Not all Apple Watches are made equal. The regular Apple Watch and the Apple Watch Edition will feature displays made from sapphire, but the Apple Watch Sport will sport an Ion-X display instead. Now previously we’ve seen the sapphire display put to the test by putting a drill to its screen, but how will the Ion-X display fare?


For those who are purchasing the Apple Watch Sport, a new video has surfaced in which the wearable’s Ion-X glass is put through a scratch test. Now granted this isn’t the same test as the one from before, but it is still a test that will give users an idea of how much abuse their Apple Watch display can take before it finally gets scratched/damaged.

The video was uploaded by Unbox Therapy who managed to get the display covers from famed leaker Sonny Dickson. Basically in the video, the display is scratched with all kinds of tools and materials, such as a key, a knife, steel wool, and two types of sandpaper. As it turns out the Ion-X display is pretty durable.

It survived keys, a knife, steel wool, but it was only until sandpaper was introduced that the display finally started to show signs of damage. What this means is that for the most part, your Apple Watch Sport should be able to withstand the rigors of daily life, so unless you’re in contact with a lot of sandpaper, you should be good to go.

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