“Many assume that Apple is using Corning’s Gorilla glass for the iPhone 5 but Apple’s latest patent puts that into question to a certain degree,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple. “Especially in light of Apple’s use of thinner In-Cell glass, Apple may have used a new process for strengthening their thinner glass.”
“The patent doesn’t confirm if the patent pending process was used in the manufacture of the current iPhone 5 or is one destined for future iDevices,” Purcher reports, “but it’s abundantly clear that Apple has a new process for strengthening thin glass that involves the use of a very sophisticated ‘Glass Ion Exchange Bath’ system.”
Much more, including Apple’s patent application illustrations and diagrams, in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]