So it’s always been widely speculated that Apple uses the super scratch resistant Gorilla Glass in their iDevices. This has never been confirmed or denied by Apple or Corning. So what’s the deal then?
Well it looks like Apple may have inadvertently let the truth out in a new page created on Apple’s website. Just to give you the back story, Corning is a US company that manufactures glass and ceramics. They are also the creators of the popularly used Gorilla Glass now available in a vast amount of mobile devices.
The article found here, iterates what may have been unseen information to many speculators on Apple’s impact in the US. The fact of the matter is that Apple does indeed provide hundreds of thousands jobs around the world, many of which exist in the United States. In this article Apple brought some light to a dark mystery:
For example, this figure also includes workers in Texas who manufacture processors for iOS products, Corning employees in Kentucky and New York who create the majority of the glass for iPhone, and FedEx and UPS employees.
So there you have it… Apple admits to employing Corning workers. But does this really admit they use Gorilla Glass?? Not quite guys. Apple has always been in the habit of having other major manufactures bring their components to life. Nowhere does the webpage say “We employ Corning employee’s to create Gorilla Glass for our devices”. It’s a fact that Corning does make other types of Glass as shown on their Display Technologies page.
That being said, it could be any type of glass made by Corning. Or maybe Corning has the resources and man power to provide quality materials for Apple’s manufacturing process at FoxConn. Apple could have their own special blend of glass they contract Corning to create. Or are they planning on releasing the iPad 3 and iPhone 5 complete with Gorilla Glass? But STILL no specification on “what” glass.
I guess we put one mystery/rumor to rest and wake up another.
What glass do they use? We know Corning makes it.
Do you think it’s really Gorilla Glass?