Apple might have possible plans to use Sapphire in building future products
A patent filing indicates that Apple is very serious about using Sapphire in their upcoming electronic products.
According to Apple Balla, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a patent filing on Tuesday, stating a process which can be executed by Apple in order to build a consumer electronics product, using Sapphire- the second largest stone in the world after diamond.
Apple has applied sapphire into its iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S. In case of iPhone 5, sapphire was used for the purpose of protecting the rear lens. However, sapphire has been integrated into Touch ID-the fingerprint sensor of the recently unveiled iPhone 5S.
The patent application gives a description about Apple’s systematic approach of preparing sapphire which might be used for more efficient, effective and relatively less expensive electronic products. The valuable material can also be integrated with glass.