Apple reveals more details of their future sapphire cover glass

“On May 22, 2014, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals more details relating to sapphire cover glass for future iDevices,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“Today, Apple’s Home Button uses laser cut Sapphire,” Purcher reports. “In the future, it may simply be an extension of the cover glass that will also cover any bezel construction.”

Purcher reports, “The use of sapphire cover glass may extend to many products including the iPhone, an iMac, a MacBook (Pro or Air), ultraportable computers and monitor display devices.”

Read more, and see Apple’s patent application illustration, in the full article here.


  1. News flash! Sapphire glass may be used for OTHER things! What a great report, I would have never guessed, notify the president and get this man a medal!

  2. I find GTAT to be cheap, considering how many hundred million devices sapphire could be on in a few years. Man made sapphire boules in mass production says alot to me…the only thing harder is a diamond. Corning just may be shuddering.

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