Can you crack the screen with your finger?

jcorbin

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I was putting a case on my phone and it wasn't cooperating. So I had to end up pushing quite forcefully on two of the corners on the front of the screen. Just wondering if this can compromise the strength of the glass.
 

iPodJedi

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I was putting a case on my phone and it wasn't cooperating. So I had to end up pushing quite forcefully on two of the corners on the front of the screen. Just wondering if this can compromise the strength of the glass.
It won't...go to YouTube and type in gorilla glass demo (gorilla glass is the glass they use in iPhones) and you will see the makers of gorilla glass drop heavy lead balls onto the glass and it won't shatter but then the drop the same lead balls onto steel and it gets huge ball shaped dents!
 

jcorbin

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It won't...go to YouTube and type in gorilla glass demo (gorilla glass is the glass they use in iPhones) and you will see the makers of gorilla glass drop heavy lead balls onto the glass and it won't shatter but then the drop the same lead balls onto steel and it gets huge ball shaped dents!

Do you know if it's gorilla glass 1, 2, or 3?
 

jcorbin

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I did a little research and it looks like the 5s only has gorilla glass 2. Do you know of any documentation that shows it having 3?
 

cynics

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It is gorilla glass 3;apple always uses the newest one possible

I think it was shown to be Gorilla Glass 2 (or similar ie non Corning) since 5S/5C sharing the glass as the 5 which was obviously released before GG3 was created/released/etc...

Gorilla Glass isn't even the strongest display glass made anymore. It's not exactly bragging to say you are using it. It's a good compromise between strength and price.
 

iPodJedi

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I think it was shown to be Gorilla Glass 2 (or similar ie non Corning) since 5S/5C sharing the glass as the 5 which was obviously released before GG3 was created/released/etc...

Gorilla Glass isn't even the strongest display glass made anymore. It's not exactly bragging to say you are using it. It's a good compromise between strength and price.
False, Gorilla Glass 3 was just released.
Thanks for correcting me. I just know apple always uses the newest gorilla glass and since the 5s wasn't released after the gorilla glass 3 that would make sense...thanks for the correction though so others arn't confused
 

T5BRICK

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False, Gorilla Glass 3 was just released.
The Galaxy S4 has Gorilla Glass 3 and it has been on the market since April 2013.

Anyway, where has it ever been stated officially that the iPhone uses Gorilla glass of any kind?

*edit* wow I guess they announced it in 2012, but never stated WHICH version they're using.
 

The Doctor11

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Anyone start out with a screen protector then decide to remove it?
Yes i had one for a few hours but there was this little tiny piece of dust under it and it was making me go insane so I took it off. My phone looks just as it did when i took it out of the box. Just always give it its own pocket dont put it in with your keys.
 
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