This rumor feels like stock manipulation to me.
The GTAT stock is very sensitive to rumors about a possible iPhone 6 sapphire display. GTAT investors are looking at those very closely.
Based on what we have seen in video's so far of leaked screens, isn't the iPhone still using glass, but with an impregnated layer of sapphire on top?
with an impregnated layer of sapphire on top?
Oh yeah, THAT'S what I need... a passel of bastard mini-screens screaming at me all day... "Touch me! Touch me!" "I need a swipe!"
No impregnated screens giving birth in MY pocket, thanks.
Unless they are trying to pull an 'Apple' and giving a low guidance.
However, with the way the Corning head has been talking crap about Sapphire, I think your inference is good.
The whole article relies on Spahire market, not even considering direct orders like the Apple/GT. This look like a major logical flaw to me.
I dunno; no one, anywhere, knows anything about that market at all, so who can say?
magnetphreak wrote: »
But don't those sapphire ingots take something like 60-90 days to "grow" then process and cut! Difficult material to cut as well...
AppleInsider wrote: »
Downstream component makers would have had to begin shipping the sapphire display covers to Apple's assembly partners in June to meet the company's September deadline, market research firm TrendForce <a href="http://press.trendforce.com/press/20140728-1516.html">said</a>, but those shipments have not yet appeared. .
haar wrote: »
which country do these rumours belong too?... is does not matter if the sapphire market is 10% down, Apple is insulated from any Sapphire market woes... now the other Guy
that is making Sapphire have big problems...
remember GTAT warned Apple way back about Sapphire market woes, Apple does not care because they effectively " leased" GTAT for the Sapphire requirements Apple needs.
At some point ya'all will get tired of reading circular drivel and these stories will stop generating revenue for AI. Then they'll stop being published.
The sooner the better.