, the technology is impressive. The glass, although flexible, has also been reported to be incredibly brittle when cracked. No more using your phone, even with a few cracks, unless you’re looking to get a few slices on your fingers. Sapphire glass has already been found on the rear camera and the home button for the previous iPhone 5S. It has also been used on high-end watches. The glass seems to be a perfect fit for Apple so far.
GT Advanced Technologies has been hired by Apple to manufacture all of their sapphire glass. It is estimated that they have received $440 million out of the $538 million agreed with Apple. GTAT focuses on innovative crystal growth equipment. We are curious as to how Corning Incorporated, the creators of Gorilla® Glass, will react to their new competition. Currently Corning Inc. dominates the market, with Gorilla glass found on over 1.5 billion consumer electronics. Corning Inc. is currently working on a thinner glass with the same durability. They have also begun working on an antimicrobial technology to eliminate bacteria and germs found on the glasses surface. Corning is stepping up their game but thus far sapphire glass seems to be more durable overall. More leaks coming soon on the new iPhone 6 in the next coming months.
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Author - Javier
As owner of Service Nerd, inc. I take great pride in all aspects of my repair business. I hope that reading this blog helps you make an informed decision for your iPhone, iPad, iPod and Mac needs.