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“Apple to Reportedly Stop Production of iPhone 5c in 2015”
Apple will discontinue the iPhone 5c next year, according to Taiwan's Industrial and Commercial Times. Production of the handset is said to be stopping in the middle of the year, as Apple suppliers Wistron and Foxconn will look to wind down production of the device.
Maybe the “s” is for sapphire. Sapphire laminate that is.
The next big challenge to Gorilla Glass is going to be sapphire laminate,” predicts Margolis. “This is a similar process, in which a thin layer of sapphire is added to glass to make it scratch-resistant. Unlike pure sapphire, this material would be very close in price to Gorilla Glass.
Speaking of sapphire
Amazon just can't. (Sell the Fire Phone)
Amazon is now selling the Fail Phone, err…Fire Phone for $199. Unlocked. That still includes a year of Amazon Prime and that still means nobody will buy this damn phone.
30 second phone charger?
An Israeli company says it has developed technology that can charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and an electric car in minutes, advances that could transform two of the world's most dynamic consumer industries.
Using nano-technology to synthesize artificial molecules, Tel Aviv-based StoreDot says it has developed a battery that can store a much higher charge more quickly, in effect acting like a super-dense sponge to soak up power and retain it.
Refresh. The Apple Watch website.
The Apple Watch microsite has been updated slightly to highlight details of its UI and UX.