UNDATED (CNN) -- The next wave of smartphones and tablets may be equpped with screens made from manufactured sapphires.

A sapphire smartphone screen won't break when you drop it and 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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