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iPhone 5 To Have Corning Gorilla Glass

Did you think that Apple was one of the most secretive companies in the Silicon Valley? So did we; so the next slip of the tongue from Apple's PR team comes as a nice surprise.

When explaining how Apple creates, or supports about a half of million jobs across the US, the official information includes: "Corning employees in Kentucky and New York who create the majority of the glass for iPhone."

So far, the partnership between the Cupertino-based company and Corning has been merely a speculation.

Analysts believed that the iPhones' Gorilla Glass was made by Corning, but there was no confirmation from either of the companies involved.

Last year, Apple failed to include the company from New York on its list of suppliers. Even now, the information is scarce, as the Gorilla Glass is not actually mentioned.

Also the phrasing - "the majority of the glass for iPhone" - leaves room for interpretation, on the actual volume of shipments.

Not to mention the fact that the rest of the Gorilla Glass screens, on other iPhones, must come from a different supplier.

So, Apple does a good job at being even more mysterious, when disclosing information, than when it conceals it.

Radu has been working as a freelance writer for more than five years and has been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.