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Apple and GT Advanced Technologies reach a settlement

GT Advanced Technologies has officially reached a settlement with Apple in a deal that lines up with the one reported earlier this week. GT will wind down its sapphire production in Arizona and Massachusetts, and they will retain the right to sell their production materials. As part of the settlement, GT Advanced will be let out of any exclusivity agreement with Apple.

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Christian Bale confirmed as playing Steve Jobs in upcoming biopic

Last week, Hollywood trade publications said that actor Christian Bale was in talks to play Apple's late founder Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic. Now the movie's screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has confirmed that not only has Bale won the role of Jobs but predicts that he "is gonna crush it."

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Apple to open 25 stores in China within the next two years

Apple CEO Tim Cook has confirmed that the company plans to open up 25 retail stores in China within the next two years. According to an interview transcript published on Chinese web portal Sina, Apple is looking to expand on its 15 outlets currently located in the country. Cook also recently visited a Foxconn factory in China.

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Tim Cook meets the people who assemble Apple's iPhone in latest trip

Tim Cook made a quick stop at a Foxconn factory in China, getting to see the iPhone 6 assembled himself. Calling it an early highlight of his China trip, Cook even posed for a photo with a worker and posted it to Twitter. The Apple CEO will also be meeting with the Vice Premier of China as part of the trip.

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Ford Museum snags Woz-built Apple-1 for $905,000 at auction

While us peasants are busy snatching up Apple's latest offerings this week, The Henry Ford museum is busy snagging a piece of Apple history. Going for $905,000 at auction, an Apple-1 hand-built by Steve Wozniak, was sold to the museum today.

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iPad Air 2 tear down reveals A8X processor, 2 GB RAM, smaller battery

Apple's latest iPad Air 2 has been torn down to reveal the slim tablet's internals. With Apple shaving 18 percent of the thickness from last year's iPad Air model, the new Air comes with a smaller battery. Given that the company is still advertising the same 10-hour battery life, Apple has made considerable improvements to the software and other hardware components to make the iPad Air 2 efficient. Along with the slimmer battery, we also see the Apple A8X processor alongside 2 GB of RAM.

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AT&T boasts strong growth but misses earnings estimate

AT&T has just shared their earnings report for the third quarter. The company was able to gain two million new customers, but missed their earnings estimate. Shares of AT&T are down in after-hours trading following the earnings report.

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New iPads showing as available in US Apple stores

It looks like those in the US can now join their UK bretheren in all of the fun: the new iPads are showing as currently available at numerous US Apple store locations.

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Yahoo Mail wants to be your personal assistant, update brings travel & event notifications

Yahoo has updated its Mail application to now bring reminders for events and flight information. With a Google Search-like card layout, the Yahoo Mail app update now displays flight information along with top restaurant recommendations from Yelp once you land at your destination. Additionally, similar cards for events will give you at-a-glance information for Evite, Eventbrite, and Ticketmaster events.

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Jawbone turns Twitter into a social DJ with Drop

Announced at Twitter's Flight developer conference, Jawbone's new Drop app turns Twitter into your social DJ. The app allows party guests to add songs to a playlist through Twitter so you can have a playlist that encompasses all your friends' favorite songs and musical tastes. For the app and service to work, you will need a Twitter account along with a premium subscription to either Spotify or Rdio, which is where Drop pulls the songs from.

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