It was precisely the month of February when it was estimated that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) might just go into mass production of devices with Sapphire glass! The interesting turn of events that followed included the assumption that Apple might just not be able to push up with the production and will have to resort to other Scratch resistant glass for the production of the larger models of iPhone. According to the recent reports that have come through, the production of Sapphire glass has been enough to serve the manufacturing needs of Apple’s iPhone and iWatch. The report has been put forward by the company with the duty to manufacture the Sapphire glass for Apple.
According to the report put forward by Matt Margolis, Apple has reportedly installed more that 2500 furnaces that is required for the manufacture of iPhone. According to the report, GT Advanced Technologies, the company hired to manufacture the Sapphire Glass for Apple has literally finished its installation works and is ready to start the process of manufacture once the final prepayment is done.
As a result of my most recent supply chain check I believe that the Mesa sapphire operations will have ample supply to cover the iWatch, the 4.7″ iPhone and the 5.5″ iPhone with full sapphire cover glass in 2014. Additionally, the maximum sapphire screen capacity of the Mesa facility is likely to exceed 200 million annual units.
It was Matt Margolis only who predicted that Apple might just move to other forms of Scratch resistant glasses for the larger models of iPhone. The rumors at this point stated that Apple will look forward to cover up the iWatch with Sapphire glass and keep the iPhone for other stuffs. But with the recent reports coming through, it seems that the issue has been well solved and the company is all set to make full productions.
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