Apple Arizona sapphire plant to expand

Apple together with GT Advanced Technologies are working around the clock to finish building the factory.

AppleInsider indicates that the two companies have already launched expansion plans for the site.

This seems to indirectly confirm that Apple is looking to implement sapphire glass in its future devices such as the iPhone 6 or iWatch.

The plant will reportedly employ 700 people and contain equipment capable of producing up to 200 million sapphire glass panels annually.

A report by DigiTimes Research earlier this month claimed that GT Advanced will only manufacture from 9% to 16% of sapphire displays for the iPhone 6.