The next iPhone users may have no need to buy screen protectors as Apple is pushing for unbreakable display screen made with sapphire. The US based electronic major has acquired a manufacturing unit in Arizona in partnership with GT to manufacture sapphire based parts for its next line of product.
The buzz about sapphire has been going wild in rumor cloud lately and now 9to5mac has a theory that supports the idea.With the help of an Analyst Matt Margolis the Apple report website 9to5mac has revealed that GT might be making sapphire screen for iPhone 6. According to the report Apple has ordered enough sapphire to make around 115 Million smartphone with 5 inch display screen.
It is noticeable that after buying the Arizona facility last year Apple has already put the precious gemstone into the touch sensor of iPhone 5S. The older iPhone 5 has also got a touch of sapphire that is placed in its back camera.
Sapphire which is known as one of the hardest material on the planet that comes second after Diamond and that the reason the gemstone is so costly.
However, cutting and shaping Sapphire furnaces is an expensive process but Apple’s partner has just discovered a cheap process to get the job done.
Putting a full slab of sapphire display could become a costly affair but Apple already had a patent for using thin sapphire covering on a display surface made from cheaper glass.
Although as always Apple is doing the best it can to be secretive about its upcoming product and not commenting on the buzz about sapphire.
But if the unbreakable sapphire screen display does come out in the upcoming iPhone 6 we suppose Apple will appeal a larger consumer market. Apple’s next smartphone which is expected to be dubbed as iPhone 6 is suppose to be release in May 2014.