Gadgets for the Guru: Graduation edition

It’s that time of year again! High school and college seniors who have successfully completed a chapter in their academic careers move on to the next chapter in their lives. Here are some cool tech gadgets to ease their transition.   Logitech Wireless Mouse M320 The Logitech Wireless Mouse M320 is the perfect combination of functionality, aesthetics and … Read more

2014 in Review: AZ Tech Beat’s Top Stories

It’s almost time to say goodbye to 2014, so take some time to look back on all the awesome things that happened this year. As a tribute to the year, we’ve collected some of AZTechBeat.com’s most popular and exciting stories. Enjoy! News GOOGLE FIBER is coming to the Valley– Quite possibly the biggest announcement of the … Read more

Apple to recover $439 million from GTAT in settlement

It’s settled, GT Advanced Technologies Inc has reached an agreement with Apple Inc. According to a statement from GT, they would be released from all exclusivity obligations under its various agreements with Apple. While GT will retain ownership of all production assets from Mesa, they will recover Apple $439 million pre-payment made to GT over … Read more

Recycle, Trade-in & Upgrade! Preparing for the new iPhone 6

The iPhone launch set a new record for Apple with over 4 million iPhone 6 preorders in the first 24 hours. If you have preordered the new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, or plan to get one, and don’t know what to do with your old smartphone, you have a few options: trade it in, sell … Read more

Tim Cook unveils iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch

Today Apple unveiled three new products packed full of innovation and new technology. The event, held in Cupertino, CA, saw crowds of tech enthusiasts eager to catch a glimpse of the elusive devices. Up until today, rumor after rumor whirled around the Internet with many speculating not one, but two new iPhones boasting bigger screens … Read more

Will 100M Sapphire-crystal Apple screens be manufactured in Arizona?

If the rumors are true, GT Advanced Technologies, based in Mesa, Arizona, acquired enough sapphire crystal furnaces to produce over 100 million iPhone screens in a single year. Apple and GT Advanced Technologies partnered last year with many speculating that GT Advanced’s sapphire producing capabilities is what made Apple partner with them in the first … Read more