“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
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?