Important differentiator between SS and sport model

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  1. twinshastra macrumors newbie

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  2. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    Now I'm not entirely certain, but I think you're reading that wrong. I believe they're trying to say that on most models, the display is laminated to sapphire, implying that the Sport model is laminated to the ion-glass instead.
     
  3. twinshastra thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am not convinced either... If it were true then they would just say that for all models and they specifically don't say that for the sport models. They say " On watches in the Sport collection, protection is provided by strengthened Ion-X glass."

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    I think I might be reading too much into it but apart from the materials, this could be a key differentiator for the higher price of SS model as screen lamination adds some cost.
     
  4. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    The iPad air 2 has a laminated gapless screen, while the cheaper iPad mini 3 isn't laminated to the screen. Makes sense that they would forgo lamination in the cheaper watch.

    I think I also saw something somewhere about different amounts of light passing through sapphire vs. normal glass. Perhaps the lamination helps with that.
     
  5. twinshastra thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This might not be apparent at first look....but i can definitely see the difference between my wife's iPhone 5c and my 5s. The lamination would make for a bigger difference in readability on a much smaller screen. I hope some reviewers point this out ....if at all there is this issue.
     
  6. J4B3 macrumors regular

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    It would create a production headache to make one model with laminated glass and one without all in the same chassis. Laminating the glass allows for a thinner body, the component arrangement would have to be very different on the sport and SS for this to really work. I think it's just a clumsy sentence.
     

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