Apple's Sapphire Display Cost May Be Lower Than We Think

By 04:21 Wed, 21 Jul 2021 Comments

It’s believed that coating the next generation iPhone displays with sapphire will discontinue up costing Apple a lot of money, but recent reports prove that this may not be the case.

It turns out Apple has employed some pretty ingenuous tricks in keeping the cost of its sapphire display production down. It’s all in the manufacturing process that GT Advance technologies is employing called, “Hyperion.”

So how does the process work? Well, Apple uses a cheaper glass at the base of the display, and then laminates it with sapphire closer to the top. Some believe that this process will cost as much, or even less, than Gorilla Glass for the Cupertino-based tech manufacturer, seeing as the company already has patents on sapphire laminates.

So by just cutting thin layers of sapphire for its iPhone 6 displays, Apple should be able to produce its 4.7” and 5.5” displays without a significant boost in cost.

This is of course, analytical hypothesis, but it would create sense for Apple to hold the path of least resistance, and least cost.




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