“On Sept. 9, Apple is expected to announce its newest iPhone,” Katherine Boehret reports for Re/code. “The rumor mills continue to churn out lists of features that the phone will offer, but the one that keeps cropping up is about this new phone’s screen.”
“Will its screen be made of sapphire rather than glass?” Boehret reports. “We smartphone owners don’t know a whole lot about the materials that make up the shiny surfaces on our devices.”
“To learn more, I talked with sapphire makers, like Kyocera, and glass makers, like Corning,” Boehret reports. “I compiled five questions and answers so you’re a little smarter about what’s breaking when you drop your phone on concrete… Sapphire displays and new types of glass surfaces could mean fewer shattered phones, fewer replacements and happier users.”
Much more in the full article here.