Previous reports suggested that Apple is expected to launch the high-end iPhone 6 with the sapphire glass display because of production bottlenecks and high costs.
According to a new report, the sapphire glass for the upcoming iPhone 6 will go into mass production as early as this month.
The report says,
Near-unscratchable screens that are expected to be one of the biggest selling points of the iPhone 6 when Apple unveils the latest model in September are to go into large-scale production this month.
To create industrial quantities of man-made sapphire, the material already used to cover the fingerprint-sensing home button and camera lens on its phones, Apple has a $578m (£350m) deal with manufacturer GT Advanced Technologies, which has built a plant powered by renewable energy in Mesa, Arizona.
Earlier this year, Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities mentioned that the 64GB model of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will come with a sapphire glass display. This indicates that Apple will use the Gorilla Glass 3 in the basic 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models.
Apple is expected to hold an event next month where the company will announce the alleged iPhone 6. For those of you who don’t know, Apple is working on two new iPhone models carrying a larger screen size: 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch. The alleged device is expected to come with an A8 processor, improved camera and Touch ID sensor, bigger battery (1810 mAh for the 4.7-inch model and 2,915 mAh for the 5.5-inch model) and should feature iOS 8 as its operating system. We’ll update you as soon as get any other information.
We’ll update you as soon as we get more information.