Back in November, last year, we were reporting that Apple was getting ready to build a sapphire plant in Arizona. During a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal publication, cited by iWatchMag, Tim Cook confirmed that the facility in Arizona will indeed focus on building sapphire displays and said that the production is intended for a â€œsecret projectâ€.
Tim Cook was asked about Appleâ€™s U.S. manufacturing efforts and, as expected, Cook did not disclose too much information, but said that Apple is working on â€œextensions of what weâ€™re already doingâ€ and also â€œthings you canâ€™t seeâ€. He once more highlighted that secrecy is important because Apple is â€œgetting ripped off left, right and sidewaysâ€ by its competition. From what weâ€™ve already seen, Apple hasnâ€™t managed to keep too secret its latest iPhones and iPads, as they have been leaked almost entirely well before the launch events.
Of course, the first thought that arrives when thinking of a â€œsecret projectâ€ is the iWatch, since everybody already knows that there will be a next version of the iPhone and the iPad. But as Apple routinely denies any future plans, it could be for the sixth-generation iPhone, as well. One of our previous reports was suggesting that Appleâ€™s Sapphire plant could produce as many as 100 Million 5-inch iPhone displays per year while another one hinted that the sapphire screen could actually be used for the iWatch. So, whatâ€™s your take on this? What will Appleâ€™s next â€œsecret projectâ€ be?