As we get closer to the launch of Apple’s next-generation iPhone, which we continue to dub the iPhone 6, more rumors emerge on what to expect. We’ve heard that Apple might bring a sapphire crystal panel to at least one of the alleged iPhone 6 models, though if you’re wondering why this is worth it, you can watch our extensive introduction to sapphire. Still, it seems that Sonny Dickson got his hands on one of these panels and decided to show you just how durable it is.
Sadly, even though Dickson does mention the word sapphire in the title of this video, that [...]
We’ve seen very mixed rumors regarding the future display of the iPhone 6. While some have speculated that the actual glass of the display will be replaced by sapphire, others have predicted that this will be a screen protector of the higher-end iPhones with more storage. Whatever the case may be, we know that Apple has done its best to reduce the cost of each sapphire display in order to be able to complete in costs with other companies, though it seems not enough has been done.
Reports indicate that the sapphire production costs are still too steep for Apple to be able [...]
With so many rumors of Apple bringing a sapphire display into its next iOS device line-up, we’ve heard of the continuous efforts the company is doing in order to guarantee it’ll be able to deliver. The company has slowly begun to incorporate sapphire glass into things like the glass surface of the camera, or the glass surface of TouchID, but these are small steps when compared to building every single display from sapphire. Still, Apple’s need to differentiate its products is big, and we’re hearing more rumors of how the company plans to make this [...]
Apple’s production of sapphire is full steam ahead, and many of us believe that the company will use it on its next generation iPhone. Still, we all know that glass gets smudged easily, and therefore we’ve seen the company use oleophobic coating on its display technology since the dawn of the iPhone 3GS. If you still doubted about the possibility of Apple using sapphire on its future iPhone line-up, we suggest your think again, as new patents tell us a different story.
Apple has just filed a patent that brings oleophobic coating to sapphire glass. Obviously the only [...]
Apple isn’t just famous for its design and product line-up, but also because of its supply-chain business tactics. In the past you remember how hard it was for any OEM to secure flash storage, and other silicon chips from manufacturers. The company has enough cash to secure all the supplies it needs at very attractive prices, and with its new sapphire manufacturing facility in Arizona, it did just that as well.
Apple’s new sapphire manufacturing facility in Mesa, Arizona won’t just give it exclusive rights to build its own sapphire displays. The company has [...]
We all remember Tim Cook’s remarks about the reason why they bought a manufacturing facility in Mesa, Arizona. The company is planning to make a big move into the adoption of sapphire into its product line-up, though Cook wasn’t specific on when we’d see this happen. The cool thing is that it’s hard to keep those plans a secret with all the government approval the company has to go through, and these details just surfaced.
The project is being dubbed Operation Cascade, and in a nutshell, it seems this will focus mainly on the next-generation iPhone. [...]
We’ve been huge fans of future possible sapphire solutions for smartphones ever since MWC. We’ve also visited the factory that can make this possible. Sapphire is known to be an extremely tough material, almost impossible to scratch. It has its own downside though: it’s also very brittle. Gorilla Glass, on the other hand, is less brittle, but, it is much easier to scratch. Gorilla Glass vs sapphire has recently become a real topic.
Currently, the majority of phone makers are using Gorilla Glass, from Corning, in one of its version iterations — adding up [...]