The $320 Sapphire Wellness Watch doesn't come cheap but this sophisticated timepiece tracks how fast your heart races, and the steps you take with crystal and metal-coated flair.
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A Corning Glass executive does not think very highly of sapphire crystal as a protective material for displays. That was made crystal clear at a Morgan Stanley conference.
The iPhone maker's Arizona sapphire plant could open as early as February. But just what will Apple be cooking up there?
A newly-published patent application for Apple envisions a heavier use of sapphire to safeguard the iPhone's display as well as dissipate heat.
Outfitted with a heart rate monitor, pedometer, Bluetooth syncing, plus a quartz crystal-coated screen, the Wellograph Sapphire wows with style and fitness function.
The wireless charging capability falls in line with Motorola's previous tease of a "secret" method, while sapphire would give the watch a more scratch-resistant shell.
A new patent filing indicates that the company is thinking seriously about how sapphire might be used to build consumer electronics.
Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth claims that Apple has acquired a large supply of sapphire displays, possibly alluding to displays with sapphire material that would be used on a future Apple iPhone.
The plant to make strong iPhone screens will open this month with 700 full-time jobs and 1,200 temporary construction jobs, Bloomberg reports.
The iPhone maker appears to be ramping up its plans for sapphire displays in future mobile devices, according to a report from 9to5Mac.