iPhone 6: No Sapphire Cover Glass, Why?

Matt Margolis, Wall Street Forensics:

The plan as of a “weeks ago” was to include a sapphire covered iPhone 6 in yesterday’s launch. The issue that emerged is that the finishers were still having trouble creating the sapphire edges and yields were only at 25% or less.


I have been told the issue was not on GT’s side of the house but solely resides within the finishers involved in the process (Biel and Lens Tech).

Perhaps next year, with the iPhone 6s.