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    Default Corning Unveils Gorilla Glass 4, Promises Better Resistance to Drop Damage


    Corning recently unveiled its new Gorilla Glass 4, the next-generation glass production that appears to be even more resistant than previous iterations of glass to drops which may cause cracks. According to Corning, the company ended up extensively studying shattered screens to understand how and why they break, they then worked on a process to help improve the material. The following was mentioned regarding the matter:

    Corning scientists examined hundreds of broken devices and found that damage caused by sharp contact accounted for more than 70 percent of field failures. The scientists then developed new drop-test methods that simulate real-world break events, based on thousands of hours analyzing cover glass that had broken in the field or laboratory.
    What resulted from this testing is Gorilla Glass 4, which is reportedly twice as strong as competing products and can survive 80% of face-down falls onto rough surfaces such as sandpaper. Corning even went as far as claiming the glass retains most of its initial strength following a shatter-free fall.
    For those of you who didn’t know, Corning is a long-time supplier for Apple and has provided the Cupertino California company with Gorilla Glass for its iPhone and iPad lineup. There have been several rumors for quite some time pointing toward Apple possibly using the scratch-resistant sapphire for its iPhone display but its failed partnership with GT Advanced fell apart when the supplier ended up declaring bankruptcy earlier this year.

    According to Corning, product shipments of Gorilla Glass 4 are already on their way to customers now, a move which makes it a strong candidate for inclusion on next year’s iOS devices. We’ll have to wait and see!

    Until then, those of you interested in watching the Gorilla Glass 4 testing video can do so below:



    Source: Corning (Press Release), Corning Gorilla Glass

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akshay Masand View Post
    can survive 80% of face-down falls onto rough surfaces such as sandpaper.
    Sandpaper? Sandpaper??? Who is worried about dropping their phone on sandpaper?

    Quote Originally Posted by Akshay Masand View Post
    For those of you who didn’t know, Corning is a long-time supplier for Apple and has provided the Cupertino California company with Gorilla Glass for its iPhone and iPad lineup.
    Really? I could have sworn one of the Android trolls' biggest arguments on here was that the iPhone doesn't have Gorilla Glass.

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    The problem with their "tests" is phones don't land perfectly flat when dropped.

    The majority of drops end up with the phone landing on a corner.

    Test your new glass that way and it will probably fail just as much as the current gorilla glass.

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    ^^^Yeah!! Dumb scientists with your educations and knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smythe6982 View Post
    ^^^Yeah!! Dumb scientists with your educations and knowledge.
    😄😄😄

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    They need to make smart phone screens from the same material that they use on black boxes for airplanes. That stuff survives all falls even explosions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyTG View Post
    They need to make smart phone screens from the same material that they use on black boxes for airplanes. That stuff survives all falls even explosions.
    It's also heavy as crap and extremely expensive... I'm personally not overly keen on a 2.5 pound phone that costs $3099.

    ......beware......
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    The wife and kid have broken the screen on their iphones. Both times it was on sharp surfaces. Once on gravel and the other on a pebble walkway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyTG View Post
    They need to make smart phone screens from the same material that they use on black boxes for airplanes. That stuff survives all falls even explosions.
    But that material doesn't need to be completely colorless & transparent, nor thin & lightweight, nor allow conductive passthrough to a touchscreen input...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyTG View Post
    They need to make smart phone screens from the same material that they use on black boxes for airplanes. That stuff survives all falls even explosions.
    But if they do that then nobody will need a new phone or a screen replaced. It in their best financial benefit to make updates to technology slowly and incremental and still have flaws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PCYoda View Post
    But that material doesn't need to be completely colorless & transparent, nor thin & lightweight, nor allow conductive passthrough to a touchscreen input...
    Who would want a colorless screen?! That's just CRAZY talk!

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