Why Apple gave Sapphire Glass a miss in the iPhone 6

Apple’s refusal to ditch Corning’s Gorilla Glass in favour of Sapphire glass in the iPhone 6 has raised consternation in some quarters. Here are the factors that infuenced Apple's decision.

Apple’s refusal to ditch Corning’s Gorilla Glass in favour of Sapphire glass in the iPhone 6 has raised consternation in some quarters.

Sapphire, which is believed to be more durable, thinner, scratch resistant, was expected to play a big role in revamping the display of new look iPhone. However, it only makes an appearance in the home button and camera lenses.

With that in mind here’s an infographic from the team at Visual Capitalist that explains why Apple decided to give Sapphire a miss this time around.

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