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Perhaps Apple should consider buying a ‘smart glass’ company

Disruptive technologies like touch sensitive screens and smart glass everywhere will be one of the larger competitive issues for Apple in the not-too-distant future. However, purchasing a smart glass manufacturer — perhaps even Corning itself– would give Apple a competitive advantage for an “iOS everywhere” type approach. 

Buying a base product manufacturer like Corning wouldn’t be outside the realm of what Apple occasionally does. The company scooped up AuthenTec, a company that makes fingerprint sensors and identify management software, as well as a handful of chip foundries. 

Nabbing a glass manufacturer — specifically a smart glass manufacturer — would be right in line with Apple’s history and offer the potential for a strategic future. Our favorite tech company could continue its fully integrated approach to extending the Apple ecosystem everywhere.

Corning, especially, would be a great choice. Apple’s iDevices could be more impact resistant by using the company’s Gorilla glass. The company’s Willow Glass could enable even thinner Mac displays. 

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the news editor of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.