Sapphire Crystal

Apple Watch’s Sapphire Cover Undergoes Scratch Test [VIDEO]

  Just hours before Apple Watch pre-orders go live, iPhonefixed, an iPhone repair, parts, and accessories store, managed to grab a 38 mm Apple Watch display cover. Apple claims that the cover is made of “brilliantly scratch-resistant sapphire crystal,” so the guys over at iPhonefixed decided to test that claim (via MacRumors). The stress test begins...

New Patent Details How Sapphire Cover Glass Can be Attached to iPhone

Even though Apple didn’t introduce the widely rumoured sapphire displays with its latest iPhone 6 / 6 Plus smartphones, it seems that the company is hard at work on bringing such a solution in the near future as evident from a new Apple patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, that describes the method of...

Here’s What Actually Went Wrong Between Apple and GT Advanced

Daniel Squiller, the COO of GT Advanced Technologies has just filed a revised declaration for public record, giving a more definitive account of where the deal between Apple and GT Advanced went wrong. According to Fortune’s Philip Elmer-DeWitt, Apple has been trying to suppress the story for last three weeks but now, it has finally been made public. "The...

Apple and GT Advanced Settle Their Dispute Amicably

GT Advanced and Apple have officially parted ways after settling their dispute amicably, Fortune is reporting. Calling the arrangement “oppressive”, GT failed to meet thresholds for getting the facility up and running, which led Apple to hold back payments in their $500 million deal. Now, GT Advanced will need to sell off equipment to pay Apple....

GT Advanced Asks for Court Permission to “Wind Down” Sapphire Plant

Apple’s sapphire crystal supplier GT Advanced may exit the sapphire manufacturing business, as it has asked the court for permission to "wind down" operations at its manufacturing plants in Mesa, Arizona, and Salem, Massachusetts (via the Wall Street Journal). The distressed company called its agreement with Apple to mass-produce sapphire glass for iPhones "oppressive and...

Sapphire Crystal Manufacturer Sues Apple for Camera Lens Patent Infringement

Apple is allegedly infringing Tera Xtal's sapphire lens patent, according to a patent lawsuit filed today in Taiwan by Tera Xtal. The sapphire crystal manufacturer alleges that Apple, Senao International, and Vibao sold products using Tera XTal's TW M438642 patent without the company's expressed authorization, reports LEDinside. The company is seeking a combined $9.88 million...