Corning, Provider of iPhone and iPad Glass, Announces Stronger and More Scratch Resistant Gorilla Glass 3

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    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 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.

    Article Link: Corning, Provider of iPhone and iPad Glass, Announces Stronger and More Scratch Resistant Gorilla Glass 3
     
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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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    good im tired of breaking my phone when im drunk
     
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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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    A real gorilla wingman for you and your phone perhaps? Ready to catch the phone from drops and ward off thieves?
     
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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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    Interesting timing given the rumored news of Apple's investigation(s) into new touch-technology.

    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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    So the original Gorilla Glass and Gorilla Glass 2 were complete crap then? Version 3 will be stronger than strong, more scratch resistant than scratch resistant. What will version 4 hold, the possibilities are endless!
     
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    I had a great experience with mine... but you hit any phone the wrong way, and that glass is gonna shatter.

    Until something revolutionary comes along... i'm still using a screen protector.
     
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    And since Apple hasn't used GG since the iPhone 1, this news is applicable to????
     
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    As someone who recently scratched my iPhone 5 screen, this is welcome news.
     
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    He's using a Nexus 10...

    ...let's kick his butt. :mad:
     
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    That is not necessarily true.
     
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    This is great and all, but how about they do something with the horrible back casing.. The fronts a tank compared to the sides and back. How about investing in that department so I can stop having to cover up all the creative and sexy designs of your devices with Thick black rubber covers to keep my hair from scratching it up??
     
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    I wonder when gorilla glass will be strong enough to give a piece to a gorilla and for it to still come out in perfect condition after an hour? Maybe gorilla glass 6?
     
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    They could put some glass on the back, that wouldn't scratch!
     
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    Nice.

    Nice news!

    While I have shattered the back of my iPhone once (I was drunk and running, give me a break) I feel scratch resistance should be the number one priority.

    While only some users will shatter their phones, basically everyone who doesn't use a screen protector will scratch up their phone.

    Personally I don't use cases since I hate fuglifying and bulking up my phone. Same goes for screen protectors, there is no way to apply them perfectly, so you end up with a beauty mark. I also feel they alter the tactile sensation of the screen negatively.
     
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    The back of the iPhone does not use Gorilla Glass. Only the front.
     

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