Why Apple should use their own gorrilla glass

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  1. google macrumors regular

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    I keeping seeing these stories and you wonder why Apple does not use their own gorilla glass they claim to be so tough to break.

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  2. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Apple has more than 30 Billion dollars in cash reserve, do you think that they really care that someone stole $24,000 worth of gadgets from their store?

    $24,000 is a lot of money to us, but chump change to Apple.
     
  3. google thread starter macrumors regular

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    That has no revelance...it still hurts the company when theft occurs.
     
  4. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    You really care if they use a certain glass on the store front? dude your days that boring,,,, get over it move on....
     
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  6. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    As has been demonstrated time and time again, gorilla glass may be strong but it isn't shatterproof.
     
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  8. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Think really hard about what you're asking.
     
  9. OC513 macrumors 6502

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    That IS gorilla glass ... why it's so easy to break.
     
  11. firewood macrumors 604

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    The amount of loss due to this kind of theft, and the additional insurance premiums for this kind of loss, are probably far less than the cost of replacing the glass in all their stores (think of the ones with the all glass facades!).
     
  12. crazytiger86 macrumors 6502

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    This. (I think).
    Generally. Hardness is inversely proportional to brittleness. The harder something is, the more likely it is to break. Things that are more "scratch resistant" are made that way by being harder. Think of glass vs. polycarbonate. Glass is hard, so its harder to scratch than polycarbonate plastic. But as a result, it becomes more brittle. Think of the last time you dropped sunglasses with glass lenses vs. Oakleys with plastic lenses.

    This idea is employed when creating fighter jet canopies; which are polycarbonate. Because fighter jets fly at much higher altitudes and at much higher speeds than helicopters, it makes sense that polycarbonate would be put on it instead of gorilla glass. An F-22's canopy shattering at high altitude would be absolutely devastating.
     
  13. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

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    The other day I was at the mall with my girlfriend and we decided to stop by the Apple store real quick, and while we were there, 3 guys came in, started to walk around the iPhones, and out of nowhere, all 3 of them tore off the iPhone cords and just ran out of the store. I'm pretty sure they got caught, mainly because I'm pretty sure all those iPhones have activated GPS tracking on them. Idiots.
     
  14. lush242000 macrumors member

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    Glass, gorilla or not, will not stop a determined thief.:eek:
     
  15. PhazonUK macrumors 6502

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    Apple: "Oh... *pulls out iPhone, opens Find My iPhone"...get them blocked too."
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  16. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Yep, case in point, just look at the Motorola Droid X. That too has seen it's share of cracked screens.
     

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