I prefer scratch proof then waterproof or dust proof. And it will help retain its sell price.
But this will spell disaster for case / screen protector makers.
Anonymous, 02 May 2014I hope that sapphire screens will soon be adapted by all major OEMs (eg Samsung, Sony). I hope not. The price will be ultra expensive.
Let sapphire screen be iphone's and let their phone's price soars.
Just look at premium phone like vertu. They use sapphire and they cost both arms and legs
If it's really scratch proof, then I think sapphire glass is worth it. Screen protectors would cost you almost the same money over the years. When you're using SP, you have to change it once in a while due to the acquired scratches, dirt and bubbles. The rainbow pattern is also a bad thing if you're using cheap SP. If Apple would charge an additional $50 per unit on retail price, that's still acceptable. I don't think Apple would charge us $100 for that glass, the sapphire glass itself is an advertisement to get more consumers.
10 bucks per crystal slice will result in 100 bucks extra per phone. Nice business.
As for the use of it, i'm not sure it's really necessary. Maybe for camera lens protection like they already used, but for the rest, Gorilla Glass is more than enough. I could never scratch any Gorilla Glass and i was actually intentionally playing with screwdrivers and knives. Good thing might be that sapphire mass production might drive prices down even further.
Is sapphire's durability more of a placebo?
AnonD-197386, 02 May 2014great news , hope to hear about "camera / ram / processor soon" :DI don't think there would be a drastic change in those specs. 1.5-2 ram, 13-16mp and A8 may be a dual-core with less faster processing speeds and less power consumption.
With the current specs and superb performance, I can't even imagine how great it would be with those proposed specs...
AnonD-197386, 02 May 2014great news , hope to hear about "camera / ram / processor soon" :DCamera: Still 8mp but much improved because of new tech
RAM: 2gb DDR3
Processor: Latest spill (not very reliable) 1.2ghz quad core
But the GPU is said to be very powerful. So watch out for that instead.
I hope that sapphire screens will soon be adapted by all major OEMs (eg Samsung, Sony).