New Dual Ion Exchange Glass

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  1. ftlum macrumors regular

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    Is there any information yet about the new dual ion exchange glass the 6S is now using? I have not been able to find anything about how scratch resistant it will be.

    I'd love to finally be able to go without a screen protector (I'll go nuts if I get any scratches or dings on my phones) and not worrying about scratches on the next Apple sport watch will be nice.
     
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  3. ftlum thread starter macrumors regular

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    It seems like Apple is not using Gorilla glass per se. I don't find Apple listed on the Corning website either.

    From what I could tell anyway, Gorilla glass 4 was better for shatter/ drop resistance but still was somewhat vulnerable to scratches, at least when compared to sapphire.
     
  4. Benched08 macrumors regular

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    The 6S is like a big Apple Watch Sport. Ion-strengthened glass and 7000 series aluminum. Look at durability reviews of the AW sport for an idea about the durability of the 6S.

    For the first time in my life, I say bring on the drop/stress tests.
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    Every iPhone, iPad and Sport's :apple:Watch every made and being made has used Gorilla Glass. Apple famously saved Corning/Gorilla Glass with the Original iPhone. Also remember Corning having a near conniption fit early last year when rumors surfaced that Apple was leaning towards sapphire for the iPhone.

    http://www.cultofmac.com/304120/corning-gorilla-glass-4/
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2472481,00.asp
    http://www.businessinsider.com/discoverys-mythbusters-test-the-iphones-gorilla-glass-display-2014-12
    http://appleinsider.com/articles/14...-glass-4-with-improved-drop-damage-resistance
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatsp...lla-glass-on-iphone-6-bodes-well-for-corning/

    Corning is NDA prohibited from disclosing but does give a strong hit that say it MUST be used in Apple products.

    GORILLA® GLASS HAS BEEN USED ON NEARLY 4 BILLION DEVICES
     
  6. Trickhot3102 macrumors 6502

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    Just curious, do we know for sure it is 7000 series aluminum? Was it mentioned in the keynote? I'm pretty sure it's a given that it is, but you never know! Lol
     
  7. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

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    Sand will always scratch your phones until we get diamond screens. So yes, you'll need a protector if you'll be upset about scratches.
     
  8. MrX8503 macrumors 68000

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    Sapphire can withstand sand. You don't need diamond.
     
  9. Julien macrumors G3

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  10. Trickhot3102 macrumors 6502

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    Oh great!!! Surprised I missed that! Thanks!
     
  11. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Yes it was, and it's also mentioned here.
     
  12. MrX8503 macrumors 68000

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    7000 series is 2x stronger and believe it or not, it's also lighter.

    The extra weight wasn't from the 7000 series aluminum. It's from the new haptic engine and extra layer on the display assembly for 3D touch.
     
  13. JerryCooke macrumors regular

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    Articles written by both Forbes and WIRED about 3D Touch over the past couple of days both seem to have had pre-launch interviews with Ive, et al. In both, they mention that Apple has worked with Corning to develop a new flexible display glass for the 6s/6s+.

    While it's definitely a Gorilla Glass of some ilk, it seems more likely that Apple has worked with them for a custom variant that fits their needs.
     
  14. Julien macrumors G3

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    While possible that Gorilla Glass 4 has some type of modifications for Apple, it is FAR more likely to be hyperbole. We all know Apple is the world's best at spinning the distortion reality field to make it sound like they invented and perfected fire.:eek:
     
  15. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Stronger 7000 series aluminum means it might break rather than bend. Time will tell here soon!
     
  16. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    Welcome. Take a browse at Apple's website and read all about the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.
     
  17. danilko1 macrumors 6502a

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    Thinner - Stronger - Faster
     
  18. JerryCooke macrumors regular

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    Pressure test on the shells only, revealed that the 6's bent at 30 pounds of pressure, while it took over 80 to start to bend the 6s'. It might well be the case that, with the components inside, they break before the cage itself does.
     
  19. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Time will tell here soon!
     
  20. EldonChew macrumors regular

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    They say it's "the world's strongest smartphone glass and the most durable in the smartphone industry." :eek:
     
  21. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    I hope its much better then the 6 scratch wise, we will see.
     
  22. redman042 macrumors 68020

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    I'm sure it will be a step better durability-wise than the iPhone 6, but I've also seen plenty of reports of dented and scratched Apple Watch Sports (both the case and the glass), so it's not going to be a night-and-day difference.
     
  23. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    It was mentioned during the keynote.
     
  24. Trickhot3102 macrumors 6502

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    Gotcha. I get it. I missed it. Lol
     

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