Smartphones and Tablets Still Drive Demand for Cover Glass, as the Industry Looks to Smart Watches for Growth
Sapphire, the world's second-hardest material after diamond, just can't take the lumps that a large smartphone screen has to bear. Sapphire is fine for protecting watch faces and camera lenses, Corning says, but isn't as optimal for phones.
a few weeks before the iPhone announcement, Apple was going to use sapphire but dropped it because of yield issues. This is not true. My sources tell me that sapphire was never targeted for the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus and its role in future iPhones hasn’t even been decided yet. Also, anyone who knows the manufacturing process knows that to make tens of millions of screens for an iPhone launch, the orders for those screens had to be put in place well over six months ago and planned meticulously into the final manufacturing of these new smartphones.
OGS will become the leading technology direction of touch industry in recent years.There’re 3 benefits of OGS (One Glass Solution, namely, the integration of touch) :
(1) save the cost of a piece of glass and reduce a joint cost;
(2) reduce weight;
(3) increase the light transmittance.
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