iPhone with Sapphire Display Glass Reportedly in Trial Production

iPhone with Sapphire Display Glass Reportedly in Trial Production

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An iPhone with a sapphire front display glass is reportedly in trial production, according to a new report. Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn is rumored to have successfully assembled at least 100 units with sapphire as glass display. Taiwanese newspaper Apple Daily first reported this news today.

Although 100 units may not seem like a lot, the initial production is a milestone as using sapphire instead of Gorilla Glass does make the manufacture process more complicated but ultimately results in a more durable and scratch resistant screen.

Additionally, Apple's two main sapphire suppliers -- Synopsys and Bern Optics are both working to invest in tools and equipment, another sign that Apple is working to ramp up production even further. Both companies currently provide the sapphire that covers the iPhone's rear-facing camera and the iPhone 5s' Touch ID sensor.

This isn't the first rumor that we have heard of a sapphire display. We could even see it earlier than most expect.

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iPhone with Sapphire Display Glass Reportedly in Trial Production
Vueapp - January 25, 2014 at 10:17am
Isn't sapphire brittle for drops? But it's nice to not rely on 3rd party companies for production. Most people I know use a screen covers so no real change for consumers IMO.
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Ken - January 25, 2014 at 12:26am
This is gonna scratch all my keys.
Hugo - January 24, 2014 at 9:32pm
That would be AWESOME
K - January 24, 2014 at 9:07pm
I hope iPhone comes with and without the scanner so people have more of a choice for which home button to prefer.
420Dud3 - January 24, 2014 at 10:59pm
You can always turn off Tuch ID
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