Deciding which iPhone to buy could provemuch more difficult, assuming that a new report from analyst and GTAT investor Matt Margolis turns out to be correct.
On Thursday, the analyst said that all 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models will come with sapphire screens, while the 4.7-inch model will get either sapphire or Gorilla Glass depending on the specification. Hisassessment was first shared with9to5Mac.
According to sources close to Foxconns manufacturing operations the iPhone 6 will come built with sapphire cover screens in both sizes. These sources have also indicated that the 4.7 Phone 6 is being assembled in two varieties, a sapphire cover screen version and a version featuring Gorilla Glass. At this point I do not know the approximate mix between the two cover screen options on the 4.7 iPhone 6. My latest check on the 5.5 iPhone 6 indicates that all units of the device are expected to come protected by a sapphire cover screen at this point
Earlier this month, The Wall Street Journal said that only Apple’slong-rumored 5.5-inch iPhone 6 would feature sapphire glass. This latest rumoris the first to indicate that at least one 4.7-inch model would alsobe available with the stronger material.
Current iPhonesfeature displays made from Corning’s Gorilla Glass, withsapphire glass onlycovering the camera lens and Touch ID fingerprint reader of the iPhone 5s. Sapphire may also be used on Apple’s “iWatch.”
Apple is expected to unveil the next-generation device at a media event on Tuesday, Sept. 9.