Oh it's real and that's just the units ordered for 2014. This stock is so undervalued its ridiculous.
Google iPhone 6 120M Foxconn
Just hit the wires...
Even if they put sapphire on just 1/2 of those 120 million units they will blow away guidance...
The iPhone 6 release date could come very soon as Apple reportedly placed a giant order for new iPhone units this 2014, the bulk of which is expected to consist of the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models of the upcoming device.
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In a new report by DigiTimes, chief Apple supplier Foxconn is said tasked to produce around 120 million iPhones by the end of 2014 and the manufacturer is now on a hiring spree to meet the contract requirements.
"The (Foxconn) factory can reach output of 120 million iPhones ... in 2014," the report said, adding that the company is also set to supply millions of more handsets to other brands aside from Apple.
On release date, which likely will come very soon, the iPhone 6 will be powered by iOS 8 with a bevy of killer features such as a new form-factor, sapphire glass cover, wireless charging and Wi-Fi calling on select networks.
That's all old news my man that's been out for weeks. That why it went from 20 to 14. Way more risk to downside than up at current levels...
Matt said the alumina issue was a very short lived one... And it was corrected fast. Problem is this wasn't shared except on PPT.
Look at iPhone Touch ID button how low it sits. You can't just run over top because sandpaper won't make contact. When he tried what seemed to be a bit harder second time he leaves a scratch top middle and top part... Look close. I have iPhone 5 not 5s. So on my current phone I could only scratch camera part which is set level with phone. Problem is I don't want to destroy phone. I'm going to upgrade but don't want to have a messed up camera for next couple months.
The sapphire touch ID sits down below the phone plus it's is not transparent like the screen cover. Watch after he wipes down sapphire Touch ID the second time there is a scratch in middle and on top...
Personally I think if what he says unfolds stock would rally very hard. If they cover every iPhone stock goes parabolic. Right now stock has "limited supply" baked in. Here is quote...
“Apple’s sapphire material supplier, GT Advanced Technologies, appears capable of producing the glass for around 45 million smartphones. Still, only the iPhone 6’s most premium models may adopt it due to its high cost and a possible supply (set aside) for the iWatch,” said Brian Huh, a senior analyst at NPD DisplaySearch Korea, at its touch conference in Seoul.
He said the 64GB version of either the 5.5-inch or 4.7-inch model is likely to adopt the glass. The iPhone 6 will reportedly come in 32GB and 64GB models.
Separately, Huh also believes Apple will eventually use sapphire for its laptop displays, although manufacturing complexities and costs at those sizes would be challenging for Apple.
The aluminum oxide on sandpaper scratched the sapphire... Aluminum oxide is in all of 3M abrasive products including sand paper. We need a voice to set record straight!
So being same hardness, aluminum oxide will scratch sapphire. The Touch ID is not transparent like the iPhone 6 glass and much smaller... This being said it's much much easier to see a scratch in a transparent large screen than a small home button non transparent.
And speaking of emery this is straight of 3M website...
"Emery is a abrasive made up of aluminum oxide and other minerals"
When I google sand paper I see aluminum oxide in all their sand paper. The home button is so small an also not transparent like the screen which you can see through. We need to get a sample in the hands of someone who can do a proper test for sure.
Sawn... Let us know that goes. Very curious. I'm willing to bet if your right Matt can test your theory on his samples. Or you should just put up a video and have it go viral...
It’s nearing the end of July, which means that we’re officially in the second half of 2014. That also means that we’re now gearing up to see what the latter half of the year brings in terms of new flagships set to release in the fall, such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the Sony Xperia Z3, the Moto X+1, perhaps the first “Android Silver” device, and of course the Apple iPhone 6. While I’m excited to see what all of these have to bring, for some reason I find myself most invested in the next iPhone.
I haven’t been too pleased with iOS since the drastic visual changes made between iOS 6 and 7, but as we start to see more rumors and leaks emerge about the iPhone 6 I’m starting not to care as much about how hideous I find iOS 7 to be; instead, I find myself extremely intrigued at the fact that this next iPhone is not only supposed to really step it up in terms of size, but also in terms of screen quality.
Screen quality might not be #1 on everyone’s “must have” feature list, but it might be soon. Although we’re all pretty familiar with how strong Corning Gorilla Glass (the glass used for most smartphones screens today) is at this point, we’ve also grown accustomed to knowing that as strong as it might be, it’s a far cry from being perfect. There’s still that whole “luck of the draw” thing that comes with any accidental drop, flop, or collision that happens to our screens - you might get away with it or you might not, so we take extra precautions to ensure that more often than not we don’t have to take that risk.
However, that all is set to change if the rumors and leaks regarding the iPhone 6’s sapphire display is true. Apparently sapphire is good for more than just pretty pieces of jewelry - they also make quite a compelling component for a stronger-than-ever smartphone. A sapphire display, while not completely indestructible (as proven by a series of tests by YouTubers Marques Brownlee, Unbox Therapy, Austin Evans, Jonathathan Morrison, and Joe Rogan), was proven to outlast the terrors of your everyday smartphone obstacles (bending, scratching with keys/knives/nails) as well as having no noticeable distortion between colors when looking through the display. While it’s unclear whether the display was indeed sapphire, whatever material was used in those tests already had my vote.
Assuming it is sapphire, however, I have to say that I think that the mere strength of this screen might make people rethink the iPhone. I suppose the iPhone has never truly been “off” the map, but the company certainly isn’t doing as well as it was when this whole smartphone generation first started. The massive influx of Android devices certainly seems to grab more attention these days, giving Apple the disadvantage being that the company makes one (now two?) phones a year instead of the dozens that Android ends up with. Still, more doesn’t necessarily mean better, and I think this stronger-than-steel (literally) sapphire display could win the hearts of people in favor of Apple again. I know it’s already starting to sway me, and for three basic reasons.
I have a child.
I don’t like screen protectors.
The clumsy part is the biggest issue for me. It doesn’t matter how big or small the phone is, I don’t think I’ve ever owned a phone that I haven’t dropped at least once. It’s a frightening experience, because it can only turn out one of two ways: you come out unscathed or you’re going to owe somebody money for a new one. 50/50 or not, it’s not fun. There are also times where my son likes to run off with my phone, and everybody knows that children and phones (that you care about) just don’t mix. I would feel better if my screen had a significantly less chance of breaking should he get ahold of it. Finally, while I’m a huge advocate of screen protectors right now, I would love to let that be a part of technology’s past. According to the tests performed in the previously mentioned YouTube videos, it would seem that a lack of a screen protector really wouldn’t bring a lot of harm to the phone (as long as you don’t plan on shooting arrows at it or sanding it down with sandpaper, that is).
Even if you’re not a parent, or you’re not typically clumsy, or you prefer the peace of mind that a screen protector brings, I think that this sapphire screen is a big step in the right direction. Durability in a smartphone is a huge deal; the longer the phone lasts, the better. I think that’s a sentiment we can all get behind.