Apple reportedly acquires enough supplies to make 200M Sapphire iPhone displays

Apple(s aapl) will soon have everything it needs to put sapphire displays in the next generation of the iPhone, according to 9to5Mac. The company has reportedly ordered large quantities of furnaces and chambers used to make sapphire displays, along with tools for inspection. According to an analyst mentioned in the report, Apple will have enough materials for production parter GT Advanced Technologies to make anywhere from 100 million to 200 million sapphire iPhone displays, assuming a 5-inch screen size.¬†Though¬†debatable, it’s possible that sapphire could make for a stronger, more scratch-resistant display than the currently-employed Gorilla Glass(s glw).