“People familiar with the matter,” which could technically include me and maybe even you, claim sapphire iPhone 6 configurations are coming, but the super hard, nay, scratch proof material will appear on high-end models.

AppleInsider, quoting a pay walled Wall Street Journal article, reports only high-end iPhone 6 models, both 4.7 and 5.5 inch versions, will come equipped with sapphire protective display coverings.

Those sources suggested that the sapphire screens might appear on variants of both the 4.7- and 5.5-inch versions of the iPhone 6, but sapphire-covered models will be more expensive and rare.

It has been rumored for months that Apple might charge a premium for the iPhone, up to $100 more. Previously, those rumors seemed off base, but with this new detail now make more sense(-ish).

While Apple is expected to eventually move all iPhones to sapphire protected displays, production delays at Apple’s massive new sapphire factory in Arizona have slowed the company’s plans.

iPhone 6: Regulator Approved

Manager Magazine (Thailand, Google Translation) reports that the iPhone 6 has been approved for sale in the Southeast Asian kingdom.

However, other than the fact that the iPhone 6 will be sold through three carriers in Thailand, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC, the local regulator) does not have information about when Apple’s next-gen smartphone will go on sale.

Of course, all of these maybes will turn into real shipping iPhone 6s, probably sometime on or after September 9…

What’s your take?

Via MacRumomrs

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