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    We took the time a couple of years ago to visit GT Crystal Systems, a subsidiary of GT Advanced Technologies, to find out how sapphire displays were made. It's been a long time since we've even entertained the thought of an iPhone (or any phone) with a sapphire screen. It's the same for Apple, too, as it conflict ensued between the company and the now-bankrupt GT Advanced Technologies over providing such screens. Remember back to when Apple gave a huge loan to GT Advanced in 2014 with the goal of converting its business focus from manufacturing sapphire-crafting equipment to ...

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    Rumors about Apple's grand plans for sapphire-screened iPhones fell apart in spectacular fashion this year, with the sapphire only ending up on select Apple Watch models (well, when those come out, at least) and Apple’s sapphire partner GT Advanced Technologies filing for bankruptcy. As part of those bankruptcy proceedings, GTAT and its executives have submitted statements with the court, and today one from GTAT COO Daniel Squiller has become publicly available. Within, he tells a tale of a rather one-sided deal with Apple, and the details are certainly far from complimentary towards ...

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    One of the most interesting dramas of the year is Apple's intention to bring sapphire technology to its next iOS and Apple Watch lineup. We heard an insane amount of rumors regarding Apple's plans with sapphire at the beginning of this year, but these all began to fade as we heard of more and more production delays on the side of GT Advanced. We thought that the recent filing for bankruptcy wouldn't affect Apple's plans, but in the end, it seems they did. Apple and GT Advanced Technologies have just made the rupture of their agreement official. This drops the exclusivity deal between Apple ...

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    Sometimes you just have to schedule a podcast a few hours before a major news event, and as a result you've got to scramble to come up with some valid-sounding speculation about just how useful a Facebook Phone could really be. It's not like we haven't tossed this notion around before, but doing it on the air, off-the-cuff, imbues our lives with a certain energy, a certain je ne sais quoi, if you will. Or even if you won't. Whatever; we have a good time riffing. You'll listen and like it! Ahem. All that, plus some chat on just how big a copycat LG's Optimus G Pro is - and how well it does ...

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    If you followed our coverage from MWC in Barcelona, you might remember a demo by Jeff Nestel-Patt of GT Advanced Technologies, showcasing a smartphone display 2.5 times stronger than Gorilla Glass that was, for all intents and purposes, impervious to scratches. If you missed that video, maybe you caught our article from last week discussing sapphire's importance to the future of the mobile industry. If you missed both of those, then you're still in luck - because this piece right here trumps them both. You see, it turns out that the GT Crystal Systems facility at which much of the ...

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