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A screen that won't crack
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One of the hottest iPhone 6 rumors, if true, would be great news for users who've had to replace a cracked or shattered iPhone screen. The new model reportedly features a screen made of sapphire crystal. From a durability perspective, sapphire's claim to fame is that it's very hard to scratch, crack, or mutilate, making it an ideal material for smartphone screens. Try hard enough, though, and sapphire will crack under the pressure -- well, shatter, actually. Last month, a video emerged from China showing an alleged iPhone 6 sapphire screen surviving fairly brutal treatment, including hammer blows, knife scratches, flame from a cigarette lighter, and unnatural twists and turns. The screen finally did shatter when run over by a vehicle's tire -- proof it's not unconquerable.
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