Apple knows how important it is to have impact and scratch resistant glass on your devices. A clear example is the Apple Watch screen. Glass Ion-X The aluminum model is more easily scratched than the sapphire screen on the titanium and steel models.
And to get stronger screens, you help the manufacturer Corning Glass in the development of new, even harder crystals. You have just invested $ 45 million in your research laboratory.
My first original Apple Watch (Series 0) was made of steel, with a Sapphire. I retired him at the age of three, with the screen completely pristine. The second was aluminum with the Ion-X screen. Within a week of wearing it, the crystal was already marked. I’m very clear that the next one will be titanium, coming back again to the indestructible sapphire screen.
With this simple first-person example, we appreciate the importance of the resistance of a device’s screen to shocks and scratches. Apple knows it and helps its suppliers discover more and more glass as much as possible resistant
Apple just subsidized with others 45 million dollars, the R&D laboratory of your supplier of Corning Glass displays. He has long been in charge of manufacturing screens for the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.
This new injection of funds is part of the “Apple Advanced Manufacturing Fund”. An investment fund for the R&D of its suppliers. In him, the company has invested 200 million
This is how the “Ceramic Shield” glass of the iPhone 12 was produced.
With this investment, Apple and Corning Glass have developed a new type of high-strength glass, called “Ceramic shield“, And that it is already rolling in the iPhone 12.
It is a new type of glass made from crystals of nanoceramics. These screens are manufactured at the Corning plant in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. We will therefore see if with this new injection of capital, they manage to “invent” a new screen for the Apple Watch also in ceramic. It would do you very well.