Apple has a habit of making a big deal out of every little feature its devices have. A recent iPhone 7 Sapphire lens test puts a huge stigma on the Apple symbol. Or, does it really?
The test was filmed and shared on YouTube claiming that iPhone 7 sapphire lens cover is even less durable than the Apple Watch Sapphire glass. We were expecting a flaw in the design soon after the release of the new Apple hardware. Because that is what happens most of the time. Apple releases a product or update and they fail to pass through normal tests and checks. This one is another similar test questioning the glass cover’s material. However, what it shows may or may not be completely relevant.
Not weeks after the launch of new iPhone in the markets globally, people began making claims regarding the fact that Apple has ditched the premium sapphire glass in the iPhone 7 camera. Apple’s marketing head Phil Schiller responded to a question on Twitter saying that the claims were untrue.
Moreover, Apple’s tech specifications page for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus also mentions the ‘Sapphire crystal lens cover’. If Apple claims it, why do tests find something otherwise?
— Philip Schiller (@pschiller) September 17, 2016
The tests performed on iPhone 7 camera lens so far are very reliable and have proven why the results were true and relevant (somewhat). By this, we can conclude that Philip Schiller was not aware of the fact that it is absent. Does that really sound like we are talking about Schiller? To me, it does not. This year has been quite rough for Apple and people are just trying to add more to that fact. Whether the test results are acceptable is a big question.
The test checked the durability of iPhone 7 ‘Sapphire’ lens and the material it was actually made of, It unveils many truths about the new iPhone. Moreover, iPhone lens scratches at level 6 on Mohs Scale of Hardness. Why does this happen? In the video, jerry uses the Diamond selector tool, an XRF machine, and an electron microscope to test the lens.
iPhone 7 sapphire lens cover showed the same hardness levels as the iPhone SE, iPhone 5s, and iPhone 6. Apple has maintained the durability of its hardware with great consistency. At least that is what many Apple blogs and tests suggest. Although the video raises some significant questions about the lens cover not being more durable in comparison to the Apple Watch glass, it does not really illustrate the same thing. The quality of the test can thus be a question. Stainless steel Apple Watch features a sapphire glass cover as well. It boasts scratch resistance compared to the glass used on aluminum models.
Overall, the iPhone 7 sapphire glass cover proves to be just as weak, or strong as that of all the iPhones since iPhone 5S. Your opinion matters just as much as ours, watch the video below: