Anonymous, 13 May 2017That happens because Apple cheaps out and doesnt include a screen protectorI think my brother's gold iPhone 6s from AT&T came with a screen protector. Some phones will have it already applied out of the box. My G5, V20, and Pixel have it but my S7 edge didn't because it is curved.
Expect more GLASS BACKS from iPhones. I think the iPhone 6s and SE with metal backs and headphone jack are the only iPhones I would be interested in getting. The iPhone 8 or whatever will likely go glass back along with the successor to the SE to keep things uniformed.
Last to have metal back and headphone jack -
iPhone 6s/6s Plus (2015)
iPhone SE (2016/early 2017)
I would get an iPhone because I do like the hardware especially the internal audio quality. But I despise iOS for being far less versatile than Android. Same boring UI. Can't even delete a photo album on the iPhone without syncing it to iTunes first.
No, thanks. Been there, done that with iPods and iPhones years ago. Wanting an Xperia phone next after getting a PS4 slim and PS Vita slim during the past week. Remote Play is pretty cool. I just hate $ony's price gouging. $130 for a 64gb Vita memory card? FU, $Ony phoney baloney! As greedy as Apple.
Apple lost with innovation. Now just invest on other companies to do most of the dirty work.
Anonymous, 13 May 2017It's not that little, but of course it is not pure sapphire, i also know that because I know j... moreHe does some scary videos but that is exactly what we need the truth. He has just put one up on the new HTC U which going to watch later to see about sapphire glass on that phone. When he scratches the watches I am sat there hoping it does not scratch because them watches are so expensive. :)
Kelsey B, 13 May 2017Even that is proven it is some composite containing very little sapphire in the glass not actu... moreIt's not that little, but of course it is not pure sapphire, i also know that because I know jerryrigeverything
Anonymous, 13 May 2017It is true that its not pure sapphire but saying its containing very little sapphire is not. C... moreAgree, it's just when Apple do their keynotes that they are using sapphire glass which is misleading to all because it isn't exactly true.
We really do need some huge leap in glass tech if companies continue to use glass backs and of course the screen, maybe some new perspex or something. I am one of those who enjoy the phone I bought naked not have to put it in case etc. Same with battery it is 2017 and we should be able to enjoy all features of smartphone with screen on full brightness but we can't .If I have to bring a power brick of power bank I am back to a 2 box solution something that should have gone years ago.
Sorry to go on but cpu/gpu increase every year when really it is overkill but fragility and battery life that everyone craves is not being pushed.
Kelsey B, 13 May 2017Even that is proven it is some composite containing very little sapphire in the glass not actu... moreIt is true that its not pure sapphire but saying its containing very little sapphire is not. Check out the video:
Anonymous, 13 May 2017iPhones never had sapphire displays, only homebutton and camera and those will stay sapphireEven that is proven it is some composite containing very little sapphire in the glass not actually sapphire glass.
Almand, 13 May 2017Just a thought, don't you think sapphire would be too brittle to put on a phone? Sure it can ... moreYou're right, just like ceramic. IMO sapphire is good to be put in some parts of the phone, such as a fingerprint scanner and a camera lens. It is very expensive and Apple is a company that is very wise and careful when thinking about the profit.
Anonymous, 13 May 2017iPhones never had sapphire displays, only homebutton and camera and those will stay sapphireactually not even those , Crapple lied about that for marketing purposes .
Pia, 13 May 2017Apple just want to be the first that use the latest Gorilla Glass technology on their new devi... moreActually corning started Gorilla glass in collaboration with Apple back in the day
Californium252, 13 May 2017What lol? Apple never employed Sapphire displays on any of their smartphones, smartphones with... moreJust a thought, don't you think sapphire would be too brittle to put on a phone?
Sure it can withstand scratches, but how bout protection from a fall?
I'm just wondering cause I guess I donno much about Sapphire glass
May be I'm wrong.....
Masinerija, 13 May 2017All have screen protectors so everibody touching chinese plastic or glass :)I have never ever put on a, so called, screen protector....
Anonymous, 13 May 2017how on earth did you guys manage to bash apple for this? Apple supports local economy. Commen... moreWondering the same. GSMArena is flooded by fandr0ids (look it up on urban dictionary)
AnonymouseX, 13 May 2017From Sapphire to Corning Gorilla. Cheaping out things because of dropping sales and lowering profit?iPhones never had sapphire displays, only homebutton and camera and those will stay sapphire
how on earth did you guys manage to bash apple for this?
Apple supports local economy. Comments section: "Gimmick", "expensive", "it's a strategy", "cheaping out", "the will call it innovation" "apple news make me sad sad sad sad".
What's wrong with you people?
Masinerija, 13 May 2017All have screen protectors so everibody touching chinese plastic or glass :)That happens because Apple cheaps out and doesnt include a screen protector
Anonymous, 13 May 2017Corning Gorilla glass is a gimmick.
Falsely and overrated ...Strange postulate...
You ARE aware that there are (currently) no known transparent material that are hard without being brittle?
It is a trade off. The more scratch resistant the surface the easier it will break. And the other way round, the more elastic a material is the easier it is to scratch.... No free diners in the universe.
Gorilla Glass gives us a compromise between the two.
Of course you could make a very thick layer of a hard material with very rounded edges and corners, but that have other negative impact on weight, size.and bezels
Apple just want to be the first that use the latest Gorilla Glass technology on their new devices and prevent other manufacturers to get it first so Apple can called it innovation....