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Old Jan 3, 2013, 05:31 PM   #1
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Corning, Provider of iPhone and iPad Glass, Announces Stronger and More Scratch Resistant Gorilla Glass 3




Corning, provider of the Kentucky-made glass for the iPhone and iPad, has announced the third iteration of its Gorilla Glass panels. The glass both reduces scratches and increases overall strength significantly.

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Gorilla Glass 3 has been improved at the molecular level, incorporating a proprietary feature called Native Damage Resistance (NDR). According to Corning, NDR reduces the propagation of flaws, the appearance of scratches and does a better job of maintaining the overall retained strength of the glass. As a result, GG3 claims a three-fold improvement in scratch resistance, 40 percent reduction in the number of visible scratches and 50 percent boost in retained strength after the glass becomes flawed.
Gorilla Glass was mentioned in the Steve Jobs biography with Jobs personally calling Corning Glass CEO Wendell Weeks, before the first iPhone launched, to request the company begin to scale production of Gorilla Glass for the device.

Gorilla Glass 2 was announced at CES last year. It seems likely that Apple will adopt the improved glass for future iOS devices.

Corning will also announce new optical Thunderbolt cables, available in lengths up to 30 meters. Earlier this week, Japanese firm Sumitomo Electric Industries announced its own optical Thunderbolt cables.

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Old Jan 3, 2013, 05:35 PM   #3
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 05:37 PM   #5
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The more scratch-resistant it is, the easier it is to shatter the phone...I wish Apple would go back to glass that scratches easily but doesn't shatter if you drop the phone. I'd rather pay for a screen protector than an Otterbox.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 05:53 PM   #6
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The more scratch-resistant it is, the easier it is to shatter the phone...
That is not necessarily true.
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The more scratch-resistant it is, the easier it is to shatter the phone...I wish Apple would go back to glass that scratches easily but doesn't shatter if you drop the phone. I'd rather pay for a screen protector than an Otterbox.
We need the downvote back, because that is a load of bull right there.

The scratch resistance is NOT due to the material, but due to the coating.
Coating doesn't do anything to the flexibility and hence shatter probability and severeness of a material.

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Old Jan 3, 2013, 05:41 PM   #10
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Exactly- freakin' punk gorilla. Anyone want to mess with that gorilla with me?
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Apple uses Gorilla Glass? I swear Apple devices scratch like butter compared to Android and Windows Phone devices.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 05:45 PM   #12
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Interesting timing given the rumored news of Apple's investigation(s) into new touch-technology.

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There isn't much information available about the Touch On Display panels, but they are said to be thin and tough, with a thickness of 0.5mm and improved optical performance and sensitivity.
Might see this new glass in revamped iOS device touch displays.
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You'd be wrong then wouldn't you.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 06:17 PM   #14
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Apple uses Gorilla Glass? I swear Apple devices scratch like butter compared to Android and Windows Phone devices.
Fun fact: Steve Jobs gave corning money to build factories so that they have enough capacity to build gorilla glass for iDevices.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 07:26 PM   #15
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Apple uses Gorilla Glass? I swear Apple devices scratch like butter compared to Android and Windows Phone devices.
None of my iPhones have ever gotten scratched, or cracked or shattered.

Never had a problem.
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Exaggeration explodes.
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Apple were the first devices to use Gorilla glass. They were responsible for discovering it could be used with consumer electronics.
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Apple uses Gorilla Glass? I swear Apple devices scratch like butter compared to Android and Windows Phone devices.
Yep.. Really ? oh dear..... What you may not know though is Android phone use Gorilla Glass too.... Most smart-phones do.... How do you explain this?
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Apple wass the first cellphone manufacturer to use Gorilla Glass.
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I call bs. The screen on the iPhone is VERY difficult to scratch. I have never used a screen protector and my iPhone 4S still doesn't have scratch on the glass, after of a year of heavy use.
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Exactly- freakin' punk gorilla. Anyone want to mess with that gorilla with me?
He's using a Nexus 10...

...let's kick his butt.
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He's using a Nexus 10...

...let's kick his butt.
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And since Apple hasn't used GG since the iPhone 1, this news is applicable to????
You know, if you don't like what the admins consider "news," then start your own site and only post what you think is news worthy. It's so annoying when people have to say "how is this news" blah blah blah.
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The more scratch-resistant it is, the easier it is to shatter the phone...I wish Apple would go back to glass that scratches easily but doesn't shatter if you drop the phone. I'd rather pay for a screen protector than an Otterbox.
Is this really true? Hopefully they will be able to accomplish both.
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What's needed is glare-free glass. Apple should switch to Nippon's Invisible Glass and drop Corning's ancient invention.
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I checked the comments simply to see what people had to say about the gorilla. You, sir, have made my Friday.
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