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Apple and GT Advance Technology announce $578 M supply agreement for sapphire crystal cover glass.

Date: November 4, 2013

GT Advance, a Arizona based supplier of industrial sapphire crystal, announced a 5-year agreement with Apple to supply sapphire crystal cover glass for future generations of iPhones.  The agreement covers prepayments to enable GT Advance to build out additional production capacity in order to service Apple.   

For more information on the transaction see Bloomberg

For information on the difference between Sapphire vs. Gorilla Glass see Phone Cruncher.

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