“The speculation is building. Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6 almost certainly looks poised to sport this wild new technology. With the company’s newly forged partnership with sapphire crystal maker GT Advanced Technologies it’s rumored that Apple is readying new devices that will sport sapphire crystal displays — particularly the iPhone 6,” Daniel Sparks writes for The Motley Fool. “As the typical fall launch timeframe for Apple’s next-generation iPhone lineup approaches, a few videos have surfaced showing the impressive capabilities of the material. Could Apple’s iPhone 6 display be nearly indestructible?”
“On the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, pure sapphire comes in at an impressive 9, making it “the second hardest naturally occurring material on Earth,” according to YouTube tech reviewer Marques Brownlee,” Sparks writes. “This sort of hardness enables sapphire to hold up against considerable efforts to damage it.”
“Best of all, as Fool senior technology specialist Evan Niu recently explained, it’s not going to be easy for competitors to imitate this impressive feat Apple seems to have achieved with sapphire covers,” Sparks writes. “In an increasingly competitive smartphone market, Apple’s sapphire display could be the differentiating factor Apple needs to stand out with the iPhone 6.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]