A new rumor indicates Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will be ready to launch the 4.7 inch iPhone 6 in September while the larger 5.5 inch phone may launch at a later date. It is also rumored Apple may push production for the iPad Air and iPad Mini to a later date as well. This report, which was first noted on G for Games and Taiwan-based newspaper UDN.
iPhone 6 Phablet production delays predicted
It is also rumored first production capacity will be limited. By the fourth quarter, production capacity is expected to be up by 85%. This may be attributed to Foxbots, robots that were designed to help employees manufacture goods. It’s been rumored for a while that Apple would launch two versions of the iPhone 6 including a 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch version. The latter would be designed specifically to compete against phablets from Apple’s biggest competitors like HTC and Samsung.
One key feature that’s rumored to be featured the upcoming iPhone 6 is the sapphire display. This display makes for a better screen because of its scratch resistant capabilities. This has the same chemical compound as aluminum oxide, sapphire jewel, and sapphire crystal form.
The benefits of using sapphire glass
Sapphire is one of the hardest minerals. In fact, on the Mohs scale, corundum ranks a 9 out of the scale of 1 to 10. Diamond ranks the highest on the scale at 10. A new video the a purported iPhone 6 sapphire screen has bending capabilities. This could be a real possibility if the sapphire is free from flaws.
Sapphire glass is sometime stronger than glass depending on things like purity levels and if it was combined with elements which is sometimes done to cut costs. Gorilla Glass maker Corning isn’t to concerned with the matter right now. Sapphire glass was also initially thought to be more expensive than others because production tends to be more expensive. However, for glass all you need to do is place it in a molten tin and it will come out flat.