JP Morgan: Apple to restrict sapphire glass to high-end Apple iPhone 6 models
According to the analysts who wrote the report, Apple might restrict the use of sapphire glass this year to the 128GB model of the 4.7 inch iPhone 6. With the material costing $30 to $35 more than Gorilla Glass, it would make sense for the manufacturer to use it at first on the most expensive versions of the device. Apple connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, previously said that the 64GB 5.5 inch Apple iPhone 6 would be the only model that could take advantage of sapphire glass.
According to the JP Morgan research, yields of sapphire glass smartphone displays might only be in the area of 50%, which explains the higher cost compared to Corning's Gorilla Glass. Speaking of Gorilla Glass, Corning says that tests in the laboratory show that sapphire glass is easier to break than its material.
Besides the iPhone, there was talk that Apple would use sapphire on its iWatch. But a check of the supply chain by JP Morgan, suggests that not every version of the Apple iWatch will feature sapphire glass.
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2. HansGoneInsane (Posts: 401; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)
How do you want to know? Every day Phone Arena posts contradicting rumors by people you get payed for putting these rumors into the world. Tomorrow we will read a story about an analyst that claims that all iPhones will carry saphire glass followed by an opposing analyst the day after that. Lets wait until Apple unveils the next gen iPhone.
3. Tizen007 (Posts: 522; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
"How do you want to know?" "...rumors by people you get payed (paid)"...?
First of all I don't know what you're trying to communicate to me.
And second I don't think you got my message clearly. I don't want to wait and see what Apple brings: I lost faith in them. I would much rather wait for a phone with specs that has lived up to its price for the past few years which is the Note 4.
5. HansGoneInsane (Posts: 401; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)
Strike out the "you" and make "get" a "getting" :) sorry, I was obviously not paying attention to my writing. If Apple should bring a 5.5" model, GN4 will have a formidable competitor. I am pretty sure that Apple is going to make a huge leap forward this year because of quantom dot display technology.
9. Tizen007 (Posts: 522; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Well I hope the 6 comes with QD displays but that's gonna make it very expensive and I don't know if that's ready for Apple's mass production. We'll see.
15. darkkjedii (Posts: 12699; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
The note 4 hasn't been out the last few years, in fact the note 4 hasn't been out. Hasn't been released yet.
16. Tizen007 (Posts: 522; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Is it that hard to understand obi wan darkkjedii??
The Note series has been "out" on the market over the last few years.
Did you know that?
17. darkkjedii (Posts: 12699; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
We'll say that then, you jumped on Han for improper communication, then you do the same thing bro.
19. Tizen007 (Posts: 522; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
That's different. I wasn't being sarcastic or criticizing him for the MISTAKE in his sentence structure. I honestly couldn't understand what he was trying to tell me. But in this case you can at least guess what the Note 4 meant man.
13. denialgg (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Jul 2014)
You shouldn't have faith in Samsung. Their build quality is terrible now because they are popular.I've also heard that the iPhone 6 will have an Intel cpu so you'll be wrong. (I'm not an apple fan, I hate apple)
21. Tizen007 (Posts: 522; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Samsung is manufacturing the new processor for Apple, and Qualcomm.
23. nithyakr (Posts: 80; Member since: 20 Jun 2014)
Specs don't mean that its better.
For an example, Qualcomm snapdragon Krait dual core processors beat Quad core Tegra series. So Just by looking at the spec sheet you can't judge a product.
Similarly the dual core Apple A7 processor with 1 GB of RAM beat Snapdragon 800 Processors with 2 GB RAM.
And iOS doesn't need that much power to run the OS unlike Android which is resource hogging.
26. xfire99 (Posts: 570; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)
A7 single core is slighly faster and slower in multicore perfomance. A7 gpu perfomance is also slower than S800.
So no, A7 isnt faster than S800 in total perfomance.
So, u cant judge a product by looking some misleading benchmarks on websites.
U need to see whole picture, duh.
27. nithyakr (Posts: 80; Member since: 20 Jun 2014)
Well according to anandtech and pcmag (if you say those benchmarks are misleading then I don't know what site you could trust) in almost all benchmarks Apple A7 beat Snapdragon 800.
I'm not saying that benchmarks give you a clear picture. I'm just saying that Apple A7 dual core processor with 1.3 GHz clock speed and 1 GB of RAM performs better than s800 Quad core processor with over 2GHz and 2 GB of RAM.
So Just by having more cores, higher clock speed and more RAM doesn't mean that you got a powerful phone.
I was referring to Tizen007's "iP6 will be no match to GN4 in specs." comment. Even though GN4 comes with more cores and more RAM, iPhone 6 COULD (not saying will) be more powerful since iOS is not that resource hogging like Android.
4. AfterShock (Posts: 2991; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Harder to scratch, easier to break.
They've known all along how this'll work out.
It probably be best to put it in the snobbier version, make others want it even after learning, its fragile now.
This is Apple!
6. HansGoneInsane (Posts: 401; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)
Apple is probably working on saphire glass for years. I am pretty sure they dealt with such issues.
8. AfterShock (Posts: 2991; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
So has Rolex, I bet they say, it can't be thin enough to flex for touch, and not shatter from impact.
But yeah, your right, let's see what happens as I'm just speculating.
7. Tizen007 (Posts: 522; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Yup they're a bunch of jerks.
Note 4 always maintained its premium offers to the customers; and it will continue to do so.
For the people who don't like the design, well that's not what Samsung aimed for. They went for the customers who wanted truly high end specs.
Now as everybody would know, they're becoming conscious of the design they apply: It's gonna be a beast.
10. gigaraga (Posts: 1381; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
128GB + Sapphire Glass = Wallet instantly disappears
12. fzacek (Posts: 2233; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
Another move by Apple to suck more money out of people's wallets...
29. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6741; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Only idiots will stand in line to camp out just for a phone.
24. TheFirm (Posts: 33; Member since: 05 Jun 2014)
I agree, apple should be in business to lose money, not make money
14. iZman48 (Posts: 8; Member since: 17 Jul 2014)
Analysts say so many things its confusing. Apple will not sell a 128 GB phone with sapphire and 64 GB without.that would be dissapointing.I have not used apple products much. I have a nexus device. But it is highly unlickly they will do that.its not their style.
18. naittosan (Posts: 234; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)
That's too bad,I was ready to get 3 of them when they came out. Back to the Samsung f series.