Apple ‘surprised’ by GT Advanced’s bankruptcy filing

“Apple Inc said on Wednesday it was surprised by supplier GT Advanced Technologies Inc’s bankruptcy filing this week, and is now considering its next steps,” Noel Randewich reports for Reuters.

“In the iPhone maker’s first public response, it said it was working with Arizona officials on its next moves,” Randewich reports. “‘We are focused on preserving jobs in Arizona following GT’s surprising decision and we will continue to work with state and local officials as we consider our next steps,’ spokesman Chris Gaither said.”

“GT’s first Chapter 11 bankruptcy court hearing is set for Thursday. The New Hampshire-based company has said it will then explain what led to Monday’s surprise bankruptcy filing that wiped out 90 percent of the sapphire supplier’s market value,” Randewich reports. “Shares of GT were up 30 percent at $1.57 on Wednesday morning. On Monday morning, the shares opened at $11.06.”

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  1. When it comes to Apple news, tune out the noise and ignore anything that doesn’t come directly from Apple.

    If you don’t know that by now, you don’t know anything about Apple.

    1. I think there are two answers to your question.

      1. Yes, it would be illegal (against SEC rules) for them to do so. At least directly.


      2. Give the relationship they supposedly share, they could have simple informed Apple of their limited cash on hand, which supposedly auto-triggered the filing.

      I could be totally wrong on this, but that is what I’ve gotten from what I’ve read about it so far.

      1. Apple is a creditor, so it would have privy and access to full financial information as stipulated in it’s credit agreement, which I’m sure Apple would have prepared and provided.

  2. “We are focused on preserving jobs in Arizona following GT’s surprising decision”

    Yea, Apple’s looking into taking over now.
    I don’t doubt that Apple was surprised.

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