IPhone 6 To Have Sapphire Coating But No May Release

By 04:50 Mon, 19 Jul 2021 Comments


Apple and Gorilla Glass will be parting ways with the release of their iPhone 6, as the Cupertino-based tech giant will be switching to sapphire screen-coating for their next line of smartphones.

Sapphire coating has been used in high-discontinue watches for a while due to its high-longevity and scratch-resistance.




Currently, sapphire coating has only been used on iPhone capturing camera lenses and the iPhone 5s fingerprint sensor. The upcoming iWatch will supposedly like sapphire coating as well.

And the company behind Apple's sapphire coating, GT Advanced, stands to create a pretty penny from their deal. They are looking at $500-$700 Million for the first six months, since coating a display with sapphire costs 3-4 times more than coating it with Gorilla Glass (which only costs $3 per screen).

Although the specific number of displays GT Advanced will be producing isn't known, we do know they haven't produced enough to create a May shipment date of the iPhone 6. Analysts believe that, based on GT Advanced's shipments, that the iPhone 6 will be ready for sale come September 2014.

Anyone excited to see how the sapphire displays will hrecent up on the iPhone 6?

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