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Failed provider of sapphire for Apple devices, was accused of fraud

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Not so long ago Apple was going to use sapphire to protect the screens of smartphones iPhone. She borrowed $ 578 million, GT Advanced Technologies, which was supposed to produce a protective coating of synthetic sapphire. However, the contractor has not fulfilled their obligations and went bankrupt a few months after the beginning of cooperation. This week the Commission on securities and exchange Commission (SEC), the United States announced that accuses the company GT Advanced Technologies and its former CEO for fraud.

Apple and GT Advanced Technologies signed a new agreement

A would-be supplier of sapphire is expected to produce giant crystals — Buli, which would be twice what they were previously. However, he was completely not ready for this task. In the result, the yield rate of products was extremely low.

According to the SEC, Apple was right, refusing to further Finance the project that led to the bankruptcy of GT Advanced Technologies. Allegedly, the company GT Advanced Technologies and its CEO knew the true state of Affairs, but hid the truth from shareholders.

The source notes that the former CEO of GT Advanced Technologies were punished, looking symbolic on the background of the investment Apple — the fee was about $ 140,000.

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Apple promises to be more honest with British users of the iPhone in terms of battery

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The British office for competition and markets (CMA) last year expressed concern about the fact that Apple does not comply with the requirements of the law on consumer rights. Then the Department became known that users are not given clear warning that the performance of the device can be reduced after software update.

Apple обещает быть честнее с британскими пользователями смартфонов iPhone в отношении состояния аккумулятора

This week the supervisor of the competition said that the company Apple has pledged to be “clearer and more candid” with the iPhone in terms of battery and performance.

We will remind, in December 2017, Apple confirmed an iOS function that impair performance with battery deterioration. After several lawsuits and prosecutions by regulatory authorities of different countries in the Apple tried to remedy the situation, apologizing, and lowering the cost of a replacement battery in older smartphones.

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Apple expands the list of laptops that are covered by warranty repair “sticky” keyboards

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In June last year , Apple acknowledged the problem with the keyboard in some laptops. The problem manifests itself as an unexpected repetition of the input symbol, or, conversely, lack of reaction on pressing. The manufacturer agreed to repair laptops with sticky keyboards.

Apple расширяет список ноутбуков, на которые распространяется гарантийный ремонт «залипающих» клавиатур

This week, the list of laptop models that are covered free of charge warranty service is extended. Added more new models of MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.

It is unclear whether the inherent defect introduced today the MacBook Pro with OCTA-core processors. The company itself does not say, but third-party sources claim that the manufacturer is once again slightly changed the keyboard to reduce the severity of the problem, which he repeatedly became a target for collective action.

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Apple granted patents relating to displays on quantum dots and display a micro-LED

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Patent and trademark office has granted Apple a patent relating to the displays on quantum dots. The corresponding application was filed in 2017.

Apple выданы патенты, касающиеся дисплеев на квантовых точках и дисплеев micro-LED

Patent No. 10297581 called “Schema integration of quantum dots”. It describes the structure of the quantum dots and possible encapsulation of quantum dots. One of them, nanoencapsulation, when adjacent to the barrier layer covers only a single point, and the second — microencapsulation, when adjacent to the barrier layer covers a few points. In the second case, the matrix with quantum dots can be formed from various inorganic materials including metal oxides and glass, or organic materials such as acrylates, epoxy, or other polymeric materials.

Apple выданы патенты, касающиеся дисплеев на квантовых точках и дисплеев micro-LED

Among the inventors is the CEO of the company LuxVue. As you know, Apple has acquired LuxVue in 2014. Company LuxVue specializes in producing displays, micro-LED to consumer electronics.

By the way, simultaneously with the above-described patent Apple was granted patent No. 10297712. It describes a method of forming LEDs for panels micro-LED is designed for transfer to another substrate.

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