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Old Apr 20, 2011, 06:34 PM   #1
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I've seen videos of Gorilla glass devices like the Dell Streak being hammered and thrown and the glass just brushed it off like nothing. I just dropped my iPhone 4 on my driveway with a bumper case on it and the back totally shattered with spider webs. The drop was like less than a meter and landed flat back. It is definitely not gorilla glass, seems like it is cheap run of the mill window glass that shatters into shards (which my back did and a few pieces almost came off).
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Old Apr 20, 2011, 06:49 PM   #2
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that sucks, sorry to hear, it's only like $20 to replace the back
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Old Apr 20, 2011, 06:51 PM   #3
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Don't drop it, SomeDudeAsking.
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Old Apr 20, 2011, 06:59 PM   #4
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Don't drop it, SomeDudeAsking.
Because that's totally a viable option. I'm sure he purposely dropped his device just for fun.
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Old Apr 20, 2011, 07:02 PM   #5
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I doubt the market for cases would be as huge if everyone actually thought the iPhone glass was that tough.
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Old Apr 20, 2011, 07:05 PM   #6
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Gorilla Glass isn't miracle glass. A lot of android phones use it, and those break too. Granted it is stronger than the iphones, but when it comes down to it, glass is gonna break my man.
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Old Apr 20, 2011, 07:07 PM   #7
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Lucky for you... that it was only the back. That's the easiest part to replace on the iPhone 4.
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Old Apr 20, 2011, 07:08 PM   #8
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I've seen videos of Gorilla glass devices like the Dell Streak being hammered and thrown and the glass just brushed it off like nothing. I just dropped my iPhone 4 on my driveway with a bumper case on it and the back totally shattered with spider webs. The drop was like less than a meter and landed flat back. It is definitely not gorilla glass, seems like it is cheap run of the mill window glass that shatters into shards (which my back did and a few pieces almost came off).
Did Apple ever say it was gorilla glass?
Anyways, it should be $29 to replace via Apple.
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Old Apr 20, 2011, 07:18 PM   #9
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FWIW replace it with a metal back.
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Old Apr 20, 2011, 07:23 PM   #10
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Thought the front was gorilla glass.
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I've seen videos of Gorilla glass devices like the Dell Streak being hammered and thrown and the glass just brushed it off like nothing. I just dropped my iPhone 4 on my driveway with a bumper case on it and the back totally shattered with spider webs. The drop was like less than a meter and landed flat back. It is definitely not gorilla glass, seems like it is cheap run of the mill window glass that shatters into shards (which my back did and a few pieces almost came off).
It costs almost nothing to fix the back. At least it wasn't the front.
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Old Apr 20, 2011, 08:03 PM   #12
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Gorilla Glass is just specially tempered glass. If there was great enough force to the middle or edge of the glass, or concentrated enough into a point, the glass still shatters.
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Old Apr 20, 2011, 08:28 PM   #13
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Thought the front was gorilla glass.
The front is gorilla glass
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Old Apr 20, 2011, 08:29 PM   #14
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The back is not the same glass as the front, that's why it's so cheap to replace and why it scratches much easier.
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 01:59 AM   #15
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The front is gorilla glass
There is absolutely no proof of this. Apple presumably would not spend millions of dollars in licensing to make iPhones with Gorilla Glass. The Gorilla Glass rumor has been around since the launch of the 4, but there has been no solid proof that is the actual product from Corning.
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There is absolutely no proof of this. Apple presumably would not spend millions of dollars in licensing to make iPhones with Gorilla Glass. The Gorilla Glass rumor has been around since the launch of the 4, but there has been no solid proof that is the actual product from Corning.
true, but it is a tempered aluminosilicate glass that has the same features of corning's gorilla glass. i think peple just call it that out of sheer ignorance or are too lazy to type, "tempered aluminosilicate glass compound"
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Because that's totally a viable option. I'm sure he purposely dropped his device just for fun.
It's worked for me.
Gen 1,2,3 and so far 4.
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true, but it is a tempered aluminosilicate glass that has the same features of corning's gorilla glass. i think peple just call it that out of sheer ignorance or are too lazy to type, "tempered aluminosilicate glass compound"
Or the same reason that all tissues are called Kleenex or all lip balms are called Chapstick.
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 08:26 AM   #19
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all though i skipped the iphone 4 and perhaps the iphone 5 as well, if i did get one of these, i would just go ahead and by a couple of backs while i was at it.
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Did Apple ever say it was gorilla glass?
No, they didn't. Reviewers and reporters started saying it, and now a sizeable minority believe it.

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Yes. Very lucky it was the back. It's easy to do yourself, too, if you have the right tiny screwdriver.
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It's worked for me.
Gen 1,2,3 and so far 4.
Sounds to me like you're about due to drop your iPhone.

Tomorrow.

Don't get paranoid, though.

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Because that's totally a viable option. I'm sure he purposely dropped his device just for fun.
Everyone drops their iPhone and shatters the back just for fun. Where have you been?
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 09:34 AM   #23
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Sounds to me like you're about due to drop your iPhone.

Tomorrow.

Don't get paranoid, though.

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Don't worry I wont.
If I do happen to drop it, $29 fixes the back. If the whole thing goes $199 gets me a new one. Not really a big deal.

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Old Apr 21, 2011, 09:46 AM   #24
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You're dropping it wrong

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There is absolutely no proof of this. Apple presumably would not spend millions of dollars in licensing to make iPhones with Gorilla Glass. The Gorilla Glass rumor has been around since the launch of the 4, but there has been no solid proof that is the actual product from Corning.
Apple will not tell what the glass is and corning is not going to admit. The gorilla glass in the iphone is made at the corning plant in Harrodsburg, KY.

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