Ion-X Glass On Apple Watch Sport Scratches

Posted: Apr 22 2015, 9:06am CDT | by , in News | Apple


Ion-X Glass on Apple Watch Sport Scratches
Unbox Therapy

The Apple Watch Glass found on the low-end Apple Watch is prone to scratching.

The Apple Watch ships on Friday. Most consumers opted for the low-end line. The major drawback on the Apple Watch Sport is that it does not have a sapphire glass. Instead Apple uses a hardened glass called Ion-X. The scratch resistants is ok for normal use, but touching a wall with the Apple Watch Sport is likely causing a scratches.

Unbox Therapy took an Apple Watch Ion-X glass through a couple of tests and sandpaper is getting the glass scratched in no time. Walls are like sand paper. So if you walk up or down a stairway keep your watch away from the wall.

The Apple Watch starts at $349 for the small case (38mm) Sport Edition. The Apple Watch Pre-order starts on April 10 in 9 countries (Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US) and the Apple Watch ships on April 24.

The Apple Watch introduces a new design and iOS-based user interface created specifically for a smaller device. Apple Watch features the Digital Crown, a new way to scroll, zoom and navigate fluidly, without obstructing the display. The Digital Crown also serves as the Home button and a quick way to access Siri. The Retina display on Apple Watch features Force Touch, a technology that senses the difference between a tap and a press, providing a new way to access controls within Apple Watch apps.

The Apple Watch introduces the Taptic Engine and a built-in speaker that together discreetly enable an entirely new vocabulary of alerts and notifications you can both hear and feel. Apple custom-designed its own S1 SiP (System in Package) to miniaturize an entire computer architecture onto a single chip. Apple Watch also features Wi-Fi 802.11b/g and Bluetooth 4.0 to pair seamlessly with your iPhone. Besides the smart watch features the Apple Watch keeps time to within 50 milliseconds of UTC, the universal time standard when synching regularly with the iPhone.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
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