Flexible glass meets technology meets the consumer. This could be the next big thing for Apple.
Tim Cook acknowledged in an ABC interview yesterday that Apple has something big going on in Arizona concerning sapphire glass, but stopped short of admitting that a forthcoming iWatch might be a major beneficiary of the new material. A number of other factors conspire to make me think that to be the case. Specifically, Apple has patents that cover a process for making flexible sapphire veneers ”with a sophisticated liquid-metal process,” and another for a smart watch with a flexible touchscreen display with an adjustable clasp.