While Apple recently lost its primary manufacturing partner, the company still plans to produce sapphire screens for its mobile devices.
Apple, according to Reuters, is reviewing its options to determine how it will continue to produce these displays. Considering Apple utilises sapphire for the iPhone 6’s screen, the iPhone 6 Plus’ TouchID sensor, and a good proportion of the Apple Watch, there are quite a few reasons why Apple intends to continue its production of the scratch resistant material.
Its former primary sapphire screen producing partner, GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT), recently filed for bankruptcy. The company still plans to supply the equipment that companies need to make sapphire materials.
Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet said, “We're going to continue evaluating GTAT's progress on larger sapphire boule (raw cylinders of artificially created sapphire) development, as well as consider other options for the facility.” So, Apple may get back together with GTAT after all, but other companies are an option too.