Samsung and LG reportedly looking at sapphire panels

Rumors have suggested that Cupertino is considering replacing the glass screen of the iPhone with sapphire and the Arizona plant is said to play an important role in the manufacturing of the iWatch.

Whatever the truth, it seems that all the fuss has led Samsung and LG to be willing to use the sapphire glass for their panels, according to Korean media reports [via GforGames].

The two Korean manufacturers have reportedly already experimented with this material last year but the production costs were too high at that time.

Both companies have asked for product samples from producers of the material for testing purposes.

The advantage of sapphire is that it is much stronger, harder and more scratch-resistant than traditional glass.