Sapphire shines when it comes to protecting future iPhones

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Sapphire shines when it comes to protecting future iPhones

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Apple seems to have big plans for sapphire with the latest clue coming from a freshly-published patent filing.

Published on Thursday by the US Patent and Trademark Office, a patent application dubbed simply “Attachment Techniques” describes ways to securely attach sapphire to an iPhone . Apple has already used sapphire for the lens cover on the iPhone 5 and the surface of the fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5S. But the company wants to expand its use, at least as envisioned in the patent filing.

As one example, sapphire could be used as a cover to better protect the screen of the iPhone . CNET’s own Jessica Dolcourt tested an iPhone with a sapphire cover and found it more durable and scratch-resistant than the Gorilla Glass currently used. Of course, Gorilla Glass-maker Corning argues that … [Read more]

Sapphire shines when it comes to protecting future iPhones


Sapphire shines when it comes to protecting future iPhones

 

Sapphire shines when it comes to protecting future iPhones

 

Sapphire shines when it comes to protecting future iPhones

 

Sapphire shines when it comes to protecting future iPhones

 

Sapphire shines when it comes to protecting future iPhones

Sapphire shines when it comes to protecting future iPhones

Sapphire shines when it comes to protecting future iPhones

Sapphire shines when it comes to protecting future iPhones

Sapphire shines when it comes to protecting future iPhones

Sapphire shines when it comes to protecting future iPhones

Sapphire shines when it comes to protecting future iPhones

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