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Corning, Apple, and the smartphone that unleashed the Gorilla

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Wired has taken an in-depth look at the origin of Corning's Gorilla Glass, from its accidental creation to its place on the original iPhone.

Corning Gorilla Glass 2
Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Long before Corning's Gorilla Glass became a household name, it suffered a number of failed endeavors. Wired has taken an in-depth look at some of Corning's stumbles, as well as the origins of Gorilla Glass, detailing a 161-year old company that stumbled upon a product created by faulty machinery and turned it into a lucrative business. Head over to the source to see how the company overcame obstacles and went on to be tasked with manufacturing the glass display for the original iPhone by Steve Jobs himself.