Apple has already explored the idea of using touchscreen covers and as a substitute to Gorilla Glass iPhone. Sapphire mobile displays are possessed with several advantages such as durability, strength, scratch resistance capability and proper replacements.
The only and main deterrent for using sapphire displays is the cost factor. Apple’s experience and its use of sapphire in a cost-effective manner have led other companies to utilize sapphire in their smartphone mobile displays. Apple obtains its sapphire crystal display and production from GT Advanced.
Hence, along with Apple, Samsung and LG are expected to utilize sapphire crystals in upcoming iPhone devices for their mobile touchscreen displays.