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J.P. Morgan: Apple Unlikely to Include Sapphire in This Year’s iPhones

Posted on 18/08/2014 by Chris Hauk


Investment firm J.P. Morgan told investors on Monday that while Apple’s investments in sapphire may someday allow the company to use it as a cover for displays, the material is unlikely to appear in this year’s iPhones due to the prohibitive costs in manufacturing the material in large quantities.


Apple Adds China Telecom As Data Center Provider in China

Posted on 15/08/2014 by Chris Hauk


Apple has added China Telecom as a data center provider in China . A report from the Wall Street Journal says the move comes following 15 months of “stringent tests and evaluation” by the Fuzhou city government. Apple says all of the data on the servers is encrypted.


Murder Suspect Asked Siri For Help Hiding The Body

Posted on 13/08/2014 by Chris Hauk


A murder suspect apparently asked Apple’s virtual assistant Siri for help in hiding the body of his victim. The accused also used his flashlight app on his iPhone for a total of 48 minutes on the same day.


Apple Prepares to Rollout Healthkit Dev Tools to U.S. Health Pros

Posted on 12/08/2014 by Chris Hauk


Reuters reports that Apple is preparing to rollout its Healthkit development tools to health professionals across the United States. The company has been in talks with health providers at Mount Sinai, Cleveland Clinic, John Hopkins, and Allscripts to use the new system.


California Senate Passes Cellphone “Kill Switch” Bill

Posted on 12/08/2014 by Chris Hauk


Monday saw the California State Senate pass a bill to aid in protecting against smartphone theft by requiring all smartphones sold in the state to have a “kill switch” turned on automatically when a phone is first activated.


Apple Suppliers Reported to Be Gearing Up For Next-Gen iPad Air Production

Posted on 12/08/2014 by Chris Hauk


Bloomberg reports that Apple’s suppliers are gearing up for production on the next-generation iPad Air and iPad mini models. The publication says production for the iPad Air 2 is underway, and the 9.7-inch tablet will debut sometime late in the third quarter or early in the fourth quarter. Production of the 7.9-inch Retina iPad mini 2 is said to be ready to kickoff soon.


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