Marques Brownlee, a popular tech vlogger from YouTube, has allegedly been able to get his hands on the new iPhone 6 screen and put it through a rigorous durability test.

How does it hold up?

Brownlee was able to obtain these parts from Sonny Dickson, a vlogger that covers Apple products. Brownlee says this part is “straight off the assembly line.”

First, let’s take a look at the screen first. The screen is 4.7 inches and is made from sapphire crystal. This is the same high-end glass that makes up the camera lens and the Touch ID sensor on the iPhone 5s. This allows for the glass to be nearly as thin as paper, extremely durable, and remain crystal clear.

During the durability test conducted by Brownlee, the thin screen is scratched with keys, stabbed and scratched with a knife, and bent to a 90 degree angle. Miraculously, the screen remained completely undamaged. Brownlee claims “The worst blemish on the surface was actually my fingerprints.”

While the sapphire crystal screen of the iPhone 6 is very clear, durable, and thin. Sapphire crystal is more expensive and harder to produce than the average Gorilla Glass that you find in most smartphones. With the Touch ID sensor, camera lens, and now the entire screen made out of sapphire crystal, the price of the already expensive iPhone will more than likely be raised. You can find a video about sapphire crystal screen production here.

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