Corning – Maker of Glass Panels For iPhone And iPad Announces Gorilla Glass 3; 40% Visible Scratch Reduction


Corning – maker of glass panels for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch has announced plans to introduce the third generation of Gorilla Glass panels at International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week.

Gorilla Glass 3 is made of a new glass composition that will offer durability improvements, which should reduce scratches and significantly increase overall strength.

Here’s a snippet from Corning’s press release:

Gorilla Glass 3 has been improved at the molecular level, incorporating a proprietary feature called Native Damage Resistance (NDR). According to Corning, NDR reduces the propagation of flaws, the appearance of scratches and does a better job of maintaining the overall retained strength of the glass. As a result, GG3 claims a three-fold improvement in scratch resistance, 40 percent reduction in the number of visible scratches and 50 percent boost in retained strength after the glass becomes flawed.

Last year, Corning had introduced Gorilla Glass 2 that was 20% thinner at CES 2012.

It remains to be seen if Apple will use Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 in next generation iOS devices that will be launched later this year.

We hope that some day iOS devices come with unbreakable screen.

[via Engadget]

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    The first screen I cracked was my 3G, and it was due to my own stupidity, I have been careful since and have not cracked another screen. It’s not that hard to take care of it.

    • bobby

      We’ll just have apple put weaker glass in then phones you buy, because you’re so good at taking care of them.

      I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t want stronger, more attach resistant glass.

      You crazy

      • moe22

        he didnt say he was against the new glass lol. anyway if our iphones screens break the wonderful thing is you can still use it. Android type devices once they break they are broken and thats the end of it.

        • Bras

          What a load of crap. Android screen cracking results in the same usage as a cracked iPhone screen you moron. Besides I’ve seen more Android phones with only hairline cracks, compared to completely shattered screens on iPhones.

    • DarkiMage

      The last time I broke my iPhone 3GS screen when I threw the phone across the hall way. I was mad at my friend for saying HTC is better.

      • kusumanjan

        i broke mine today :( how much did it cost you to fix it?