iPhone 6 rumors: mass production of sapphire displays set to start

The Guardian reports that displays for the next-generation iPhone are scheduled to enter the manufacturing stage at the end of this month.

The report notes that GT Advanced Technologies, who is in charge of the production, will reach full operational capacity in early 2015.

“The build-out of our Arizona facility, which has involved taking a 1.4 million square foot facility from a shell to a functional structure and the installation of over 1 million square feet of sapphire growth and fabrication equipment, is nearly complete and we are commencing the transition to volume production,” GT CEO Thomas Gutierrez reportedly told investors this month.

A Wall Street Journal report from last week alleged that only on high-end models of the iPhone 6 will benefit from the material which will be present on both the 4.7 and 5.5-inch variants.

Another report earlier this month suggested that Cupertino may not implement a sapphire display into the smartphone.