“As Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth revealed the latest news about Ubuntu’s mobile plans on Wednesday, he also dropped an interesting aside remark about Apple,” David Meyer reports for Gigaom. “‘Apple just snapped up the entire 3-year supply of the same sapphire display we wanted for the Edge,’ Shuttleworth said at This is a reference to the Ubuntu Edge, a flagship handset for the mobile device that broke crowdfunding records but ultimately failed to meet its target, so it never got made.”

“What’s interesting is that the Edge was to have a 4.5-inch display,” Meyer reports. “The current iPhone 5s has a 4-inch display that is more elongated than the more traditional proportions of what would have been the Edge’s screen.”

Meyer reports, “To confuse matters further, rumors are currently floating around of Apple buying sapphire displays but at a size of 5.6 inches, for a phablet-style device that won’t use the iPhone branding.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]