Corning previously revealed its Gorilla Glass 2, which is said to be 20% lighter, thinner, and stronger than the current Gorilla Glass at CES 2012. It was rumored that Apple would begin to use the newer Gorilla Glass in their products but the relationship between the two companies has remained a mystery.
The relationship between the two companies originally started when Steve Jobs visited Corning Headquarters in 2006 and told Wendell Weeks (the CEO) not to be afraid of making things. Corning didn’t end up making anything worth Jobs’ while though as none of the company’s materials made it to Apple’s products after that. Furthermore, the company wasn’t even included in Apple’s supplier list last year but things might look different this upcoming year.
It seems that Apple may have slipped with information on their new Job Creation page and confirmed its new relationship with Corning:
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.