Digitimes research is reporting that GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) will only be able to produce 9.0-16.6% of the sapphire-crystal screen for their next-generation iPhone. GT Advanced Technologies has recently signed an exclusive deal to supply sapphire-crystal to Apple.
According to the report:
“Assuming that the new-generation iPhone will have a 5-inch screen, then the forecast sapphire revenues are translated into output of 6.27-11.6 million 5-inch sapphire-made screen covers. As Digitimes Research estimates that Apple will ship 70 million units of the new-generation iPhone in 2014, the output of sapphire screen covers from GTAT will account for 9.0-16.6% of the iPhone shipments.”
In January, Matt Margolis suggests that Apple deal with GT Advanced Technologies could lead to the company releasing iOS devices with solar power capabilities:
Matt Margolis concludes that the points listed above could mean only one thing – Apple is about to do something special. Again.