It turns out that Apple was as surprised as anyone that GT Advanced Technologies filed for bankruptcy on Monday. Initial reports seemed in danger of painting Apple as the villain after the company withheld a $139 million loan payout which allegedly could have saved Apple's pet sapphire glass producer from bankruptcy. But Apple actually did its best to help the company, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Apple rarely makes statements on issues outside of the tech world, but when it does, it's usually on issues pertaining to the LGBT community. Today, as CNBC reports, Apple joined more than 80 companies in signing a letter condemning Arizona's bill SB1062, which now faces a possible veto by Governor Jan Brewer. Apple's public criticism has a special meaning for Arizona as the Cupertino giant is on the verge of opening a sapphire glass facility in the state that will create around 2,000 new jobs.