NEW YORK - The next wave of smartphones and tablets may be equipped with screens made from manufactured sapphires.
A sapphire smartphone screen won't break when you drop it and it would be virtually scratch-proof.
Apple currently uses manufactured sapphire to protect the camera lens on its iPhone 5.
The only catch could be price. A sapphire display for a smartphone would cost about $30.
Screens made by Corning's Gorilla Glass, which are now on more than one billion devices, cost $3.
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