Lighter, Stronger Gorilla Glass 2 Coming Soon To Your iOS Devices

Lighter, Stronger Gorilla Glass 2 Coming Soon To Your iOS DevicesWhile Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices are susceptible to cracks and smashes — just like any other smartphone or tablet — you’ll be surprised by how strong the Gorilla Glass that’s used on each of these devices really is. And it’s about to get even stronger, with Corning set to announce Gorilla Glass 2 at CES in Las Vegas next week, which is said to be even lighter and stronger than its predecessor.

More than 500 million devices worldwide now use super-strong Gorilla Glass, which is a testament to how impressive it really is. But it’s set to become even better, according to Pyrex manufacturer Corning, which will announce Gorilla Glass 2 at CES next week.

Corning is maintaining its silence on exactly how much lighter and stronger the new glass is, but its Specialty Materials General Manager, James Steiner, promises it will allow manufacturers to provide “higher functionality” devices with thinner profiles:

Handset and tablet device manufacturers are clearly driving toward higher functionality from thinner designs. Corning’s latest innovation in Gorilla Glass technology is very well positioned to meet these challenges and enable broader touch technology penetration.

Gorilla Glass isn’t just for your mobile devices, either. Corning will be taking an 82-inch touchscreen to next week’s event to demonstrate this, according to Mashable’s report.

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  • Sebastian Tomita

    Where’s the connection to the iOS devices? Is there any evidence to support the claim made in the title?

  • Robert Norris Hills

    wtf is this? IOS doesn’t use CURRENT Gorilla glass.

    Gorilla glass is 2 good for IOS. 

  • 69Voltage

    If there was a lighter, stronger GG, don’t you think Apple(and other companies) would take advantage of it? Of course they would.

  • Sean Smith

    I second what others have already said. I had read awhile back that iPhones and the like do not actually use Gorilla Glass but use something similar (but allegedly not as good) from a different manufacturer.

  • Sean Smith

    If they actually currently used regular Gorilla Glass then yeah, they probably would. However, as others have already pointed out, iOS devices do not currently use Gorilla Glass but use something similar from a different manufacturer… but supposedly it’s not as good as real Gorilla Glass.

  • joewaylo

    Technically it is gorilla glass, but the problem thusfar has been those who are clumsy and drop the phones on the ground from a few feet in the air. It instantly cracks the glass.

    It is strong as far as common scratching goes, but dropping it can chip glass like other types of glass. Even recklessly dropping it as iFixit has done by holding the device directly face down and dropping it from their height level of 5 or 6 feet four times.

    Even the far reckless attempt made by some army teens where they took a high powered rifle and shot the phone with it.

  • IamEzio

    iOS devices use aluminosilicate glass,not Gorilla glass.

  • makemoneyinlife

    Gorilla Glass is just amazing, cant wait for 2

  • mdridwan

    According to official site NONE of Apple products uses Corning® Gorilla® Glass
    http://www.corninggorillaglass

  • ddevito

    iOS devices are flimsy and break (shatter) quite easily. What a waste considering how expensive they are.

    Gorilla glass isn’t on them.

  • JonGarrett

    umm, apple doesn’t use Gorilla Glass. they use a cheaper type of glass which shatters into a thousand pieces even when dropped from waist high.

  • dennisvtveer

    The reflection of the hands of the gorilla reveals some real f*cked up broken wrists.

  • J Sm

    The Steve Jobs biography had a section in it where Steve met with the CEO of Corning about using Gorilla Glass on the iPhone (at least the first one).  The CEO even has a framed letter from Jobs saying “we couldn’t have done it without you” according to the book

  • Private draken

    Gorilla glass can not be applied to the iphone4 because of the design of it. It only works good on shitty plastic phones like droids.

  • Sean Smith

    I was under the impression that Gorilla Glass is not supposed to shatter from a waist-high drop. You’re saying it’s only meant to prevent minor surface scratches?

  • Matthew Fort

    oh? and what makes the iphone superior

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