Gorilla Glass 4 on Sport?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by bnekic, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. bnekic macrumors 6502a

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    Do you guys think Apple used Gorilla Glass 4 on the Sport model? If so that would be awesome since GG4 survived 80% of the time against drops onto rough surfaces or objects when tested. So I guess this would help if you bump your watch display on a corner or pretty much anything.

    I really wish they would just give you a sapphire option the the Sport!
     
  2. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Apple calls the glass on the sport Ion-X glass.
     
  3. Ries macrumors 68000

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    It the same glass as on the iphone, so not gorilla. The apple watch may be different, but watch glass rarely shatters, it is usually quite protected and the small size/thicker makes it harder to shatter. You should be more worried about scratches from brushing against things.
     
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  5. JFazYankees macrumors 6502

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    iPhone does use Gorilla Glass. Apple just doesn't say so explicitly.
     
  6. Ries macrumors 68000

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    iPhone 6 and 6+ uses ion - X. Those before had older versions of gorilla glass.
     
  7. JFazYankees macrumors 6502

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    What do you think Gorilla Glass is? Apple has never explicitly stated what glass they use, but teardowns have always confirmed it's Gorilla Glass.
     
  8. bnekic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    iPhone has always used Gorilla Glass even the 6 & 6 Plus. I'm just curious if they went with GG4 on the Sport model.
     
  9. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    I'm concerned also, seeing as my Citizen bangs into thing all the time.
     
  10. Julien macrumors G3

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    As has every iPhone since the original iPhone and all iPads. The :apple:Watch will probably be gen 4 but we will probably never know if it's gen 3 though.
     

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