According to some analysts the iPhone 6 wont be made with Sapphire Glass on board
Previous rumours have been pointing towards a new kind of material for the iPhone 6 display. Up until now we’ve mostly seen Gorilla Glass used on the iPhone line of products but sources were claiming sapphire glass will now be used.
A number of analysts have now claimed Apple will not use the technology at all due to disappointingly low yields. Analysts at Trendforces LEDinside have said the material hasn’t been sent to the manufacturing centres, yet which suggests the production process hasn’t gone exactly to plan.
It doesn’t mean Sapphire Glass won’t be coming to the iPhone at some point, but at least the launch model will likely come with a replacement display technology. With two rumoured iPhone 6 models and two rumoured release dates it could be that the launch model comes with another kind of display whilst the follow up comes with the sapphire glass technology.
Another source from China has claimed the 4.7in version of the iPhone 6 started production in June and will be launching in June. It makes sense that this one will come without Sapphire Glass on board whilst the 5.5in version, which will launch in December, will come with the famed material on the front.
It’s not just the iPhone though, rumours did suggest the iWatch would be coming with the super-tough screen technology, but analysts have now claimed some problems have stopped production there as well. Originally Apple was working on using sapphire glass with a flexible OLED panel but the analyst sources have now claimed it has proven more problematic than first thought.
Take all this with a big pinch of salt, none of it is confirmed until it comes from Apple itself.
Yesterday it was almost confirmed that the iPhone 6 will come with NFC technology onboard thanks to a leaked motherboard.