“Back in March, an MIT report suggested that Apple and other smartphone manufacturers could potentially switch to sapphire crystal displays rather than the standard Gorilla Glass displays currently in use,” Juli Clover reports for MacRumors.
“As it turns out, Apple has already experimented with sapphire screens,” Clover reports. “In an interview with Swiss news site Tages-Anzeiger, Vertu COO Perry Oosting revealed that Apple investigated the possibility of a sapphire display… [but] according to Oosting, Apple ultimately shelved the sapphire project because the material is unsuitable for production in the numbers that Apple requires at the current point in time.”
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