After rounds of rumours regarding Apple's partnership with GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) regarding the manufacturing sapphire displays, one of the most important and possible the first concrete evidence has surfaced online.
It has been reported that GT Advanced Technologies has received sapphire crystal display tool components, which are enough to manufacture between 100 and 200 million 5-inch iPhone displays,according to 9to5mac.
The news comes from some leaked documents via an analyst, Matt Margolis (who had previously speculated about solar-charging sapphire displays), who reveals the import/export history, showing two machines being imported by GTAT. The description of the machines state "Intego Sirius Sapphire Display Inspection Tool Gts 1206 Incl. Cleaning Station Sn L10062-02 H S Code 90314990."