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.
We still don't have much of an idea as to what the "iWatch" actually looks like (and in this day in age, such secrecy is welcome), but the New York Times today added a bit of information on the design we'll likely see on September 9. Most of report echoes old rumors, but the report is noteworthy for claiming that the device will have as flexible sapphire display.
It's all but a given now that the next iPhone will feature a sapphire glass display based on the rumors floating around. And like so many things coming out of Cupertino, that news has apparently attracted the attention of competitor Samsung, reports South Korea's ETNews, and now it's looking to bring the displays to its own devices.
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.