Apple’s sapphire glass could be the biggest thing to hit the iPhone since Touch ID, and even though it hasn’t announced an iPhone 6 or iWatch with a Sapphire glass display yet, its chummy parasitic buddy Samsung is already looking for a way to copy.
Reports from the ETNews in Korea claim Samsung is meeting with Sapphire glass manufactures to test product samples and review production possibilities, after it rejected the idea of using it last year due to high production costs.
Apple was the first company to adopt Sapphire glass with small pieces for the iPhone’s camera lens and home button, but it’s taking the glass to revolutionary levels thanks to a new plant in Arizona churning out millions of sheets for the iPhone 6 display.
Not only is Sapphire glass nearly unscratchable, it’s thinner and lighter than traditional glass, allowing Jony Ive to shrink the iPhone’s profile to minuscule proportions.
LG is reportedly looking to adopt Sapphire glass with Samsung after watching Apple take the lead. A number of new manufacturers are making production more affordable, even though Apple has a headstart it’s possible both companies could be rocking Sapphire display phones as quickly and horribly executed as Samsung’s latest ripoff.