New iPhone: a sapphire screen and pricier

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Apple Considers Using Harder Material in Pricier Models

Some of Apple’s new iPhones could come with scratch-resilient screens

Apple Inc. created the blueprint for a smartphone when it covered the touch screen of its first iPhone in glass instead of plastic. Now, it is betting $700 million that sapphire, a harder and more expensive material, can replace glass and better protect future devices.

The first sapphire display screens for the forthcoming larger iPhone and smartwatch are expected to roll off production lines this month at a Mesa, Ariz., facility that Apple opened with materials manufacturer GT Advanced Technologies Inc. 

Source: WSJ. Full report here.

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