While this might need to be filed under the "too soon" category, it looks like there are rumors swirling that Apple might be looking to Foxconn to produce the coveted sapphire display for its next-generation iPhone.
According to MacRumors, Foxconn has solidified a 300 acre space to build a new plant that will focus on creating sapphire crystal displays. This factory will be built adjacent to the current iPhone plant that is located in Zhengzhou, China.
Although there was tremendous anticipation and rumor about sapphire crystal displays for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, it failed to materialize. Later, we found out that the company tasked by Apple to create these unique displays filed for bankruptcy.
But, despite the difficulties, it looks like Apple is still moving forward with the idea and is determined to have sapphire displays in its next iPhone. While improved features on devices are always welcome, maybe Apple should instead focus more energy on strengthening the rigidity of chassis on the next iPhone.