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Old Jan 3, 2013, 05:08 PM   #26
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The back of the iPhone does not use Gorilla Glass. Only the front.
On the 4 and 4S, the front and the back is coated.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 05:10 PM   #27
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Does Apple use it? Based on gorilla glass's site, they don't.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 05:12 PM   #28
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Does Apple use it? Based on gorilla glass's site, they don't.
They do, they just don't market it for some reason.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 05:12 PM   #29
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He's using a Nexus 10...

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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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Old Jan 3, 2013, 05:15 PM   #30
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Does Apple use it? Based on gorilla glass's site, they don't.
Not only does every iOS device use it, Gorilla Glass on portable devices basically exists because of Steve Jobs going to Corning and asking them to develop glass for the original iPhone.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 05:15 PM   #31
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Does Apple use it? Based on gorilla glass's site, they don't.
http://www.apple.com/about/job-creation/

Corning employees in Kentucky and New York who create the majority of the glass for iPhone
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 05:17 PM   #32
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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, 05:18 PM   #33
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Bet my little gorillas can scratch it.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 05:21 PM   #34
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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, 05:24 PM   #35
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looks like an apple ad idea copied from samsung
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 05:30 PM   #36
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We need the downvote back, because that is a load of bull right there.
The only good downvoting did was inflame others into an online ego war. It's better that people actually take the time to [civilly] address a comment than to passive-aggressively down-vote it. It also bullied people whose comments may be correct but others simply wanted to annoy that user, which happened quite often. I prefer the helpful comments being brought to the forefront of the threads through the new system, it allows me to view the top 5 or so without sifting through hundreds of posts.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 05:31 PM   #37
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Great. But glass seems scratch resistant enough. Now make it more shatter proof and that might be useful. I'm still casing my iPhone 5, albeit in a slim elago case. But I still don't trust these iPhones that are all metal and glass. Seems like they just don't have enough cushion on them to protect against falls.

But we shall see, two of my friends are going caseless with their iPhone 5's. Let's see how that works out for them. If their phones are still in one piece in a year, I will uncase mine.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 05:34 PM   #38
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I really like my iPhone 4. It fell like 8 times from around 5 feet and not a scratch. It could be luck but for me, it's resistant enough. Having future revisions even more resistant is great. I just think glass is too heavy. That's why the iPhone5 is much more lighter.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 05:38 PM   #39
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Always good to have better glass - yet I always have a screen protector on so I don't care that much
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Interesting advertising tactic

I didn't expect Corning to use a sex appeal approach
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 05:46 PM   #41
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how do u think they got the gorilla to pose with the ipad like that? and look at the camera so good?
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 05:59 PM   #42
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What about Gorilla anodized aluminum?
There already exists tons of great anodised aluminium finishes that are just a fraction more expensive and alot more durable, but of course Apple wouldn't wan't to pay for that, it would make iPhones last longer and retain used value = less new phone sales.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 06:06 PM   #43
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That's the most smug looking gorilla I've ever seen in my entire life.

Yeah, you just think you're cool, gorilla.
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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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Old Jan 3, 2013, 06:10 PM   #44
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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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Old Jan 3, 2013, 06:16 PM   #45
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Gorilla Glass 3 is amazing. Just wait.......
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how do u think they got the gorilla to pose with the ipad like that? and look at the camera so good?
Free Wi-Fi?
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 06:19 PM   #47
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There already exists tons of great anodised aluminium finishes that are just a fraction more expensive and alot more durable, but of course Apple wouldn't wan't to pay for that, it would make iPhones last longer and retain used value = less new phone sales.
But not all of them are "compatible" with the Aluminum-Alloy used in your phone chassis. At the "molecular level", that is.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 06:23 PM   #48
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But not all of them are "compatible" with the Aluminum-Alloy used in your phone chassis. At the "molecular level", that is.
Of course i meant for Apple to use a better alloy too.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 06:26 PM   #49
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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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Old Jan 3, 2013, 06:36 PM   #50
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this is old news, us Android users have been using Gorilla glass for a while now...Galaxy S III = iphone killer
Bring back the downrate arrow!
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