Rumor: No more shattered iPhone screens!
How many of your friends are actively using an iPhone with a shattered screen? While the glass screen offers better clarity and scratch resistance than plastic options, the occasional drop can result in a shattered, but still functioning, iPhone. And with replacement costs of $599 to $749 for an out-of-contract phone, it's sensible to try to work with the broken device.
This may be a thing of the past!
Apple has had a long-time relationship with Corning, the maker of Gorilla Glass. But the company has never included Corning in its provider lists (the companies who create parts that go into iPhones, iPads, etc.). Last week Apple released its U.S. Jobs report, which included the statement: "Corning employees in Kentucky and New York who create the majority of the glass for iPhone,.."
Experts think this means your next iPhone will have a "Gorilla Glass 2" screen. Which makes this Portlandia clip a distant memory.
Likeliness: 85 percent
(Click here for a story from Steve Jobs' biographer, Walter Isaacson, about the Corning-Apple relationship.)