Gorilla Glass is out and Sapphire is in for upcoming iPhones
iPhones might be some of the most fragile devices in the eyes of consumers, but Apple is working hard to change that and make them “drop proof” in a way that no other mobile device can maintain.
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According to Appla Balla, there are new patents that have been filed by Apple, giving us an insight into the kinds of things that we can expect from the next generation, but specifically the sturdy features that are making them stronger than ever. First, there is the inclusion of sapphire glass that is going to replace the Gorilla Glass that Apple has used in the past. Sapphire glass is being produced at several of their facilities and it is set to be the strongest that they have produced. Keeping that display in place is going to be the new LiquidMetal that is injection molded into a shape that will firmly hold the screen in place.
This will also make a much stronger bond between the glass display and metal chassis, replacing the rubber gasket that crudely stopped breaks before. This will be the first time that these two things have been used in mobile devices, so it isn’t known for sure what we can expect out of it, but the fact remains that this is a very big innovation in terms of making iPhones and iPads stronger than they have ever been. If you have had trouble with breakage in the past, this is the perfect time to stay tuned for something that might help make that concern a thing of the past.