New iPhones: Now With Less Sapphire

Sapphire glass covers on the new iPhone models are less likely all the time. According to a report from LED Inside, orders should have been placed in large numbers by now, and thus far those orders do not exist in numbers to provide iPhone 6 glass by the expected fall debut of the new iPhone model.

We have heard rumblings about future iPhone models having sapphire glass fronts, but it now appears that sapphire material will only be used as the camera lens and Touch ID sensors, just as on the current models. Supply chain analysts are predicting that those two items alone will dictate demand and manufacturing levels through the end of this year.

So far there are no conclusions about the iWatch cover, LED Inside says more analysis is required to determine the impact of the expected device on sapphire production.