Earlier this week, YouTuber Marques Brownlee got a hold of what appeared to be the screen and frontplate of the forthcoming iPhone 6 and subjected it to a variety of extreme stress tests. The screen—made of new, scratch-resistant sapphire glass—held up admirably. It was stood on, bent, attacked with keys and even stabbed, without so much as a scratch appearing.
The only explanation Brownlee offered for how we came into possession of the new 4.7-inch screen was “it’s 2014; everything leaks”—a maxim proved by Steve Hemmerstoffer’s YouTube channel, which has uploaded a Chinese-language video showing the same screen being subjected to even more outrageous tests.
The results are sure to please Apple fanboys: The screen holds up admirably to attacks with a scalpel, burning, and even a hammering.
Note: not a scratch on it.
The Daily Dot cannot confirm either of the videos as genuine, though they are in line with common rumors about the forthcoming phone; it’s believed the iPhone 6 will be available in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models, a step up from the current 4-inch iPhone 5 range.