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Could Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) next iPhone ship without a key feature? A new report claims that its indestructible sapphire screen may not be ready in time for the device's September launch.

Elsewhere in tech news, Peregrine Semiconductor (NASDAQ: PSMI) received a buyout deal from Murata Manufacturing.

Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) might finally launch its long-awaited music video service.

Pirates seem to have taken a bite out of a major Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) property.

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is rumored to sell its entertainment division, avoiding the closure that was originally announced.

And Re/code Co-Executive Editor Kara Swisher told Benzinga's #PreMarket Prep why she's excited for the iPhone 6.

Disclosure: At the time of this writing, Louis Bedigian had no position in the equities mentioned in this report.

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    iPhone 6 Could Ship Without Sapphire Glass

    iPhone 6 Could Ship Without Sapphire Glass

    Everyone is waiting for the iPhone to get an indestructible screen, but its arrival might be further off than expected.

    A new report claims that sapphire glass won't be ready for the iPhone 6's September launch and may not be ready before summer 2015.

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    Peregrine Shares Soared After Buyout Announcement

    Peregrine Shares Soared After Buyout Announcement

    Peregrine Semiconductor enjoyed a healthy boost, rising more than 60 percent after Murata Manufacturing announced that it wanted to acquire the firm for $12.50 per share.

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    Google Preparing New Music Service

    Google Preparing New Music Service

    Google has been rumored to be developing a second music service -- one that is separate from Google Play Music All Access -- since October 2013.

    Unlike the existing service, this one will focus on music videos and live performances, and will reportedly go by the name YouTube Music Key.

    The ad-free service is expected to cost $9.99 per month.

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    Pirates Might Be Eating Lionsgate's Lunch

    Pirates Might Be Eating Lionsgate's Lunch

    Pirates have a strong appetite for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

    The film earned $864 million at the global box office, but its unmonetized demand (consumer demand and consumption for which revenue is not currently captured) is estimated at $1.79 billion.

    That's just for the first half of the year.

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    Xbox Entertainment Studio Could Be Sold

    Xbox Entertainment Studio Could Be Sold

    Microsoft might not close Xbox Entertainment Studios -- it might sell the company instead.

    This move has received a degree of skepticism from analysts, especially after Microsoft officially stated that the entertainment division would be closed.

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    Kara Swisher Shared Her iPhone Anticipation

    Kara Swisher Shared Her iPhone Anticipation

    Re/code's Kara Swisher told Benzinga's #PreMarket Prep why she's excited for the iPhone 6.

    "…I'm looking forward to seeing it," she said. "I kind of have a little envy toward the Samsung phones. At the same time, I'm used to the Apple system. I like it, and all my information is there."

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