Sapphire Display

Apple Continues Work on Developing Sapphire Displays for iPhone

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has today published an Apple patent application that details a new method for manufacturing sapphire displays, confirming that the company is continuing its work on bringing sapphire displays to its smartphone, despite the major set back caused by bankruptcy of GT Advanced Technologies less than a year ago. According to CultOfMac,...

Foxconn Rumoured to Spend $2.6B on a Sapphire Display Factory for Apple

Looks like Apple’s plans for sapphire glass displays for its iOS devices are pretty much alive as a new report by Focus Taiwan (via G4Games) is claiming that Foxconn is planning to invest a hefty $2.6 billion on a display factory in Taiwan, which will supply components exclusively to Apple. The report also notes that Foxconn will likely...

Apple’s Sapphire Display Almost Confirmed By Former GT Employee

While neither Apple nor GT Advanced Technologies have made any official announcement regarding use of sapphire displays in forthcoming Apple products, the growing partnership between the two companies has strongly hinted so. Today however, MacRumors has pointed out that former GT product manager Paul Matthews is claiming on his LinkedIn profile that he played a key role...

Apple May Use Sapphire Display on 64GB iPhone 6 Only [Gene Munster]

According to the latest speculation from Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, a sapphire display may pop up on the iPhone 6 after all when it releases next month, though exclusively on the 64GB version (via CNET). Instead of upgrading all the new iPhones to sapphire, the analyst predicts that the Cupertino giant may limit its use initially. "We believe...

Apple Patents Use of Sapphire Displays in LiquidMetal iPhones

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has today granted Apple a new patent that describes a process in which an iPhone's sapphire display is joined with a bezel made out of LiquidMetal, AppleInsider is reporting. While the patent filing is over six years old, its grant comes at a crucial time as Apple has recently extended exclusive...

Can Smartphone Makers Copy Apple’s Sapphire Glass Production?

Unlike the use of machined-aluminum in electronics, a concept which Apple introduced a few years ago starting with the unibody MacBook, Apple's sapphire production will be much harder for other manufacturers to copy. According to an interesting report by The Verge, Apple is now moving into the business of producing sapphire crystal, rather than merely sourcing...

Apple’s Latest Patent Filing Tips Sapphire Displays in Upcoming iPhones

Apple’s latest patent application titled "Oleophobic coating on sapphire” published today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office may be the very first hard evidence that the Cupertino giant is indeed planning to include sapphire crystal in its next generation iPhone lineup. In addition to the illustration of an iPhone on the filing's cover page, AppleInsider notes that...

‘iPhone 6’ May Not Feature a Sapphire Display, The ‘iWatch’ Might [Report]

Earlier today, we reported that Apple’s next flagship smartphone a.k.a the 'iPhone 6' may feature a “bezel-free” display, further adding to previous speculations of an edge-to-edge sapphire display but now, another report by GforGames is claiming that the next iPhone iteration set to release later this year won’t sport a sapphire screen. Instead, the widely rumoured ‘iWatch' will be...