Design engineering requires I higher level of education than an English teacher, that is why I make the big money, I stand corrected.
Back to the topic: The contract with Apple is great and gives Sapphire a solid future. Many companies have seen their technology become the next step for Apple's new technology. Apple needed to show they used the product in order to have any credible patent applications, Apple's Iphone 5S did just that. GTAT has protected the process in making Sapphire, Apple is looking to limit others from using any type of glass laminate to be used in combination with Sapphire. The only hope here is if the patent office sees this as an "obvious" use of Sapphire because it is too heavy and too expensive to be used alone. While Laminates sound "obvious", this is a new application for Sapphire. We are on new ground here and Apple knows it, they will do all they can to stop anyone from making a copy of their process.
I deal with this all the time in my Illiterate job, this is a tough call. Never trust anyone when you have a multi Billion dollar product to bring to market.
Seems like Apple has taken the next step with their patents to control Sapphire and Glass Laminates. GTAT needs to take a look at maybe a Sapphire Film layer to be put on a plastic and move to get some patents to control the use of Sapphire's future. Companies like Samsung will be left in the dark if Apple controls how Sapphire is used to make displays.
Don't get me wrong, I like the contract with Apple and it is a giant step for Sapphire but I think GTAT should have some control over who can use it and how it can be used with different materials to make displays. GTAT wanted the door open for everyone to use Sapphire, looks like Apple is trying to close that door.
Am I thinking too much here?
Without the support from Microsoft, Google and Samsung, Apple would be a $100 stock. Price wars will hit by Christmas, who will go down this time?
Pres Obama won by over 5 Million votes, he would still beat Romney today
Samsung made a test watch to see what people want in that product, Samsung will release a new watch world wide for Christmas with all the high end parts people wanted, it will cost about $400, that is $100 more than their first test watch. Samsung should call the new watch, The Iwatch, since Apple will never make one.
Mark Haynes has been dead for over a year now, he would still be better than Joe Kiernan now.
Apple is dealing with junk from almost bankrupt company Sharp, Timber Cook gets down on his knees and asks Samsung for help. Samsung makes the best displays on the market and they never have supply problems. I hope Samsung will reconsider this move and let Apple fall flat on their face and not supply Apple with anything in the future. This is the time Samsung could put Apple in a grave with Steve Jobs, Apple longs forget the first Iphones were made from 70% Samsung parts, anything Samsung makes is top quality.
Samsung should charge Apple at least double for anything they need to stay in business. Remember, Apple makes nothing, without companies like Samsung, Apple is nothing.
Big Screens are in and number one in China, What was Timber Cook thinking? Next year Apple will make their first Iphone with a 5 inch screen and Apple users will think Apple was first to do that. Why are Apple users so far behind the times? Android is for the higher educated person while Apple products were designed for playing games. If you buy your kids Apple products, they will be spending their day playing games and not learning anything. The more they use Apple products, the dumber they become.
Chumlee overpaid for the Apple Air, who in their right mind would pay $1,000 for anything from Apple?
go to Best Buys and count the Samsun Signs in the stores, compare that to the lack of Apple signs that used to fill the stores.
Analysts are paid to pump Obsolete technology Apple uses, they still say new Apple products are the best before they even see them, that is a true pumper.
Foxconn fighting to keep worker abuse secret, what other company has nets around their buildings to catch workers jumping to their death? Chinese Apple not talking about the Chinese blood in their products.
I made a ton of money buying Best Buys stock at $15, the power of selling Samsung's products will push the stock over $50 per share because of Christmas sales spike.
The new Apple Iphone 5S in Gold paint for (0) Down, there are so many on the shelves of Carriers, it will take them years to just give them away, nobody wants Apple's obsolete products. Apple products are now in 7th place in China, the Chinese love Samsung and Android.
Apple products don't multitask, have no USB port, have no HDMI port, have no changeable battery, have no expanded memory. Apple products do have the worst Voice software, Siri. Apple Maps are still being loaded in IOS7, this year NYC made it to Apple Maps, if you want to get lost, use Apple Maps, the worst Map software on the market, made by Omar the Map Maker. Google should charge Apple users $30 per month to use Google Maps. Without the support of Microsoft, Google and Samsung, nobody would be buying Apple products, it is time for them to Drop Apple and let them die.
Only Apple has workers that kill themselves just to be free from Apple. The Fence around Foxconn is there to keep workers in, Slavery is alive and well when working for Apple, The Iphone could never be made in the U.S.A., we don't allow the abuse of workers only found in a Chinese Company. Samsung's Texas Chip plant still paying American workers at the highest rate in the business, Samsung pays for workers healthcare and Samsung does not run scams to avoid paying taxes like Apple.
Even the new Microsoft tablet can multitask, Apple has not been able to do that without stealing other companies IP. Apple is another name for Obsolete technology, some people are not smart enough to use Microsoft or Android products, they spend their days playing games on their Apple Ipad and Iphone.
Best Buys would have been bankrupt by now, Samsung saved them, Americans love Samsung products.
Samsung products are the best selling products at Best Buys, The American Consumer made that happen. Ask any manager at Best Buy what turned them around? Samsung is the answer I got from many there. Apple can't keep up with new technology, they make nothing and need a year to bring a product to market, technology moves way too fast for Apple to catch up, they will always be one year behind. LTE 4G was in Android phones over a year before Apple had it, Samsung's new enhanced LTE will be in their new products before Christmas, Samsung will be forced to sell that technology to Apple next year around September when Apple comes out with Iphone 6.
Apple can't steal any more technology from Samsung, they are no longer a partner. When Samsung stops making chips for Apple, Apple will be forced to use Intel, Intel makes 60-65% profit on their chips, Samsung makes less than 10% profit on the chips they sell to Apple.
There goes Apple's profit margin.
Apple works their scam forcing Phone Carriers to buy millions of Iphones and pay Apple a Subsidy to boot. The Chinese will never pay Apple a subsidy, nor will they be forced to buy millions of obsolete Iphones from Apple. Samsung just signed a new contract with China Mobile, the Chinese love the big screens and new technology from Samsung. Samsung can make a new product every Month, Apple takes a year to bring a product to market, by then their technology is obsolete. Remember, Samsung makes their own products and Apple Makes Nothing, Will Samsung make another great product for Apple? Hell No, Apple now is forced to use third rate companies to make everything for them, they will never have the quality and supply the quantity Apple needs, that is what is killing Apple. When Samsung made the displays for Apple, Samsung was able to make over 100 Million in a quarter with no problem. Apple now uses 3 companies to make their displays and now have quality and supply problems. Sharp is almost bankrupt, they don't want Apple's business, Apple had to give them 2.3 Billion Dollars just to get their supply lines running, how long will that last?