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Sapphire iPhone screen rumors get a boost:

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Posted in Hardware on 8th Feb, 2014 12:57 AM by AlexMuller

Apple’s next iPhone may feature a strong, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal display.The company now has the equipment to start mass producing such a screen for its upcoming iPhone models, according to a report from 9to5Mac. Apple manufacturing partner GT Advanced has obtained machines enabling it to inspect sapphire for display-sized components.

 
These large machines suggest sapphire screens, not sapphire camera lenses or home buttons. The SEC filing, meanwhile, says that GT Advanced will not produce “sapphire goods” for anyone but Apple without express written permission from the company.
 
A sapphire screen would be a prominent addition to Apple’s future iPhone models. Current iPhones feature Gorilla Glass displays.
 
Apple is pushing hard to bring its Mesa, Arizona manufacturing plant online. Apple CEO Tim Cook has admitted the plant will produce sapphire crystal for future devices, but he has declined to elaborate.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-02-08
+2
Apple needs to keep improving its products. For this one, sapphire crystal display, I am not sure how much improvement this is going to be or how much this would be important to users
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-02-08
+1
I am not sure that this would be a big improvement. Most people who use smartphones will never have a cracked display.
This makes more sense for watches that had sapphire crystals for decades Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-02-08
+2
The improvement that Sapphire can bring is clear to me. The material is harder than glass and will not crack, scratch or shatter. This means that such Apple devices could be carried around without cases and the fear of damaging the screen
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-02-08
+1
Another uncertain information that puts Apple in the news. Recently here was a talk about Apple patent that could lead to solar-powered touchscreen displays Reply


 

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