iPhone 7 camera
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Upon the launch of Apple’s new flagship phones, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, a lot of controversies has been attracted to the giant tech company because of their major decision to completely remove the 3.5mm headphone jack. Moreover, when Apple claimed that the new iPhone 7 Camera lens was made of Sapphire glass, the controversy thickened even more.

A recent YouTube video raised suspicion towards Apple’s claims regarding the sapphire crafted camera. The video showcased an iPhone camera lens being scratched using a force that should not be able to damage something made out of sapphire that easily. Despite this sudden suspicion, Apple is assuring their users that the iPhone 7 is indeed incorporated into a Sapphire lens and it comes shipped with Sapphire glass. They even released a statement to further their claim, the statement reads:


“Apple confirms the iPhone 7 camera lens is sapphire, and under proper testing conditions achieves the hardness and purity results expected from sapphire.

But it does not stop there, the video that was posted shows that the lens was indeed scratching, and a real sapphire should not suffer any damage from a just any material easily. In Apple’s defense, iMore reported that the tools used in the video aren’t actually scratching the lenses, it is fracturing it. Below is the difference between the two terms.

“Fracturing — as opposed to scratching — is what happens when you have something so incredibly thin — unlike the much thicker watch used for comparison — and you apply pressure with no level of control.”

Though there is not enough evidence to back anything up at this point, Apple is still attempting to convince the masses that their claims are legit and that the iPhone 7 camera lens is indeed made of sapphire.


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