5s screen ? Gorilla glass or no ?

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  1. Thomas card macrumors member

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    I have always wondered , has anyone ever really found out what kind of screen the iphone 5s has , gorilla glass or what ?
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    There's little reason to think it isn't. Any competition to Corning?
     
  3. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    The iPhone 5 has Gorilla Glass 2 for the screen. I doubt Apple changed anything between the 5 and 5s.
     
  4. Msail30bay macrumors regular

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    Here, I'll find out for you :D ............................ YES, it is Gorilla Glass after all! Just did my little experiment with the hammer..... he he he............ Seriously, I was hoping for Gorilla Glass 3, but I guess we'll have to settle for 2 for now.
     
  5. luckydcxx macrumors 65816

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    I'm actually surprised that they do not mention the manufacturer. I would think that they would make it a "feature" of the phone.
     
  6. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    It would be a feature if is shatter-proof.
     
  7. mcmul macrumors 6502

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    The 5S feels much smoother than the 4S and 5. I picked it up yesterday and I must say it feels very different; though I suspect it's only because it's new.
     
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    Does Apple advertise make of camera sensor?
    Of LTE modem make?
    Of the RAM chip maker?

    It would be uncharacteristic of them to with the glass.

    IPhone uses Gorilla Glass or some very close derivative. Apple worked very closely with Corning for expanding their manufacturing to deploy their original Gorilla Glass on one of the earlier iPhone releases (3GS/4 I don't recall exact). They use some evolution of that now. Whether its from Corning(likely) or some other supplier(also probable), it will have comparable performance.
     
  9. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Well new iPhones come with an oleophobic coating that gives it the smoothness. But they wear out with time. It probably wore out on your 5 and 4S.
     
  10. PNutts macrumors 601

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    On Apple's website there is a Job Creation page that says: "For example, this figure also includes workers in Texas who manufacture processors for iOS products, Corning employees in Kentucky and New York who create the majority of the glass for iPhone, and FedEx and UPS employees."

    So the answer is: Probably. ;)
     
  11. mcmul macrumors 6502

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    It must have wore out quickly last time!
     
  12. blarivee macrumors 6502

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    That is always been the question. The first iPhone definitely had Gorilla glass. However subsequent models were vague on whether it is Corning's Gorilla glass or a similar alternative (not made by Corning but same properties). Gorilla glass was developed a long time ago at Corning, so most likely the patent has expired which means other manufacturers can duplicate the process (similar analogy would be generic prescriptions). Gorilla Glass 2/3 may have new patents so those will have to be made by Corning.
     
  13. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Majority? :eek:

    Let start a thread, "If I didn't get a Corning glass, am pissed!" - NOT
     
  14. GoingDark macrumors 6502

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    Apple has never publicly disclosed their relationship with Corning, but it's widely understood that Gorilla Glass has been used in all iPhones since the first model. There's an extensive section in Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs detailing a visit to Corning in 2006 where Steve encouraged them to put it into large-scale production despite being a very expensive technology at the time.

    Corning's current market leadership position probably wouldn't have been possible without Apple's involvement so I'm sure they give Apple extremely favourable terms, plus there really isn't much out there that's competitive with their product so there's no reason for Apple to switch suppliers.
     
  15. luckydcxx macrumors 65816

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    You are correct they do not advertise the names but tear downs make it easy to see who these companies are. Unfortunately there is no way to tell about the glass.
     
  16. RokkenRock macrumors member

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    This. I don't care that much about scratch or scuff and anything as long as I can keep using it. But when the screen shatters and the LCD screen breaks, it's pretty much dead until you get it repaired. Hopefully the rumored sapphire instead of glass will do the trick.
     
  17. takeshi74, Jan 13, 2014
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    http://www.corninggorillaglass.com/faqs/all
    While not shatter proof it is more resistant than untreated glass. It's not unscratchable for that matter. Just more scratch resistant.

    Even sapphire is just shatter resistant. It's not an unbreakable super material. It's hard but brittle.
     
  18. blarivee macrumors 6502

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    Oops media/book misinformation :D

    Oh wait, that means other companies can also use Chemcor glass as a starting point to formulate their own "Gorilla Glass" alternative...
     
  19. viewfly macrumors 65816

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    Here is an interview on Bloomberg News with Corning CEO Wendell Weeks talking about Gorilla Glass, Steve Jobs, Apple and flexible glass. From 2013

    The link is from the Corning Web site HERE.

    The video is at the link below. Yes, indeed, Apple uses Gorilla glass. Watch the whole video, especially the comments near the end (starting minute 5:06). Also starting minute 0:30.


    http://www.corning.com/uploadedFiles/Corporate/ww/Assets/Video/Bloomberg_WPW_4232013.mp4
     
  20. RoboWarriorSr macrumors 6502a

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    Apple supposedly dropped Gorilla Glass with the iPhone 3GS and switched to a different manufacture (They might be an unnamed vendor). Lens Technology International currently produces the aluminosilicate glass for all iPhone products.
     
  21. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    oooh man do i love that new screen slide. wish you could reapply it.
     
  22. hummus macrumors member

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    Based on their website it sounds like they specialize in coatings, not the actual glass.

    "Lens Technology International is a leader in the development and manufacture of high performance, scratch resistant coatings for a variety of applications. We offer a full range of proprietary UV curable and thermal curable coatings for application to a variety of substrates including:
    Plastics | Glass | Metal | Wood | Paper"
     
  23. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    They actually used Gorilla glass (or rather, chemically-strengthened glass) in all iPhone models since the original? I thought it started with the iPhone 4 when Apple started advertising "aluminosilicate glass that is chemically strengthened to be 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic" and "glass is ultradurable and more scratch resistant than ever. It's also recyclable."
     
  24. RoboWarriorSr macrumors 6502a

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    They stopped officially using "Gorilla Glass" after the 3GS though Corning may still be one of the many vendors producing "aluminosilicate glass".
     
  25. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    If Gorilla glass was used in original iPhone through 3GS, why would Apple all of sudden advertise "aluminosilicate glass that is chemically strengthened to be 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic" starting with the iPhone 4?
     

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