Lack of sapphire glass orders indicates Gorilla Glass for the Apple iPhone 6?

Lack of sapphire glass orders indicates Gorilla Glass for the Apple iPhone 6?
Not that long ago, we showed you a video revealing how the alleged front panel for the Apple iPhone 6 can get easily scratched by sandpaper. That video seemed to rule out the use of sapphire glass by Apple for the iPhone 6. And that is confirmed by analysts from Trendforce, who say that they have yet to see enough orders make their way through the sapphire glass supply chain, to indicate that Apple will be using the material on its new models.

Because Apple is so big, it has footprints like an elephant in a market like this. The Register, another supply chain tracker, also sees no increase in the manufacture of sapphire glass. In addition, analysts see no drop off in orders at Corning, the company that produces Gorilla Glass. Apple currently employs Gorilla Glass on its iPhone displays.

Of course, one could argue that because Apple has its own factory in Mesa that will supposedly turn out sapphire glass, perhaps this would preclude certain data from showing up in the analysts' records. In February, we told you that Apple had purchased enough sapphire crystal furnaces to produce large Apple iPhone screens for 200 million units.

Or, as other analysts have suggested, Apple will use a sapphire glass screen on its higher priced models like the 128GB 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6. Connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has said that the 64GB 5.5 inch Apple iPhone phablet might be the only model that financially could take advantage of sapphire glass.

source: Forbes

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32 Comments

1. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

OMG! This is so exciting! Wow! This phone is going to be epic!!!!!! /s

5. rromerof

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 28, 2012

OMG!! Wow! I'm too excited either! The same thing with a 6 instead of 5S and a larger screen!! Wait... No thanks... I'll keep my Lumia 1020

9. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Windows phone? No thanks. Apps for my 2 major credit cards doesn't event exist :( American Express & Discover.

11. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

First time you posted a comment about WP.

16. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

And you've changed your old avatar

12. WinDroid

Posts: 77; Member since: May 20, 2014

If you don't use Visa/Mastercard you have bigger problems than what Phone OS you are using lol.

17. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

GTFO with your poverty credit cards. What makes you think that I don't have those as well?

26. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

Pretty sure his are just debit cards with a visa logo lol

14. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Same to It has no major bank apps

19. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Hehehe I like NL 1020 is really nice with W8.1 I think is going to be great.

18. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

/s = sarcasm :-/

28. abdulmukta1234

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 29, 2014

I have never been a big fan of iPhone but the iPhone 6 might just be a contender

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I really don't care at all...

22. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

y u comment here ?

3. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Bet they still cost as much though.

7. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Sapphire display is much worse(brittle) than Gorilla glass, but the name sound better. And that's what matters for the ifans. Like the "retina display" BS.

24. nithyakr

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

Well then don't buy any Android or WP with a sapphire display which will come after Apple products as Always. Stick to Gorilla Glass forever!

32. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

I don't think Apple intends to use sapphire glass for phone displays at all only using them on Iwatch and Fingerprint scanner on a bigger display Saphire glass is to brittle and with thinner phones they need to flex a little so sapphire is not ideal unless they use a really thin layer with other composite materials but even then sapphire is still not that great with flexing

4. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Sapphire glass = additional $50-$100 I dont know if that sounds exciting to ifans

6. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

No matter what display use Apple , they should call it "sapphire display" . Apple fans love such names , no matter what nonsense BS they are. Like "retina display". Oh, and Apple must patent the name "sapphire display" . In US that's possible. LOL

13. WinDroid

Posts: 77; Member since: May 20, 2014

They should call it "Diamond Display" and claim it's better than Sapphire display that some android phones might be using it. Sure it will sell a bunch to ifans lol.

21. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

and with "gundanium alloy"! for their metal parts. LOL

8. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Gorilla Glass 4!

15. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Dragontrail is better

27. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

source?

30. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

The best would be Willow glass.

10. cse.vicky unregistered

Or they may be keeping it for iPhone 6s :)

31. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

S for Sapphire.

20. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

iPhone 6, then 6s ._. No matter what they put on their phone, their gonna sell cause marketing is what matters.

23. 21babydoll12 unregistered

Regardless of how much I admire apple products for their design and creative thinking. This "man made" sapphire mineral just doesn't excite me at all. When it's man made its not real sapphire thus being a poor man's imitation of the real thing. If I'm shopping for a gemstone, I want the real deal not some "lab created knockoff" Carrying an expensive $700 phone with fake sapphire doesn't sound very enticing

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