“Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn is said to have successfully assembled at least 100 prototype next-generation iPhone units with sapphire-covered displays, according to a new report,” Shane Cole reports for AppleInsider.

“The testing is said to have taken place at a Foxconn-owned factory in the Longhua district of Shenzhen, a major manufacturing city in mainland China’s Guangdong province. Taiwanese newspaper Apple Daily was the first to report the news on Friday,” Cole reports. “Despite the low number of assembled units, the test reportedly marks a major milestone for Foxconn. Working with sapphire, rather than Corning’s softer Gorilla Glass, is said to markedly increase the complexity of the devices’ manufacturing process.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]

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