iPhone 6 Apple’s 2014 new iPhone

SPECS

  • Release Date: September 2014
  • Larger screen: 4.7″ (perhaps 1704×960 pixels) and 5.5″
  • Sapphire crystal screen
  • Faster and more efficient A8 chip

iPhone 6 Sapphire Display: Everything You Need To Know:

What Is Sapphire? Is it Just Like The Gemstone?

“It is the same chemical compound as the sapphire jewel, aluminium oxide, and sapphire is the single crystal form of it [the scientific name is ‘corundum’]. The difference with [sapphire used in gadgets] is it is artificially made, unlike sapphire gemstones which typically come from raw materials. When natural sapphire is hewn from rock its blue colour is actually from impurities. Pure sapphire is actually completely clear.”

Note: Impurities can also make Sapphires yellow, purple, orange or green (different compositionally from emeralds) while red aluminium oxide is a ruby.

Why Is It So Usefu

“It is very hard. On the Mohs scale of mineral hardness corundum is a 9 and the scale runs from 1 to 10. 1 is talc, quartz [the core mineral in glass] is 7, corundum is 9 and diamond is hardest at 10 (full table below).”