Apple support claims both new iPhones have scratch-proof sapphire glass displays

Apple support claims both new iPhones have scratch-proof sapphire glass displays
Tim Cook & Crew had a lot of nice things to say about the new iPhones tonight, but there was zero mention of their displays being covered in sapphire glass. The extra-tough material was rumored as a possible extra to the new iPhone, and some even saw its absence as a major disappointment. 

But look at this - an anonymous PhoneArena reader sent as an alleged voice recording of his phoning three Apple representatives at 1800-MY-APPLE and asking whether the new iPhones have sapphire-covered displays. At least two Apple representatives on the line - members of the sales team and their supervisors - confirmed that both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus feature sapphire-covered, scratch-proof displays. We also heard a representative confirm the iPhones will be up for pre-order this Friday, September 12. Of course, the possibility for a misinformation or a misunderstanding is always there, but the information we've got at the moment seems pretty clear-cut.

The 7-minute voice recording is linked to at the end of the news piece.

Thanks for the tip!

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1. wilsong17 unregistered

How many article about iPhone why not just make one with all the phone features

3. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 2014

This happens every phone launch / announcement, a million compare articles a million random interviews, tons of leaks, polls etc.

7. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

They do this for every major release. Did you not see the flood of Note 4 articles last week. Get over it or go to another site.

23. engineer-1701d unregistered

its not sapphire its ion hardened glass the sapphire kept breaking 2 months ago during test and light panels to dim

31. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I dont believe this report, sapphire was the only so called innovation which was bragged as amazing in ip6 and there is nothing else in apple's sleeves to brag about in ip6... if cook didnt mentioned in the presentation then no sapphire otherwise they might have given an extra one hour presentation about special iSapphire which will be better than normal saphhire(how? nobody knows but it will be better)

2. Busyboy unregistered

It has to be Gorilla Glass, I mean PapaSmurf even said so.

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You again. They didn't mention Sapphire Glass in their keynote, so what's left to wonder?

9. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Man, iFan dreams never die apparently, maybe next year has apparently turned into maybe next week. They didn't mention sapphire at all in their keynote, I am pretty sure some random phone called people would not know better.

20. engineer-1701d unregistered

They mentioned ion infused hardening. The sapphire glass was only used on watch

25. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Fancy wording for gorilla glass most likely.

29. dushyant

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

this is most likely a gorilla glass with some anti scratch coating and a fancy name.

5. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

But it should be? All the leaks (dunno if reliable though) show that the front panel was made of sapphire glass.

8. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

The leaks said should be, not was ,and Tim Cook wouldn't have left out such an important feature if it was there

13. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

it's just like samsung advertisement. show features one at time is better ads strategy rather show all in one go.

19. tedkord

Posts: 17489; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

This wasn't an ad, it was an unveiling, and at an unveiling you put out the most important, best features. If it had sapphire, that would have been plastered all over the video screen.

24. engineer-1701d unregistered

leaks are not all real buddy, or i would have a hoverboard and be in flying car

6. drassem

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Game over, phonearena. Note 4 is the king smartphone of 2014

10. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

it was already over on 09/03/14

11. feeth

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 14, 2014

2014 isnt over yet. keep in mind new nexus might come big. it prolly will.

12. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

good point +1

26. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

The note 3 is nearly a year old and it is still a top shelf phone that is not slouch against new flagships.

14. YourNickname

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

This is ridiculous and reaching. Keynote would emphasize the crap out of sapphire display, videos, demonstrations, statistics, belly dancers, bear on a bicycle, etc, etc. Oh but looky two low level phone operator salesmen and their supervisors at the end and second to the end of the chain apparently know secrets and hidden information. Poor excuses for articles, phonearena.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31670; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

9-19-14 no work, all iPlay.

17. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Good one :p , That are your thoughts on the iWatch? IMO its the same as every other smart-watch out there except S-gear (simcard ya kno)

16. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

Guys, help me out here. I've never owned an iPhone, only Android devices. The only Apple devices I own are a 15 inch MacBook Pro Retina and an iPad Mini. (Check my devices page in my profile). I'm am not impartial towards one brand or the other. But, I love Android phones and my phone portfolio is vast. I had a Note 2 and have a Note 3 right now, however I am thinking of keeping my 3 and grabbing the 128gb 6 Plus and just picking up the Note 5 next year. I figure it'd be a decent "break" from Android for a year until the Note 5 is released next year. Thoughts? Don't be shy.

18. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

The Note 3 is still a very powerful device so it should hold nicely for another year so i think you should get the Iphone. I was torn between the z3,Note 4 and the iphone but i'm a bit dissapointed in the iphones camera so its going to feel like a downgrade from my z1 and i'm very dissapointed the "premium" build quality (glued parts) that Sony xperias offer so i'm going with the note. But the iphone is not a bad choice either.. and upgrading from the note 3 isnt that big of a diffrence so go with the iphone.

32. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

plz give him a good advice atleast.... ProblemSolver15, please dont waste your money on iphone bcoz if you do the cost and benefit analysis then iphone is very highly priced as compared to the benefits it offer.... I twice wasted my money on iphone and it hurt me when someone waste their money on iphone... there are plenty of options out there, visit the markets and analyze by yourself physically which phone is good in a good price and which design is appealing your taste, but plz no iphone

21. superfans

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

I would prefer gorilla 3 + 3gb of ram , I mean why do we need an expensive glass for , give me more than 1gb of ram .

27. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

With a 64bit OS it makes no sense to use more than 1GB of ram = apple logic. If they wanted to impress spec people they would of put a 1440p display on the 5.5", a huge battery, 2.5-3ghz quad core, 4GB of ram, etc. But its applez that won't happen for 4-5 for iPhone while android will get it next year.

22. HildyJ

Posts: 343; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

The Apple phone reps lied (who'd a thunk it?). Page down through and the "inside view" labels the top layer as "glass".

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