Can you crack the screen with your finger?

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  1. jcorbin macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  2. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Well if it was in the middle of the screen and you were pushing really hard harder then any phone should ever be thought of being held then I guess so.
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwn-Tfc4P2Q
     
  3. iPodJedi macrumors 6502a

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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!
     
  4. jcorbin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome. Was worried I was gonna make stress fractures.
     
  5. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    If you become the THING (Fantastic Four) it maybe a problem. :D
     
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  7. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Yes you can.
     
  8. jcorbin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Have you done it or seen someone do it?
     
  9. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    It's not about seeing it or bearing it happening. It's all about physics. You can break a glass with too much pressure applied to it.
     
  10. jcorbin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you know if it's gorilla glass 1, 2, or 3?
     
  11. iPodJedi macrumors 6502a

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    It is gorilla glass 3;apple always uses the newest one possible
     
  12. jcorbin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nice!
     
  13. jcorbin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Then there should be no need for a screen protector right
     
  14. jcorbin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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?
     
  15. cynics macrumors G3

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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.
     
  16. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    False, Gorilla Glass 3 was just released.
     
  17. iPodJedi macrumors 6502a

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    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
     
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    So in your opinion do I need a screen protector?
     
  21. jcorbin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone start out with a screen protector then decide to remove it?
     
  22. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    I cracked the home button with my finger once.
     
  23. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    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.
     
  24. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    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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    Apple doesn't tell you which glass they use.
     

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