iPhone to sport a nearly indestructible screen lens...

stuart9682

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Alot of people on here are already making complaints that a $600 touchscreen device is bound to have scratch/crack problems on the screen lens with normal/heavy use.. Well, did you think the guys in Cupertino would let something like that get in the way of the consumer and the checkout counter? No, way! Enter the world's hardest manmade material: Cubic Zirconia.

I thought I had remembered hearing something back near the iPhone Keynote about a CZ screen (as an AppleCare employee, I hear certain things), but for a while was unable to back it up with any evidence... Well, here you go!

http://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9665946-1.html

This is an older article but I would have to believe the patent will go through, if it hasn't already. And it would appear that Apple has plans to make ALL iPods and iPhones in the future with the new CZ facade.

:cool:
 

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Alot of people on here are already making complaints that a $600 touchscreen device is bound to have scratch/crack problems on the screen lens with normal/heavy use.. Well, did you think the guys in Cupertino would let something like that get in the way of the consumer and the checkout counter? No, way! Enter the world's hardest manmade material: Cubic Zirconia.

I thought I had remembered hearing something back near the iPhone Keynote about a CZ screen (as an AppleCare employee, I hear certain things), but for a while was unable to back it up with any evidence... Well, here you go!

http://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9665946-1.html

This is an older article but I would have to believe the patent will go through, if it hasn't already. And it would appear that Apple has plans to make ALL iPods and iPhones in the future with the new CZ facade.

:cool:

Regardless of material used, I believe that the iPhone will be very durable as it's a high end phone. Which now as we learn more about price, proves that once again, Apple is doing a great job.

http://forums.everythingicafe.com/threads/pricing-rumors.749/
 
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If they make the case out of CZ and the screen out of synthetic sapphire, the iPhone should be extremely durable. I look forward to learning the truth about what the iPhone is made out of ;).
 
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If they make the case out of CZ and the screen out of synthetic sapphire, the iPhone should be extremely durable. I look forward to learning the truth about what the iPhone is made out of ;).
That would be AWESOME, and I wouldn't doubt it. Apple is really going all out with the iPhone, it's the best phone in the world and needs to strong and protected :D
 

lasquintanas

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Cool. Now i can buy an iPhone and have it double has a phone and a cheap engagement ring. Talk about killing to birds with one stone.
 

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What next? Every little article is being dug up now. Thanks for the link though.
 
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How then will Apple sell all the accessorized protection gear?

Alot of people on here are already making complaints that a $600 touchscreen device is bound to have scratch/crack problems on the screen lens with normal/heavy use.. Well, did you think the guys in Cupertino would let something like that get in the way of the consumer and the checkout counter? No, way! Enter the world's hardest manmade material: Cubic Zirconia.

I thought I had remembered hearing something back near the iPhone Keynote about a CZ screen (as an AppleCare employee, I hear certain things), but for a while was unable to back it up with any evidence... Well, here you go!

http://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9665946-1.html

This is an older article but I would have to believe the patent will go through, if it hasn't already. And it would appear that Apple has plans to make ALL iPods and iPhones in the future with the new CZ facade.

:cool:
 

BoxKrait

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How then will Apple sell all the accessorized protection gear?
For the people that want a COMPLETELY scratch free iPhone.

Of course their is one draw back to HD synthetic crystals... smudging, yes folks they smudge like a bear eating a wired up toaster.
Uh.. What?
 
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That would be cool. I have an Omega watch with a sapphire crystal on it and the bezel is completely scratched but the crystal is flawless. My treo and ipod haven't faired so well. It will be nice not to have to baby the thing. I often put my keys and treo in the same pocket so hopefully this won't be an issue with the iPhone
 
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CZ would definitely be an improvement. I baby my Treo and it still doesn't perform as I feel it should for the price I paid for the thing. Sounds like iPhone has everything that it should for the price point!
 
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sweet, don't need to carry a dorky case to protect the screen
 

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Cubic Zirconia - Is this like Kryptonite?

Alot of people on here are already making complaints that a $600 touchscreen device is bound to have scratch/crack problems on the screen lens with normal/heavy use.. Well, did you think the guys in Cupertino would let something like that get in the way of the consumer and the checkout counter? No, way! Enter the world's hardest manmade material: Cubic Zirconia.

I thought I had remembered hearing something back near the iPhone Keynote about a CZ screen (as an AppleCare employee, I hear certain things), but for a while was unable to back it up with any evidence... Well, here you go!

http://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9665946-1.html

This is an older article but I would have to believe the patent will go through, if it hasn't already. And it would appear that Apple has plans to make ALL iPods and iPhones in the future with the new CZ facade.

:cool:
I couldn't care less if Superman had Zirconia, or not. If the iPhone is going to be that indestructible, it's for me. Now, if only Apple can work a deal with other service providers (like Sprint which we've used for nearly nine years in our group), I'm a sure iPhone buyer.
 

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I couldn't care less if Superman had Zirconia, or not. If the iPhone is going to be that indestructible, it's for me. Now, if only Apple can work a deal with other service providers (like Sprint which we've used for nearly nine years in our group), I'm a sure iPhone buyer.
If you want it anytime in the next 5 years, then your switching to AT&T.;)