iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

iPhone 6 Gold, Silver, Space Grey 2014

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

The iPhone 6 still shipped packing Gorilla Glass displays, with later events revealing why Apple was not able to deliver this particular iPhone feature. However, the fact that sapphire manufacturer and Apple partner GTAT was unable to meet Apple’s contractual requirements might not necessarily be a bad thing for the iPhone 6, as a new MacRumors report reveals.

MacRumors mentions a previous Time report that said current sapphire glass technology is less than ideal, as the displays are thicker, more expensive, unable to transmit as much light and have up to double the reflectance of glass.

However, Soneira has been able to test new sapphire glass tech that will apparently be a breakthrough for smartphones in the future.

Even though it won’t mass-produce sapphire screens with GTAT, Apple is believed to still be interested in the technology for future iPhones, with Foxconn reportedly being the chosen supplier for such component.

It’s not clear at this time whether this year’s iPhone 6s models will have sapphire screens.





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