Over the past couple of weeks there have been countless rumors about the iPhone 6 sapphire screen and how Foxconn has already manufactured prototype units that use said sapphire screen instead of Corning’s Gorilla Glass. There is still a lot of time left till Apple is due to unveil its next generation iPhone, if it decides to stick with conventional release cycles, but the influx of rumors continues at a constant pace. Chatter coming in from Taiwan suggests that cost is one major factor deterring Apple from using sapphire screens in the iPhone 6, which is why it has apparently made the decision to not go down this road.
Rumor has it that Apple finds it hard to add the sapphire screen to iPhone 6 without increasing its cost, which is believed to be one of the major reasons why it may stick with Gorilla Glass. On the other hand, this apparently does not deter the company from using this very material in its much rumored iWatch. Chatter also hints at the possibility of iWatch having a sapphire screen, with its 2 inch diagonal display apparently not doing much to raise the cost. It should be kept in mind though that there have been a plethora of rumors about the iWatch and so far Apple hasn’t even dropped a hint to signal if its actually contemplating a move into the wearable device market.
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