iPhone screen glass

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  1. iCheese macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know if the glass used in the iPhone 4 and 4S the same type of glass used in the previous iPhones?
     
  2. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    Apple does not specify other than saying its scratch resistant.
     
  3. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    If it's premium glass Apple loves to brag.

    If not, they remain eerily silent.

    A bit of a double standard.
     
  4. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    It's an aluminosilicate glass, whether the same as the 3GS, I have no idea. (Corning's Gorilla Glass is an aluminosilicate glass, and perhaps the best known. Whether Apple silently uses Corning's product or some other vendors's variation (i.e. Dragontrail) I don't think is known publicly.
     
  5. martinlird macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    All I know is it scratches one hell of alot easier to scratch than an iPhone 4
     
  6. thenerdal macrumors 65816

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    Same phone as the iPhone 4, but the internals are different, so yes, same glass.
     
  7. iCheese thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the responses everyone.

    I had read that it was an aluminosilicate glass. I was mainly wondering how impact resistant it was, after I accidentally bumped the glass on my new 4S.

    I took my old 3GS and starting rapping the screen really hard a lot of times with my knuckles. It hasn't broken at all, even after having plenty of other real knocks and falls when my 3GS was my main phone. I guess it was just sort of a impromptu torture rest of the glass used on iPhones.
     
  8. ijohnbro macrumors regular

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    Same design, not the same phone. If they can get another glass that is cheaper that helps keep cost down. This helps justify the little extra cost of the internals.

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    Here is all the products that have Gorilla Glass. To answer your question.

    http://www.corninggorillaglass.com/#products-with-gorilla

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    So you beat up on your 3GS to see if your 4S is sturdy? ummm ok lol
     
  9. iCheese thread starter macrumors regular

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    If they share the same sized screen made of the same glass, then it would provide a good representation of how the front glass on the 4S fares when receiving frontal impacts.
     
  10. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Strictly speaking, the list is many/most of the products, but definitely not all since at the link above Corning says:
     
  11. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I'm sorry. Did you really just say you wanted to hear bragging about something non-braggworthy?

    Did you even re-read that after you typed it?
     
  12. SRLMJ23 macrumors 65816

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    They definitely used Corning's Gorilla Glass.

    I was actually at the Corning plant for a tour and the guide was explaining how they make it for Apple. So at least some of the glass is corning.
     
  13. brand macrumors 601

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    Did you just really say that?

    That has to be one of the dumbest things I have heard in a long time.
     
  14. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    How are you expecting people to explain how impact resistant the glass is to you in a meaningful way? No 2 drops are really the same. You can certainly break it even if it is impact resistant.
     
  15. iCheese thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know, it was a rhetorical statement. My question was in the first post.
     
  16. thenerdal macrumors 65816

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    With Apple at least upgraded the glass to Gorilla Glass.
     
  17. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    The glass is probably like most other parts if the phone, supplied by multiple vendors. Some is Corning and some is other manufacturers equivalent. They can't say it GG because not all of it is. Just a thought as a possibility.
     
  18. brand macrumors 601

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    The parts supplied by the venders are to Apples exact specifications. Apple is known for being very knit picky about the parts that go into their devices. If Apple ordered a certain type of glass then it would be the same from all of the venders.
     

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