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.