VIDEO: iPhone 6′s sapphire crystal display is almost unbreakable

Apple fanboys and fangirls will go gaga for the new iPhone 6 sapphire crystal display. Tech blogger Marques Brownlee, also know as MKBHD, unveiled the upcoming model’s alleged 4.7 in. sapphire crystal display, straight from the factory, he claims.

What are the benefits of a sapphire crystal display? Apple’s iPhone 5S used a Gorilla Glass display, which Brownlee says is inferior to that of the newest model.

Brownlee shows off the new display and says that it’s “paper thin” and “perfectly see through” – that much is clear to the viewer as he runs the slab over his rug and demonstrates its clarity as he points it toward his wall.

Brownlee points out that currently, sapphire crystal is used for iPhones’ camera lenses and home buttons because of its clarity – super clear material is necessary for the home button because of the iPhone 5S’s fingerprint reader.

Brownlee also demonstrated the sapphire crystal’s durability – he bends it in front of the camera to show off its flexibility and then uses keys to scratch the display and the point of a knife to stab at the display. Nothing leaves a mark.

Maybe this means iPhone users can finally say goodbye to cracked displays and embarrassing spiderwebs on their devices.


Tattooed, bearded suspect sought in Williamsburg bike theft:…

The suspected thief faces grand larceny charges after investigators said he entered the building on North 5th Street in Williamsburg.


Report: Rich New Yorkers don't move from NYC…

An Independent Budget Office analysis found that the wealthiest residents don't move out of the city any more or less than other New Yorkers.


Pioneers for domestic violence push on

Reporter was commissioned to write this in-depth article. Two decades have passed since the O.J. Simpson trial captivated the country. But in the 20 years…


Food truck with a mission hires at-risk New…

A group branding itself as food trucks for social justice specifically hires and trains young men and women with troubled pasts.


Olivia Williams explains the ins and outs of…

Olivia Williams plays a botanist beginning to suspect her physicist husband's work on the Manhattan Project might be ominous in WGN America's "Manhattan."


Scarlett Johansson on 'Lucy':' 'I guess I’m the…

Scarlett Johansson continues her foray into action movies with thriller “Lucy”, admitting it’s been an unexpected adventure.


Review: Liking Woody Allen's 'Magic in the Moonlight'…

Woody Allen's latest, "Magic in the Moonlight," concerns a magician (Colin Firth) trying to debunk an alleged psychic (Emma Stone).


Piano from 'Casablanca' up for sale at auction

An iconic piano featured in Rick's Cafe Americain in the 1942 Hollywood classic "Casablanca" is expected to be the highlight of a sale of film…


5 players to watch at Giants training camp

Metro takes a look at five players who will be on everyone’s mind when Giants training camp gets underway.


'Vicktory dogs' travel road to rehabilitation seven years…

Of the dozens of dogs groomed by Bad Newz Kennels, 48 were rescued and 22 of the pit bull terriers have emerged at Best Friends Animal Society.


Yankees looking at trade for Cliff Lee, according…

Yankees looking at trade for Cliff Lee, according to report


Giants lineman Chris Snee to retire: Reports

The Giants report to training camp on Tuesday, but Chris Snee may not be there when they do.


Buy gently worn back-to-school clothes with Kidizen

Kidizen allows parents to buy and sell gently worn back-to-school clothes.


Ruling could be beginning of the end for…

This morning, a federal appeals court threw out an IRS regulation that implements subsidies for low-income Americans who bought insurance through Obamacare. These Affordable Care…


RocketSkates let users roll with a motor

Los Angeles company Acton has raised funds on Kickstarter to roll out a nifty alternative – motor-powered "RocketSkates."


Knicks star Carmelo Anthony becomes a tech entrepreneur

He's been an All-Star, an Olympian, and a celebrity spokesperson. Now NBA player Carmelo Anthony is adding the position "tech entrepreneur" to his resume. Along…