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Video: Did this Ubuntu superphone concept inspire the upcoming iPhone 6?


In a Town Hall Hangout on Wednesday, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth revealed that the Ubuntu Edge – a high-end expensive concept smartphone the company failed to fund via Indiegogo last summer – may have inspired devices coming from various players in the mobile business this year, including Apple. Without saying that Apple copied the Ubuntu Edge, Shuttleworth revealed the iPhone maker has big sapphire plans for the future, CNET reports. “Apple just snapped up three year’s worth of the supply of sapphire screens from the company that we had engaged to make the screens for the Edge,” the exec said, adding that not only Apple may have been inspired by the mythical Ubuntu smartphone. “Isn’t it interesting that how many

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