Apple builds sapphire factory to data center




Apple is the factory of the bankrupt GT Advanced Technologies converted into a data center. The company subtracts $ 2 billion, approximately 1.75 billion for it. GT Advanced produced sapphire glass, but it failed to produce high-quality glass for the iPhone 6.

The conversion of the empty factory GT Advanced Technologies in Arizona to a large data center should generate three hundred to five hundred jobs, writes Bloomberg. After the completion Apple would approximately 150 people want to engage in the management. It is a central command center for the management of Apple’s global network of data centers. All equipment in the data center will be powered entirely by the iPhone manufacturer using green power, which solar energy will play an important role.

GT Advanced Technologies in early October last year bankruptcy. The manufacturer of sapphire glass had failed to produce enough high-quality sapphire glass for the iPhone 6. The company would only 10 percent of the amount requested for Apple were able to produce. The iPhone 6 was released with ‘regular’ Gorilla Glass.

In a lawsuit between the two companies that followed the bankruptcy, it was decided to sell include the melting furnaces. Apple promised in turn to bring back jobs from Asia to the US. The group has therefore now decided to invest $ 2 billion in a new data center.


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