Here’s one reason you might not want an Apple Watch Sport

Here’s one reason you might not want an Apple Watch Sport

Not all glass is created equal. While the more expensive Apple Watch models come with Sapphire glass, the cheaper Apple Watch Sport uses less resilient Ion-X Glass.

The video below from US-based Ukrainian YouTuber TechRax shows what happens if you drop your brand new Apple Watch Sport face down onto concrete. Spoiler: It’s not good.

Apple says Ion-X glass is “hardened down to its molecules…[creating] an extremely hard surface layer that is resistant to scratches and impact.” Based on TechRax’s example, it seems best not to push that claim too far.

It’s worth noting though that the video blogger has a long history of subjecting Apple technology to serious abuse. Earlier this year, he posted a clip where he boiled an iPhone 6 in Coca Cola for…um…some reason:

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