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GT Advanced Technologies reaches settlement agreement with Apple

GT Advanced Technologies announced today that it reached a settlement agreement with Apple. Under the agreement, GT Advanced will wind down sapphire production at their Mesa, Arizona facility and will completely exit the sapphire production business. Under terms of the agreement, GT Advanced ...

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Apple and GT Advanced agree to part ways

Apple and sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies have reached an agreement that severs the ties between the two companies. GT Advanced's lawyer Luc Despins told a bankruptcy court that the two companies have agreed to an "amicable parting of the ways." Under the agreement, GT Advanced would r...

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Apple sapphire source GT Advanced Technologies wants to shutter plant

Re/Code is reporting that GT Advanced Technologies, the company Apple tapped to begin looking into making device screens from synthetic sapphire, is requesting court permission to close its plant in Arizona. This comes days after the surprise announcement that GT had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy...

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Apple's sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies files for bankruptcy

GT Advanced Technologies, the company Apple tapped to manufacture large quantities of sapphire, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier today. Over the past year, Apple helped GT Advanced orchestrate the build-out of a brand new sapphire manufacturing facility in Arizona, even providing GT Advanc...

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Corning thinks sapphire displays are trash

With the rumor mills whipping up a storm around some alleged sapphire displays for the next iPhone(s), you can imagine that Corning -- the company that makes the Gorilla Glass displays Apple has been using for a while now -- is a bit nervous. As you might expect, Corning's opinion of the new displ...

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Apple clears final hurdle to bring sapphire-manufacturing plant to Arizona

AZCentral is reporting that the Gilbert Public School Board voted to approve a tax break for Apple, thereby clearing the way for Apple to open up its planned sapphire-manufacturing plant in Mesa, Ariz. Under terms of the agreement, Apple will buy the land, pay all expenses needed to build out the ...

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Apple is planning to use a whole lot of sapphire, but for what?

Earlier this week, Apple announced its plans to open a new facility with GT Advanced to help manufacture sapphire. Apple, of course, currently uses sapphire for the camera lens on the iPhone and on the Touch ID sensor because the material is incredibly durable and scratch-resistant. Apple's agree...

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Daily Update for November 5, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires Fl...

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