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Apple, known for its out of the box innovation when it comes to the production of a massively popular iPhone, may have already introduced us to the future via its fingerprint sensing technology that came alongside the previously released iPhone 5s, but that doesn't mean that the company will rest on its laurels and stop thinking about new things. Now, according to the latest rumors surrounding the iPhone 6, the device is expected to arrive with a sapphire glass screen that will support solar charging.
As reports suggest, Apple might release the next generation iPhone 6 with an advanced sapphire glass screen that will look to support solar charging. Matt Margolis, an analyst scribbling his knowledge on Seeking Alpha, states that the Apple-made iPhone 6 will look to integrate the solar-charging sapphire glass screen that will look to add more juice to the in-device battery.
Margolis states that although Apple struck a deal worth $578m for sapphire materials with GT Advanced Technologies more than a couple months ago, the company is yet to make use of the technology even though it already released devices such as iPhone 5s and 5c. And if Margolis is indeed spot on with his report, the next iPhone could surely arrive with the technology.
Apparently, Apple will look to put together the rumored sapphire glass screen with incorporated solar cells at its new plant that's been set up in Arizona. Moreover, if the report is to be further believed, this shouldn't be coming as a shock to anyone since Apple had already filed a patent involving the same back in February last year that discussed about the implementation of touch sensors that would be assisted via a solar panel.
While the idea seemed pretty next-gen, the patent didn't mention as to how the technology will work out in specific details. However, the company followed it up with yet another patent which now mentioned about a touch-screen panel that would take care of the device's power management via solar panels in the new phone.
However, this is not the first time that a sapphire-covered iPhone has made rounds around the web with Apple Daily previously reporting how Apple had already successfully assembled at least 100 next-generation prototype iPhone units with sapphire-covered displays.