Apple iPhone 6 enters production with a new Sapphire display technology
Apple is slowly but certainly moving away from the softer Corning Gorilla Glass material
Few months ago the big bang of theories about the next generation iPhone hit the web and with that we already have several concepts and leaks about the device. Back in November last year, it came clear that Apple will be extending the use of the laser cut sapphire crystal for its touch screen covers. In fact, the Arizona and GT Advanced Technologies have announced that the production of sapphire glass in the new factory will give jobs to 700 people in the state and the produced advanced glass will be used in future Apple devices.
Aside from that, the latest rumors also suggested that Apple is looking to rock bigger screens and now, just few days later, an Apple iPhone 6 to enter production with new display technology rumor has surfaced from Far East. While we’ve already reviewed the possibilities of the company’s next flagship to sport a display with an increased size this year, the latest report claims that Foxconn has already run a test production of 100 units.
According to the leaks, the iPhone manufacturer was using Sapphire glass in order to enhance the protection of the devices’ displays and that pretty much fits the rumors we mentioned earlier. So far, Apple has been using the laser cut sapphire material to protect the rare camera lenses of its iPhones as well as the TouchID feature, as we can see it in the current Apple iPhone 5S units.
This means that Apple is slowly but certainly moving away from the softer Corning Gorilla Glass material and on the tip of that, existing Sapphire suppliers of Apple have recently made some big investments in equipment, for that matter. According to the claims, the new sapphire material increases the complexity of the manufacturing process; however it appears that the Gorilla Glass 3 can still offer better performance for lower costs.
Source: Apple Daily