When the first iPhone was released, it was pretty much similar to the Ford Model T – you could only get it in one make, and one color to boot. However, the passage of time has seen Apple come up with more and more options for their iPhone range, and as of last count, the iPhone 5s would arrive in a choice of several colors, where gold proved to be the most popular among the lot for obvious reasons. Having said that, an investment note from analyst and GTAT investor Matt Margolis points to the possibility of you having a say in whether you want the upcoming 4.7” iPhone 6 to arrive in either sapphire or Gorilla Glass for its screen.
Sources that are close to Foxconn’s manufacturing operations do point in the general direction that the 4.7” Phone 6 is being assembled into a couple of models – one that will feature a sapphire cover screen version, while the other version would feature the classic standby, Gorilla Glass. Of course, one should always take in such news with a pinch of salt, since Margolis himself is heavily-invested in GTAT’s sapphire plant.
Needless to say, if this were to turn out to be true, an iPhone 6 with a sapphire display would definitely arrive with a premium over the vanilla, Gorilla Glass-infused model. Perhaps we will know for sure when September 9 arrives, yes?