As the iPhone6 releases, Apple and Gorilla Glass will have separate ways because it has been stated that the Cupertino-based tech giant is going to move on to sapphire screen-coating for their next line of smartphones. Because of the high reliability and durability, the use of sapphire coating has mostly been associated with high end watches and now it is going to move on to luxury mobile devices as well.
Up till now, the coating was used for the iPhone camera lenses and the iPhone 5s fingerprint sensor but now the iWatch will get to reap the benefits of this coating too. GT Advanced is the name behind Apple’s sapphire coating and it has obviously gained a lot of profits from the deal with Apple. This involves a deal of $500-$700 Million for the first six months and it seems reasonable since coating a phone with sapphire will cost up to four times more than it costs to line a phone with Gorilla Glass which is also a very cheap alternative (costing only $3 per screen). The exact number of the displays GT Advanced will be producing is still not known but we do know one thing that they haven’t produced enough to start a May shipment.
Miranda Lambert nominated for 9 CMA Awards this Year
Miranda Lambert showed her soft side for a 7 year old fan with cancer. She kept wiping her tears off when she sang “Over You” for a 7 year old cancer patient in Texas on Saturday. And she was also nominated for 9 CMA awards this year.
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