Will the new iPhone 6 be harder to crack or break? Only time will tell.
Posted on September 11, 2014 Posted in News

Both ALB Tech locations (Richmond and Mechanicsville) fix broken iPhone glass every day.  We can’t be the only ones wondering if the new iPhone 6 will be stronger or just as fragile as previous iPhones.

For months leading up the Apple’s big iPhone 6 Event Tuesday there was rampant speculation and rumor over the use of sapphire glass versus the current Corning Gorilla Glass.  Several websites reported on sapphire’s superiority, while others like Al Sacco at CIO.com questioned the logic of such an expensive solution.  When the smoke cleared, Apple continued it’s partnership with Corning and Gorilla Glass.  Ben Fox Rubin over at Cnet.com had a compelling article on the reasons they left sapphire behind.  It seems that the main issues were it’s cost and limited availability.

So, it looks like we’ll have to get some of these out on the streets to be sure.  It’s sure to be similar to the glass currently used on the iPhone 5s since it’s the same manufacturer, but the design was likely changed to make it tougher.  I’m interested to see if the beveled edge of the new iPhone 6 glass is helpful or not.  Only time will tell, I suppose.