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

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.

    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
  2. camnchar macrumors 6502


    Jan 26, 2006
    SLC, Utah
  3. Renzatic Suspended


    Aug 3, 2011
    Gramps, what the hell am I paying you for?
    That's the most smug looking gorilla I've ever seen in my entire life.

    Yeah, you just think you're cool, gorilla.
  4. ZacNicholson macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2011
    good im tired of breaking my phone when im drunk
  5. Nrwrit3r macrumors 6502a

    May 25, 2010
    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.
  6. Bathplug macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2010
  7. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020


    Feb 16, 2012
    A real gorilla wingman for you and your phone perhaps? Ready to catch the phone from drops and ward off thieves?
  8. iansilv macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2007
    Exactly- freakin' punk gorilla. Anyone want to mess with that gorilla with me?
  9. w00t951 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Apple uses Gorilla Glass? I swear Apple devices scratch like butter compared to Android and Windows Phone devices.
  10. 3282868 macrumors 603

    Jan 8, 2009
    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.
  11. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2006
    You'd be wrong then wouldn't you.
  12. tdream macrumors 65816

    Jan 15, 2009
    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!
  13. Phrygian, Jan 3, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 3, 2013

    Phrygian macrumors regular

    Nov 26, 2011
    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.
  14. Rocko1 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2011
    And since Apple hasn't used GG since the iPhone 1, this news is applicable to????
  15. borisiii macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2010
    As someone who recently scratched my iPhone 5 screen, this is welcome news.
  16. Renzatic Suspended


    Aug 3, 2011
    Gramps, what the hell am I paying you for?
    He's using a Nexus 10...

    ...let's kick his butt. :mad:
  17. taxiapple macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2009
    That is not necessarily true.
  18. Dorfdad macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2007
    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??
  19. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2006
    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?
  20. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2006
    They could put some glass on the back, that wouldn't scratch!
  21. LastMinuteMike macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2012

    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.
  22. tito2020 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2011
  23. freedevil macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2007
  24. cmichaelb macrumors 68020


    Aug 6, 2008
    The back of the iPhone does not use Gorilla Glass. Only the front.

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