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Old Jan 14, 2014, 12:58 PM   #26
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seems like everybody is happy to see this happening.
And if helps stop hardware leaks that's a good thing too. There were zero Mac Pro leaks prior to being announced last June.
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Old Jan 14, 2014, 01:02 PM   #27
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And if helps stop hardware leaks that's a good thing too. There were zero Mac Pro leaks prior to being announced last June.
who knows.
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Old Jan 14, 2014, 01:05 PM   #28
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Looks like Walter White's lab.

Yo Apple! Yo b*tches!
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Looks like Walter White's lab.

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Old Jan 14, 2014, 01:57 PM   #30
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Yep, GG is stronger but Sapphire is still much more scratch resistant. At some things (like where Apple uses it for the camera lens and the finger print) that really is more important.
I agree. I think that for now we are looking at co-existance with both GG and saphire living in the same device. for the iWatch I can see it going exclusively saphire - since its strapped to the wrist I think the scratch resistance becomes more important (which is why most high end watches go this route). On the phone where drops still cause screen breaks, I think the new GG is the way to go.
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Old Jan 14, 2014, 02:20 PM   #31
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Yay iPod Touch isn't dead!
The iPod touch is dead, just like the iWatch project. Smart phones have similar functions and generate more revenue (and do not have unusable small displays). Or in other words: Dream on!

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This is obviously for the all new iPod Classic!
Or for the PowerBook G5.

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Old Jan 14, 2014, 02:22 PM   #32
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Old Jan 14, 2014, 02:26 PM   #33
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Old Jan 14, 2014, 02:42 PM   #34
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Wild guess:

Ive -> Tim: If we laminate sapphire onto gorilla glass, the iphone would be super scratch resistant and feel great. Also, we might need it for the iWatch.
Tim: Great, I'll see what i can do
Tim -> Sapphire company: We want a lot of sapphire.
Sapphire co. -> Tim: We don't have a big enough facility, sorry.
Tim: We'll buy you a facility, but we want exclusivity.
Sapphire co. -> Deal!
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Old Jan 14, 2014, 02:57 PM   #35
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In this case, GT's sapphire production was already being done in the US.

The move from Massachusetts to Arizona was likely because electricity is about half the price, and sapphire production takes a lot of electricity.
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Old Jan 14, 2014, 03:33 PM   #36
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Yay iPod Touch isn't dead!
Yes, the specific mention of iPod here…. implies that there is a future for iPod manufacturing. iPod still has some life left for the foreseeable future.
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This is obviously for the all new iPod Classic!
Actually hope you are right!

There is a market there, fill it Apple!
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Old Jan 14, 2014, 04:39 PM   #38
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Old Jan 14, 2014, 10:30 PM   #39
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yay Saphhire

... and the screen..


but make it all the phone
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Old Jan 15, 2014, 06:59 AM   #40
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Old Jan 15, 2014, 09:08 AM   #41
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People don't buy Apple products because of what glass material they use. It's all transparent to them. (See what I did there?)
I honestly don't see what you're talking about.
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Old Jan 15, 2014, 11:23 AM   #42
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Stronger in what way? Is it denser than sapphire? If not then sapphire is still more scratch proof along with better material for finger print scanners and cameras. Also at what point does "stronger" matter any more? It can already take like 150 pounds in a direct area.
Yea Gorilla glass is strong but bottom line is that if you drop your phone on the glass face down or even on the edge, it is still very likely to break. This is not an iPhone thing, it is a phone thing. My organization just got new phones a few weeks back (we get new ones every fall) and within a week, two had been broken. One of them was on the knee of someone kneeling down and it fell less than 2 feet to the ground. My point is, phone glass is still a major weak point and any improvements are needed and appreciated. Numbers like you stated in your post of 150 pounds and marketing spin do not change the fact that phone glass still breaks easily when the phone is dropped.
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Old Jan 15, 2014, 12:14 PM   #43
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Yea Gorilla glass is strong but bottom line is that if you drop your phone on the glass face down or even on the edge, it is still very likely to break. This is not an iPhone thing, it is a phone thing. My organization just got new phones a few weeks back (we get new ones every fall) and within a week, two had been broken. One of them was on the knee of someone kneeling down and it fell less than 2 feet to the ground. My point is, phone glass is still a major weak point and any improvements are needed and appreciated. Numbers like you stated in your post of 150 pounds and marketing spin do not change the fact that phone glass still breaks easily when the phone is dropped.
Im pretty sure that is a weakness in glass and not Sapphire actually.
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