iPhone 6 (codename: flavourstone)
was reading an article regarding the iPad and some offbeat speculation that the mini was delayed due to the application of a non-reflective treatment to the screen and it got me thinking and I'm not even going to try explain the thought process that got me here..
The sapphire Apple are producing in mass amounts might not be for single chunks of it but for finer dust that could be utilized in compounds made with sapphire. Used in this way would be cheaper and faster and would potentially make for a viable alternative to Gorilla Glass should that compound be for a screen or screen process.
For example, non-stick surfaces were made for increased hardness and scratch resistance using titanium, diamond and sapphire..
Sapphire is (supposedly) used in the making of the FlavourStone cooking wares you will most likely seen on some dodgy tv shopping network. So if sapphire can lead to sapphire non-stick baking wares, could we see a sapphire non-stick, scratch-resistant and inventive utility made for mobile devices? It wouldn't be the first time a grand idea was born from simple transference of some industrial application...
Is it even possible? This is not speculation as to what they are actually doing, but I was intrigued and wondered what others might think....
Apple does have a bit of a scratch issue that a scratch resistant coating would help with..
I don't think non-stick would help unless a phone that slides right out of your hand is desirable..
A fractionally rougher screen due to a powderdust coat would help be anti-reflective, but too rough on the fingertips?..