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iWatch gets Sapphire Glass

Aug 15 2014, 8:41am CDT | by

WSJ says Apple will produce Sapphire glass for iWatch.

iWatch gets Sapphire Glass
 
 

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iWatch gets Sapphire Glass

Sapphire is back in the iPhone 6 and iWatch rumor mill. A while ago we carried a report that said that there are no signs in the Asian supply chain that would indicate that Apple is using sapphire for the iPhone 6 or iWatch. Now the Wall Street Journal features a report that has an explanation for that. Apple is producing the sapphire glass not in Asia, but right hre in the United States.

The WSJ report claims that Apple has invested $700 million in a sapphire plant in Arizona together wtith materials maker GT Advanced Technologies.

Apple is supposed to use sapphire glass on the iWatch and on the "more expensive iPhone." The more expensive iPhone is likely meaning the main iPhone line. The iPhone 6c will not get sapphire.

The cost of sapphire glass is dramatically higher than the current Gorilla glass. An analyst puts the cost of sapphire glass for the iPhone at $16. Gorilla glass costs $3. Why is Apple doing this? Sapphire glass is scratch resistant, but is it less likely to crack? 

Here is everything you need to know about the Apple iWatch.

 

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

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