What if a smartphone would be able to stand drops, strong strikes or even throws with the screen intact? I guess all of us would be happy. Well iPhone 6 seem to fulfill these expectations as it comes up with a screen made of sapphire glass. Apple has very powerful lasers to cut the sapphire wafer which they have grown, harvest and polished. Special lasers are required because sapphire is very hard and use of a conventional cutter would wear it quickly. Pretty good news for iPhone users that want to save some money but not care about their device as for an egg.
This technology has been used on iPhone 5 in the lens that cover the camera and also in the thin outside layer of the fingerprint sensor on iPhone 5S.
More sapphire glass?
We have been talking about iPhone till now. But we do not want to say that it’s the only area Apple will use its new technology. Maybe MacBooks, iPads, computers and tablets are some categories of products that will soon have an extra resistant screen made of sapphire glass.
We know nothing about the items we could wear but Apple has confirmed involvement of sapphire glass in the manufacturing process of Apple Watch. We hope to find out more about Apple’s intentions about sapphire glass because they are putting a new factory for sapphire in February right in Arizona.