Apple shipping sapphire to China for iPhone 6 display
It's not exactly a secret that the iPhone 6's display is going to be made out of sapphire for extra scratch resistance. Now UBS Research's first quarter preview on GT Advanced Technologies, which is the company that's been contracted by Apple to create all of the sapphire for the iPhone 6 display, shows that they've begun shipping sapphire screens to China.
GT Advanced has enough equipment to produce 100 million iPhone displays a year, if they should desire to make that many. Seeing as the next generation iPhone is going to have a purportedly 5” screen, it might be a big enough change that'll make the iPhone fly off the shelves in a frenzy like never before.