So what is the Sapphire Shield? The details are extremely vague at this point, but it seems the product stands for an actual protective display covering for manufacturers, instead of a screen protector for customers. The announcement indirectly suggests that Kyocera is ready, or at least up to the task to deliver large quantities of sapphire displays to smartphone and wearable manufacturers.
Will Kyocera be the one to convince those loyal to Gorilla Glass that the time and place to switch to sapphire is already upon us? We're genuinely curious, because from what we know about sapphire glass, using it for anything bigger than a watch-face is impractical, to say the least. For example, those in the know say that the low yield of sapphire will push Apple to restrict sapphire coverings to higher-end iPhone 6 models.
via Android Central