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Apple converting its Sapphire plant into a datacenter. $2 billion investement

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Apple will convert its Sapphire manufacturing plant that failed to produce glass for Apple due to a combination of miss management on both Apple and GT Advanced Technologies side, and GT Advanced Technologies inability to mass produce it's glass for Apple iPhone.

 

Apple will be investing $2 billion dollars to convert the plant into a data center.

 


Apple initially built the plant for GT Advanced Technologies, which Apple forwarded a bunch of money to so that it could start building furnaces and churning out a ton of sapphire. The plant would have been an beautiful cog in Apple's supply chain — located in the US and able to provide it with enough sapphire to use on displays for many of its gadgets — but as it turned out, GTAT couldn't actually make that much sapphire, and it quickly filed for bankruptcy. Though that leaves GTAT in a bad spot, Apple seems to have found a way to repurpose its existing investments. With cloud services becoming increasingly important in Apple's software, a new data center certainly can't hurt.

 

Source: http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/2/7965879/apple-sapphire-plant-turning-into-data-center

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Not as nice as their UFO though 


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2 billion dollars ? That's like... More than I will ever see in my life.. (Hope not actually ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) )

 

Well, Apple will probably make it back later on and closing the Sapphire plant was probably better, because that did not become a success.


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2 billion dollars ? That's like... More than I will ever see in my life.. (Hope not actually ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) )

 

Well, Apple will probably make it back later on and closing the Sapphire plant was probably better, because that did not become a success.

 

time to start hyper inflation then

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time to start hyper inflation then

Who knows, maybe I was talking about the Zimbabwean dollar already..


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wow, i read AMD instead of apple and got confused for a second lol


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So who is making the Sapphire glass now? 

most high end watches ($100+) use sapphire or better. all my watches besides my pebble uses sapphire.


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