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  • Corning's Gorilla Glass 2 likely to be used for iPhone 5


    Corning previously revealed its Gorilla Glass 2, which is said to be 20% lighter, thinner, and stronger than the current Gorilla Glass at CES 2012. It was rumored that Apple would begin to use the newer Gorilla Glass in their products but the relationship between the two companies has remained a mystery.

    The relationship between the two companies originally started when Steve Jobs visited Corning Headquarters in 2006 and told Wendell Weeks (the CEO) not to be afraid of making things. Corning didn’t end up making anything worth Jobs’ while though as none of the company’s materials made it to Apple’s products after that. Furthermore, the company wasn’t even included in Apple’s supplier list last year but things might look different this upcoming year.

    It seems that Apple may have slipped with information on their new Job Creation page and confirmed its new relationship with Corning:

    Originally Posted by :
    For example, this figure also includes workers in Texas who manufacture processors for iOS products, Corning employees in Kentucky and New York who create the majority of the glass for iPhone, and FedEx and UPS employees.
    Corning is said to be making Apple’s iOS device glass and may even be providing some materials for the upcoming MacBook Pro lineup as well. With the impressive specifications of the new material, it isn’t a surprise to learn that they will be a part of the upcoming Apple products.

    Source: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Corning's Gorilla Glass 2 likely to be used for iPhone 5 started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 40 Comments
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      Well if you've seen the youtube videos of iPhone vs Galaxy then you will see the glass on the iPhone is pathetic so it needs to be stronger.
      I dont care if its thicker or heavier it needs to be strong so if you do drop it by accident then it wont crack or break which atm all iphones do. If you drop an iPhone then you need to buy a new one. If you drop a Galaxy you pick it up and keep going.
    1. AkiraPsychic's Avatar
      AkiraPsychic -
      Hold on to it, problem solved, it isn't a toy, it shouldn't be treated as such.
    1. rayzah_blade's Avatar
      rayzah_blade -
      Quote Originally Posted by AkiraPsychic View Post
      Hold on to it, problem solved, it isn't a toy, it shouldn't be treated as such.
      100% agreement. Big kids hold should hold their devices like big kids. Accidents can happen, sure. Which is why big kids also carry insurance.
    1. c0dy's Avatar
      c0dy -
      But gorillas like bananas, not Apples.
    1. Hondamaker's Avatar
      Hondamaker -
      You mean iPhone (6), since technically the 4S is the fifth iPhone. But I digress....
    1. Bigdaddi.A's Avatar
      Bigdaddi.A -
      Quote Originally Posted by rayzah_blade View Post
      100% agreement. Big kids hold should hold their devices like big kids. Accidents can happen, sure. Which is why big kids also carry insurance.
      Yeah! I like the way u put it!
    1. rkswat's Avatar
      rkswat -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hondamaker View Post
      You mean iPhone (6), since technically the 4S is the fifth iPhone. But I digress....
      Gotta be one nimrod in every batch I guess. That comment is getting as old and stupid as the "first" comments.


      Need to learn how to hold on to your phone there naked, no need to drop it all the time.
    1. Norb's Avatar
      Norb -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hondamaker View Post
      You mean iPhone (6), since technically the 4S is the fifth iPhone. But I digress....
      You are not good with patterns...

      1st - iPhone
      2nd - iPhone 3G
      3rd - iPhone 3GS
      4th - iPhone 4
      5th - iPhone 4S
      6th - iPhone 6 if you are a moron. otherwise iPhone 5...
      7th - ...followed by a iPhone 5S.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Cool let's all use personal insults because we disagree.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by AkiraPsychic View Post
      Hold on to it, problem solved, it isn't a toy, it shouldn't be treated as such.
      I have trouble making sense of this argument. The phone is not a toy therefor it should not be made of sturdier materials? We don't need sturdier materials because we can buy insurance? I know I would simply rather the phone NOT break (and I have never broken a phone yet) in an accident due to superior materials and design than have to deal with insurance. Gorilla glass is also harder than standard glass, thus reducing the chance of scratching. I see no reason not to be happy about this addition.

      Quote Originally Posted by Norb View Post
      You are not good with patterns...

      1st - iPhone
      2nd - iPhone 3G
      3rd - iPhone 3GS
      4th - iPhone 4
      5th - iPhone 4S
      6th - iPhone 6 if you are a moron. otherwise iPhone 5...
      7th - ...followed by a iPhone 5S.
      I don't think the verdict is final on this. Rumors are that the only reason we got a 4S is because Apple couldn't get the "true" successor to market on time. Either way, two examples of an 'S' hardly dictate a pattern, IMO.

      Here's another example:

      2,4,6,?

      What would you say next? You could say a few things. The most obvious would be 8, but what about 10, or even 30 (I am sure there are others).

      Or, here's a thought, there really needs be no pattern at all, because Apple will sell the next gen iPhone regardless of its naming scheme, and the only morons will be those who are calling other names.
    1. Sulfer's Avatar
      Sulfer -
      I'm exited and at the same time not that thrilled about this article for a couple reaons.
      First off,

      This new corning gorilla glass isn't stronger based upon their key highlighted points. It's brighter, slimmer and sleeker and more responsive... doesn't mention anything about being stronger. If this is mentioned elsewhere then awesome. However,
      the second reason I'm not thrilled is gorilla glass isn't that amazing except on the Samsung Galaxy S 4G. I work for t-mobile and can't tell you how many android phones I see come in with shattered screens. Mine alone and a coworkers galaxy s2 and mytouch by htc both shattered from one foot drops on to the side. My iphones however survived full drops onto my garage floor.
    1. JnT's Avatar
      JnT -
      Quote Originally Posted by c0dy View Post
      But gorillas like bananas, not Apples.
      Had to post this for your entertainment. Apparently Gorilla's like Apples!!

      Attachment 570644
    1. hitman10's Avatar
      hitman10 -
      Seriously this isnt an issue with people? I dont treat my phone like a toy. I treat it like a computer. But sometimes its drops. And it just so happen that i can drop it from my ear down to the ground and it will be okay yet, it was on my lap i stood up fell on my wooden floor and broke. such crap. Problem solved this isnt a toy? Thats not even a answer. If you don't have that problem well good for you. But clearly other people do so shut it if your just to make an ignorant. As for insurance i looked into getting it.. waste of my money. Every insurance i looked at was crap. Deductible of this and that only 3 times you can send it in.. Or i can go to my local store where the guy changes my screen in 10mins for 1/4 the cost.
    1. AkiraPsychic's Avatar
      AkiraPsychic -
      Or you can hold on to it, if you're that accident prone, buy a case, there are many out there
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      I am quite amazed by some of the comments. How about this, get a nice case, like you always should? Problem solved. No device is perfect on it's own. I always apply a screen protector and a case on all my devices.
    1. micaiah12's Avatar
      micaiah12 -
      Thats why they invented a brilliant thing called Cases!! Get an Otterbox: Problem solved.
    1. buggsy2's Avatar
      buggsy2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
      Well if you've seen the youtube videos of iPhone vs Galaxy then you will see the glass on the iPhone is pathetic so it needs to be stronger.
      I dont care if its thicker or heavier it needs to be strong so if you do drop it by accident then it wont crack or break which atm all iphones do. If you drop an iPhone then you need to buy a new one. If you drop a Galaxy you pick it up and keep going.
      Hey fairy I've dropped my iPhone 4 a dozen times from a shirt pocket onto concrete and asphalt with just a couple of scratches. No case no problem. Android sux.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Norb View Post
      You are not good with patterns...

      1st - iPhone
      2nd - iPhone 3G
      3rd - iPhone 3GS
      4th - iPhone 4
      5th - iPhone 4S
      6th - iPhone 6 if you are a moron. otherwise iPhone 5...
      7th - ...followed by a iPhone 5S.
      Hah. Yeah I wouldn't see them calling it the iPhone 6. That would just ruin the marketing pattern.
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      Quote Originally Posted by micaiah12 View Post
      Thats why they invented a brilliant thing called Cases!! Get an Otterbox: Problem solved.
      Yep, the only phones that I see that have shattered screens are the ones without cases. (most of the time).
    1. Tucnepo's Avatar
      Tucnepo -
      From what I'm seeing, apple made their phone as it is because apples made a pact with the phone case manufactures so every iPhone 4 &4s owner would have to buy a protective casing and apple again rip Hugh profits. It's all about marketing strategy.