Get ready for a tougher iPhone. Word came in today via 9to5Mac that Apple's partner GT Advanced had received equipment for sapphire glass manufacturing and testing at its new plant in Arizona, and the whole setup is allegedly capable of putting out between 100 to 200 million 5-inch iPhone displays per year.
An old joke that circulated when the iPad was first announced called the then-new device a "gigantic iPhone," and now it looks as though Apple's taking the same approach to the next iPad by blowing up the iPad mini. The good news, though, is that the move could mean a meaningful improvement as regards the act of handling the device, as reported by the Wall Street Journal.
While it may not be on par with the defendant who won that big lawsuit with McDonald’s over their coffee being too hot, Apple is again faced with legal action, this time from an 83-year-old woman who walked into the glass door at a Long Island retail location.
Well, that was fast. The Santa Monica Planning Commission gave its stamp of approval to Apple’s plan for a new glass-domed retail location on the ritzy Third Street Promenade without so much as a discussion on the topic.
There’s no doubt that Apple is on an absolute rampage when it comes to building new retail locations around the world, and is now going back to revisit its glass-domed New York City flagship location -- which is why a proposal for a new glass-covered store on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, California has piqued the interest of Apple rumor mills.
Although most of us are expecting a modest spec bump for this year’s iPhone, a new report has surfaced that claims Apple may be planning to use a “curved cover glass” in the next model, similar to the iPod nano from a couple generations ago.
Did you know that the iPad 2's glass display is 27% thinner than the iPad 1's? It's true! You might think that because of that, the iPad 2's display would be more fragile than its predecessor, but if you thought that you'd be wrong! The saintly folks at iFixYouri.com have performed some stress tests on the iPad 2 display, and the results will shock you!
And in other news, water is wet. Actually, when one of the main features of the iPhone 4 was the strength of the glass casing, it is sort of alarming that it would break 82 percent more than an iPhone 3GS' casing, according to Square Trade's study.
Many people are queuing up around the country for the launch of the iPhone 4 (or have already received their device), but Engadget is reporting some saddening news. The tech blog, which got an iPhone 4 review unit, said today that the device has developed scratches on the back panel. Of course, the new iPhone does have glass on both the front and the back of the device, but is it as strong as Steve promised in the keynote?