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Report: Mass production of sapphire glass screens for the Apple iPhone 6, to begin this month

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Report: Mass production of sapphire glass screens for the Apple iPhone 6, to begin this month
According to a report published on Sunday, mass production of the sapphire screens expected on some of the new Apple iPhone 6 models, is expected to begin this month. A report that we passed along to you the other day, said that Apple plans on using the sapphire glass on more expensive variants of its 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6, and 5.5 inch Apple iPhone 6L. This happens to confirm earlier information that we've told you about.

Back in June, brokerage giant J.P. Morgan passed along to its clients, a report stating that Apple might use sapphire glass on the 128GB version of the 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6. KGI securities' Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, said earlier this year that the 64GB version of the 5.5 inch iPhone 6, would be the only model that could take advantage of the sapphire glass. Both comments indicate that less expensive models of the phone will be relying on Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

If Apple is going to use sapphire glass only on the priciest cuts of its meaty smartphone, it would also explain why a front panel, purportedly belonging to a 4.7 inch iPhone 6, was able to be scratched by sandpaper. Sapphire is one of the hardest materials on earth, surpassed only by diamonds, and should not receive a scratch from sandpaper. Early this year, we told you that Apple had received a patent for a process that cuts sapphire wafers, allowing the material to be used in consumer products.

source: TheGuardian

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posted on 17 Aug 2014, 16:16 1

1. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Good. Thanks for the great news.
Now, where is the regular bashing Samsung article? Can't wait.

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 16:31

2. HamzAmin (Posts: 79; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)


I don't think that news is true as Apple would have done that at this point of production. One month left in the launch and they are manufacturing the glass NOW? Either this news is for the later 5.5" or fake...

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 16:38 1

3. Finalflash (Posts: 1872; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


I doubt we'll see sapphire in any model of the iPhone 6. Seeing as how we are less than a month away from release, to produce and then add the screens to their respective iPhones now would just be a ridiculously quick job which isn't how you make reliable devices. The sapphire is likely only for the phablet iPhone the watch (one of which definitely exists). Making two different iPhone models withing a single line is way too much confusion for consumers and isn't really Apple's way.

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 16:45

4. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Selling more of 64gb version make sense. It's just Apple's way.

I doubt , though, if there is sapphire display AT ALL. Even doubt 5.5" iPhone.(not this year at least)
All that rumors are more like just pumping the APPL stock.

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 20:01

7. Finalflash (Posts: 1872; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


They can't though, putting a sapphire display on a chassis designed for a GG display would mean it would have to accommodate a thicker piece of glass. That would require a different design altogether. It would also make that iPhone that much thicker and dimmer and what not. If they actually do that, they will probably harm themselves more than help.

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 22:50

8. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


It's still possible.
But you have a point, and I tend to agree with you here.

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 17:13

5. darkkjedii (Posts: 12358; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Bring it on Apple. 9-9-14!!!

posted on 17 Aug 2014, 19:26

6. SemiFinal (Posts: 57; Member since: 26 Jul 2014)


Key word: expected. I really hope this happens but I'm not gonna hold my breath.

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