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iPhone 6 Sandpaper Scratch Test

Earlier this month, Marques Brownlee1, who posts tech reviews and explainers on his popular YouTube channel, showed off the alleged front panel for the next iPhone2, presumably called iPhone 6. Brownlee said he obtained the part from the prolific Apple leaker Sonny Dickson3.

Brownlee previously took keys and a knife to the 4.7-inch display, which reports said would be largely made of sapphire glass, the second-hardest material out there next to diamond. Brownlee scratched, scraped and stabbed he even bent the display under his shoe but was unable to impart any significant damage to the tiny screen.

But Brownlee refused to give up until he could prove this iPhone 6 display was truly indestructible.

In his latest video posted Friday4, having done some more research on glass durability, Brownlee put the alleged iPhone 6 panel through more vigorous tests using the Mohs scale of material hardness5.

Materials rated higher on that 1-10 scale can scratch any materials rated lower.

The Gorilla Glass used for the iPhone 5S is rated at a 6.8, while the knife Brownlee used in his previous video only scored a 5.5 rating. Pure sapphire, which is used to cover Apple s Touch ID button and the rear-facing camera lens in the iPhone 5S, is rated at a 9.0.

For his second test, Brownlee used two kinds of high-quality sandpaper that are relatively high on the Mohs scale: Garnet, which scores about a 7.0 rating, and emery, which is about an 8.0 on that scale. He scratched the iPhone 6 front panel, but also the Gorilla Glass display from the iPhone 5S as a means of comparison.

Theoretically, if the iPhone 6 front panel were made of 100% sapphire, it would stand up to any scratching from the two rough pieces of sandpaper.

Unfortunately for Apple fans hoping for an indestructible screen, the alleged iPhone 6 panel did not stand up to the two pieces of sandpaper, which were both rated higher than Gorilla Glass on the Mohs scale but lower than pure sapphire.

iphone 6 5s scratch

Marques Brownlee6

The garnet sandpaper did damage to both iPhone displays, but the bigger panel took less damage and even sounded different when it was scratched.

However, the same sandpaper clearly did more damage to the iPhone 5S screen. In other words, the front panel for the iPhone 6 is definitely harder than the Gorilla Glass 3 used for the iPhone 5S, but you shouldn t carry sandpaper in the same pocket as your iPhone anytime soon.

That actually makes sense. Using a massive panel of pure sapphire for the front of a phone would be a little bit stupid.

It would be, first of all, much more expensive, and it also wouldn t be able to bend like it did. Believe it or not, you actually need your phone to be able to flex a little bit. So pure sapphire is still best in small parts like the Touch ID cover over the home button and the glass over the back of the iPhone 5S camera, Brownlee says in the video.

touch id scratch

Marques Brownlee7

The sapphire cover for the Touch ID button took no damage from the sandpaper tests.

As Brownlee points out, Apple has already patented a fusion process8 where the sapphire structure may be mechanically modified to help reduce the likelihood of chipping or fracturing, and the resulting sapphire laminate may achieve both superior hardness and strength due to the use of multiple planes.

Basically, it s a composite involving sapphire to make it overall stronger than the Gorilla Glass of the previous iPhones, or many other phones out there.

And it works, as you saw, he adds.

Check out the full video, which ends with Brownlee finally destroying the iPhone 6 screen with a little help from his friends, including comedian Joe Rogan, a bow, and an arrow:


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  5. ^ Mohs scale of material hardness (
  6. ^ Marques Brownlee (
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Organisation tips: kitchen

Hi, girls! Today I d like to start a series on home and desk organising tips. Getting your house organised will go a long way to maximising efficiency.

There is no single right way to do it: the trick lies in finding the way that works best for you. I for one like to take 30 minutes a day to iron my clothes, clean the bathroom, tidy up the kitchen cupboards, organise my desk, or file important documents. By doing this, I spend 14 hours a month doing things that otherwise I d procrastinate on.

Are you ready?

So, let s start.


1. Store things where you use them. Pots and pans are best kept near the cooktop; mixing bowls near the countertop you use for food preparation; plates, glasses, and flatware near the dishwasher.


Frequently used small appliances (e.g. a toaster or coffee maker) should be stored on the counter; the ones that are seldom needed (e.g. a rice cooker and blender) should be stored in a cabinet.



Store all bake ware in the same cupboard; all wooden spoons in the same ceramic crock; all spices in the same drawer.



4. Take an inventory of all utensils, cookware, and dish ware and get rid of unnecessary duplicates, items damaged beyond repair, or things no longer used.

5. Store cups and saucers the same way they are used: saucer, cup, saucer, cup.

They not only look better but also can be safely stacked higher, and when you pull out a cup and saucer, they are ready for use.


6. Nest bowls, pots, and pans to save space. Place paper plates or sheets of paper towels in between layers to prevent scratching.

Use non-absorbent coated paper plates between cast-iron pans, which tend to retain traces of oil. Stack trays and platters by shape: round platters in one stack, oblong platters in another. Group glassware and dinnerware by function, e.g.

keep everyday plates, bowls, cups, and glasses in one area.



7. Use baskets and bins to contain small items that might otherwise create clutter, such as spices, dishtowels, or cleaning supplies. Divide flatware or utensils within drawers.

Arrange separate components to fill a drawer, or look for expandable one-piece units.


8. Every night before you go to bed, make sure you:

  • wash the dishes, dry and put them away
  • wipe the microwave oven interior, sink, countertop, stovetop and extractor with an all-purpose cleaning product
  • sweep and mop the floor
  • rotate dish towels
  • take the rubbish out

By doing this, you and your family will wake up to a clean and inviting kitchen every morning. ;-)


9. Once a month, make sure you:

  • clean fridge interior
  • clean oven (if food is spilt, clean it immediately to avoid stubborn stains)
  • clean appliances
  • clean rubbish can
  • clean dishwasher trap



Before you shop for groceries, check your cupboard, fridge, and freezer for food that has expired, and throw it away. Organise your food cupboard so the products that will expire soon are used first first in, first out!


These are just a few things we can do to keep our kitchen organised. There are many more, and I d love to hear from you.

What are your tips? Please share them with us.

Until next week!

Sandra Gouv a

P.S.1: Don t panic. Take your eyes off the huge task ahead of you and focus on the steps you can take to get where you want.

Remember: inch by inch, anything is a cinch1!

P.S.2: Don t get stressed if you live with someone who s not very organised. Don t take your frustrations out on them. It s not worth it, it will not help you, and it will not change the situation. ;-)

Sandra Gouv a

She was born in Rio de Janeiro and is a Godllywoodian.

She loves animals, crafts and languages.

She is inquisitive, patient, and likes to teach herself things, and this is what we are going to see in her posts.

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