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    Default is the top and bottom of the back iPhone 5 made of sapphire crystal?

    If I recall, Apple say that the camera lens is made of sapphire crystal, but I am not too sure if the top and the bottom of the back is made of the sapphire glass. But it sure feel like a glass to me.

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    Default Re: is the top and bottom of the back iPhone 5 made of sapphire crystal?

    It’s glass... probably Gorilla Glass from Corning... doubtful it’s the same sapphire material used in the camera lens.
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    Default Re: is the top and bottom of the back iPhone 5 made of sapphire crystal?

    The external cover is Sapphire Crystal. Not the lens. The remainder of the top and bottom are of the same type of glass as the front.
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    Default Re: is the top and bottom of the back iPhone 5 made of sapphire crystal?

    It's made of diamonds and billy goat fur.
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    Default is the top and bottom of the back iPhone 5 made of sapphire crystal?

    Here's a breakdown. The camera lens is standard glass. The lens cover, the part that's on the outside of the phone, is sapphire crystal to prevent scratching. The upper and lower inserts on the rear of the phone are standard Apple glass, which seems to be Corning's Gorilla Glass 2.
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    i see, thx for the answer

    just for fun, i look at the product list of gorilla glass.



    i dont see apple name in it, even though there is a disclaimer that not all products are listed due to NDA, but isn't Apple brag their glass made of GG? is it a public knowledge?
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    Default is the top and bottom of the back iPhone 5 made of sapphire crystal?

    Quote Originally Posted by gameson View Post
    i see, thx for the answer

    just for fun, i look at the product list of gorilla glass.



    i dont see apple name in it, even though there is a disclaimer that not all products are listed due to NDA, but isn't Apple brag their glass made of GG? is it a public knowledge?
    Apple hasn't confirmed that it is Gorilla Glass but independent testing has. Apple doesn't publicly release partner or supplier names. That's just their policy b
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    Default Re: is the top and bottom of the back iPhone 5 made of sapphire crystal?

    Made of glass on the black model, some sort of ceramic on the white one, from what i've read..
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    Default Re: is the top and bottom of the back iPhone 5 made of sapphire crystal?

    Quote Originally Posted by gameson View Post
    i see, thx for the answer

    just for fun, i look at the product list of gorilla glass.



    i dont see apple name in it, even though there is a disclaimer that not all products are listed due to NDA, but isn't Apple brag their glass made of GG? is it a public knowledge?
    That's because apple doesn't want to have to pay the licensing fees for saying they use gg.
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    That's because apple doesn't want to have to pay the licensing fees for saying they use gg.
    What rubbish!! If Apple are using GG, Corning wouldn't supply without fees - providing of course that they are needed.
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    Default Re: is the top and bottom of the back iPhone 5 made of sapphire crystal?

    Rubbish? It's actually a pretty standard business practice on a product that doesn't need such details to sell well...automotive companies do this all the time, outsourcing parts like special windshields and hundreds of other things but paying to simply include it without having to announce to the world who makes it. The iPhone doesn't need to scream to the heavens it uses gorilla glass in order to attract consumers (if that is even the screen manufacturer in the first place).
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    Default is the top and bottom of the back iPhone 5 made of sapphire crystal?

    I think i want the whole screen on the 5s or else iPhone 6 to be sapphire. electronics and economies of scale will be affordable enough by then to keep the phone starting at $199 on contract, right?

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    Default Re: is the top and bottom of the back iPhone 5 made of sapphire crystal?

    I have to agree with you on that. Apple simply doesn't tout who their suppliers are because they don't want to a) advertise for them, b) they don't need to since people know its got Gorilla Glass and c) it's got fairy dust and angels kisses on it too.

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