GT Advanced Technologies Begins Shipping Sapphire to China for Apple Products

Jordan Kahn, 9to5Mac:

Apple for the first time started shipping sapphire from its new plant in Arizona to its suppliers in China ahead of ramping up the operation with more furnaces capable of supplying larger quantities. The news comes from UBS Research’s Q1 preview on GT Advanced Technologies […]

Possibilities: sapphire cover glass for displays, sapphire cover glass for Touch ID and camera, sapphire substrate for LED backlights, sapphire cover glass for iWatch/iBand, or a combination.