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Corning unveils Gorilla Glass 4; twice as tough and less prone to shattering

Corning, which supplies Apple with millions of durable iPhone screens every year, announced yesterday the impending arrival of Gorilla Glass 4. Gorilla Glass 4 may not be as scratch-proof as sapphire, but it's just as well because cracked iPhone screens are arguably more problematic than...

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New report details GTAT's operational ineptness and technical problems with sapphire production

In the wake of GT Advanced Technologies' bankruptcy filing, the company has been more than outspoken about the headaches it endured as a result of its its failed partnership with Apple. From calling its contract with Apple "oppressive and burdensome" to accusing Apple of engaging in "bait and...

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John Gruber: Next-gen iPhone may feature "the biggest camera jump ever"

The original iPhone camera was nothing to write home about. Even at the time of its release, photo quality on the original iPhone lagged behind a number of competing smartphones. Today, the story is much different. Today, photo quality on the iPhone is arguably best in class and Apple,...

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Apple planning to bundle Beats Music app into iOS early next year

The Financial Times is reporting that Apple plans to bundle the Beats Music app into iOS sometime early next year, perhaps as early as March. Apple will bundle the subscription music service it acquired from Beats into its iOS operating system early next year, instantly making it available on...

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Apple planning to repurpose GTAT plant in Mesa, Arizona

Apple and GTAT's sapphire partnership came to abrupt and somewhat dramatic halt when GTAT filed for bankruptcy shortly after the iPhone 6 unveiling. As a direct result, upwards of 700 employees who worked at GTAT's Mesa, Arizona plant lost their jobs. Now comes word via Bloomberg that Apple has...

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Apple releases WatchKit SDK to developers

Apple today announced the release of WatchKit, a suite of tools to enable developers to start developing apps for the Apple Watch. WatchKit is available as part of the recently released iOS 8.2 beta SDK. Apple's press release reads in part: "Apple Watch is our most personal device ever, and...

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Why is time on Apple Watch promotional ads set to 10:09?

In designing the Apple Watch, Jony Ive said that he and his team immersed themselves in the history of horology, the art of timekeeping. Though the Apple Watch is a undeniably complex and advanced piece of modern technology, Ive noted that it was nonetheless crafted with a great sense of...

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Individuals behind Wirelurker malware arrested; Maiyadi App Store shut down

Three individuals behind the recently discovered Wirelurker malware were arrested last week by Chinese authorities, according to a report from Security Week. Additionally, the website the defendants used to disseminate the malware has been taken down. The suspects, identified by their surnames...

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Jony Ive talks about the link between design and engineering, the need for failure, and more

While Jony Ive used to be Apple's quiet man behind the scenes, occasionally popping up in Apple-produced videos shown at Apple media events, it's now hard to keep tabs on Ive's numerous appearances and speaking engagements. One second he's conducting an interview with BusinessWeek, and the next...

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Apple Pay now accounts for 50% of tap-to-pay transactions at McDonald's

Apple Pay certainly wasn't the first mobile payment platform to hit the market, but it's increasingly starting to look like it will be the first to actually have an impact on the way consumers pay for goods and services. Just days after Whole Foods indicated that it has processed over 150,000...

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