Sweet Moses, I’ve just watched the most unintentionally hilarious YouTube video I’ve seen in a looooong time. No cats, no fat nerds dancing or singing, just one man’s hands and what’s supposedly the front panel of the upcoming Apple iPhone 6.
In stark contrast, it’s joined by a second, infinitely more interesting video starring the charismatic Marques "MKBHD" Brownlee, who also claims to wield the iPhone 6’s front panel.
Video the first, the appropriately named iPhone 6 Front Panel, is shot in abject silence. Just when you think you might hear something – a pin drop, perhaps – nope… nothing.
The hands wave the purported iPhone 6 front panel around and take a few measurements, including that much-discussed 4.7in diagonal. So this’ll be the smaller iPhone 6 then.
Incidentally, that’s interesting because we’re supposedly – supposedly – looking at sapphire crystal; previously that particular technology has been linked with the larger 5.5in iPhone 6. Are they both getting the sapphire crystal treatment?
The mysterious hands apply a bit of pressure and reveal that the iPhone 6 front panel is reasonably flexible, but the best part comes when they pretend they’re operating a 4.7in iPhone 6. Endless hours of fun.
As for Marques, he corroborates the notion of the 4.7in sapphire crystal iPhone 6 front panel, and goes on to put said panel through its paces by scratching it with his keys, stabbing it with a knife, and bending it with his shoe. The result? A whole lot of nothing. That's one tough panel. You can watch that video riiiight… here.