Corning, the manufacturer of the Gorilla glass displays who provide the display to tons of smartphone companies is reportedly working on the foldable screen. A prominent Apple iPhone Display manufacturer is working on the project to manufacture folding screens, which could be used in the upcoming iPhones. According to the Corning general manager John Bayne, making a glass that would bend with resilience is a challenging task, and the company would accomplish it in the coming two years. Apple has already invested nearly $200 million in COrning, to support the Research and Development to make its devices stronger.
Apple invested money in Corning for their benefits like Research and Development, to support capital requirements and also to build a state-of-the-art glass processing hub. According to the patents filed with the authorities by Apple, it is clear that the company is looking to spend more money on developing a smartphone with foldable displays. It is rumored that Apple could bring new iPhone devices with foldable display next year. With the statement from Corning on developing foldable display, we are sure that Apple is getting foldable displays in early 2020 if Corning gets success in the project.
The companies like Samsung and Huawei has already achieved the foldable displays for their smartphone, but the displays used the plastic and not the glass. That’s why Corning wants to make a foldable glass display for smartphone devices. According to John Bayne, Corning team is targetting 3- to 5-millimeter bend radii” for its 0.1mm thick glass, and that would turn the smartphone to have the thickness of 6 to 10mm after folding it. Currently, Corning manufactures the bendable Willow glass. But the process behind the making of this glass makes it impossible for it to use a smartphone display. So, Corning has no other option than spending time and money for manufacturing the foldable display scratch.