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Apple is gearing up with GT Advanced to produce Sapphire Crystal displays at its Arizona plant

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We have been speculating for months about the function of the new sapphire crystal treatment plant that Apple is preparing together with GT Advanced in Arizona. Right now this material is used to cover the camera and the Touch ID of the new iPhone 5s, but it seems that there is no turning back right now .

Apple has just been supplied with sapphire glass treatment ovens, but the use of these ovens does not seem to be exclusively oriented to the manufacture of the camera sensor and Touch ID glass. These furnaces have quality control systems that could not test something so small.

Apple is gearing up with GT Advanced to produce Sapphire Crystal displays at its Arizona plant
Apple is gearing up with GT Advanced to produce Sapphire Crystal displays at its Arizona plant

Logic speaks of the fact that it would be screens that could manufacture and control their quality. We would be talking about between 100 and 200 million screens a year which would be capable of producing these ovens. These are automated systems (from the brand Intego) that are capable of executing quality controls on each screen they produce.

These new machines clear up any doubts about Apple’s intentions with this new plant. Apple seems to bet on this material for its next iPhone, so the iPhone 6, of (presumably) 5 inches screen will have this material in its manufacture, which in the video we show you is very resistant.

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