone 6 front display will be

The new iPhone 6 front glass panel is put to the ultimate stress test in this video.

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Marques Brownlee  got his hands on some Apple gold: a straight-off-the-assembly-line iPhone 6 glass front panel – complete with a thin sheet of sapphire crystal.

There was speculation that only a larger version of the iPhone would get this improved display, but this video disproves these rumours.

What’s so great about sapphire crystal?

There are two things you need to know: this is a high-quality material and extremely durable. Apple already uses sapphire crystal on some components of the iPhone 5S – for example, on the camera lens, and the home button. Sapphire crystal doesn’t interfere with taking high-quality photos or reading your thumbprint.

Exactly how durable is it?

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Marques tests all the common tools of destruction. He scrapes and drags keys across the display, even busting out a knife. He doesn’t stop there. He even gives it a stress test to see how it bends.

The only damage he caused was getting fingerprints all over the glass. (Anything but fingerprints!)

Check out the full video:

H/T Business InsiderMarques Brownlee

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