Corning Gorilla Glass II?

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  1. PedroDias macrumors member

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  2. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    There was a previous thread about this topic. Nobody knows, though some cited sources that claimed it was indeed Gorilla Glass 2.
     
  3. Copronymous macrumors newbie

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    I've seen no confirmation from Apple or Corning, but I read 2 news reports today (one a tech blog, one a business blog) that say it does have Gorilla Glass II.
     
  4. EdwardSung macrumors regular

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    I've only seen one article that flat out states that the iPhone 5 will have Gorilla Glass 2: http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/384123/20120913/iphone-5-apple-arm-qualcomm-corning-gorilla.htm

    Others use the "reports indicate" type of phrasing. I'd love to see a more definitive statement about this. I'm not sure why Apple wouldn't tout it as a feature.
     
  5. metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

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    Wonder if they would consider making 4S with this
     
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    1
     
  9. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    2 provides the same strength as 1 with less thickness.
     
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    Yes the 4, 4S and 5 utilize Corning Gorilla Glass. Gorilla Glass II on the 5.
     
  11. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020

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    We know that all previous iPhones used Gorilla Glass. We have no confirmation for the 5 but they probably went with Gorilla Glass 2.

    Is the first version even produced still? I don't know why they'd keep making it if it's inferior in every way.
     
  12. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    I don't foresee Apple spending money to get this on the 4S when they're releasing the 5 now.
     
  13. Kadman macrumors 65816

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    So after all those impressive tests in the video the reality is it will still completely shatter when dropped from waist level. So what's the point?
     
  14. metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

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    Agree only bc the glass on both sides
     
  15. borgqueenx macrumors 65816

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    How do you now this for certain?
     
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    I don't want to say who told me as it could get that person in trouble, in fact I know it would. But believe me when I say...It's Gorilla Glass II on the iPhone 5.
     
  17. BrandonHacks macrumors regular

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    Oh.. it's this guy again. :rolleyes:
     
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    OHH come on Brandon :D
    I couldn't resist replying about the Gorilla Glass.
     
  19. BrandonHacks macrumors regular

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    Lol well I have no doubts about the type of glass they're using on the iPhone 5. I will agree that it's gorilla glass 2
     
  20. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    The reality is that every drop is different. Improved scratch resistance and improved shatter resistance are the point. There's a spectrum. It's not a binary thing.
     
  21. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

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    I don't believe you.

    Although it could well be gorilla glass 2 still.
     
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    Thats the beautiful thing about the United States (assuming you are in the US) you can feel how you want and not be persecuted.:rolleyes:
     
  23. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    Neither company has ever confirmed it for any product.
    The closest we ever got was Apple revealing that Corning was one of their vendors.
     
  24. Kadman macrumors 65816

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    This is my point. They show fancy videos of what sort of tests they can pass, but if it's going to shatter when dropped in the real world anyway, what good is it to see how many pounds of force it takes to crack when bowed along a specific plane?
     

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