Corning to showcase Gorilla Glass 2 at CES 2012

By on January 6, 2012, 12:30 PM

Corning Incorporated has announced intentions to showcase their next-generation of ultra durable Gorilla Glass at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week. Corning has enjoyed tremendous success with their chemically-strengthened sheet glass in mobile products and tablets, currently featured on more than 30 major brands and implemented into more than 575 product models spanning over 500 million units worldwide.

Corning is expected to release full product details in an announcement planned for January 9 but notes that CES attendees can expect to see the company explore larger formats, touch displays for education, entertainment, auto and home appliance applications. An 82-inch advanced multi-touch LCD display featuring Gorilla Glass will be on display as well as a touch-enabled automobile interior.

Known for its strength, scratch resistance and thinness, Gorilla Glass was originally developed in the 1960s but the company had never found a market for it and quit making it. This suddenly changed prior to the launch of the original Apple iPhone when CEO Steve Jobs was in search of a glass to use on the new device. Jobs was urged to check out Corning Glass by John Seely Brown, a Corning board member and personal friend.

As noted in Steve Jobs’ biography by Walter Isaacson, Jobs met with Corning CEO Wendell Weeks and within six months, the company produced the display for the iPhone that Apple announced in January 2007 and later brought to market in June. It’s unclear if Apple has continued to use Gorilla Glass in iPhones after the 3GS but rumors are already swirling that Gorilla Glass 2 could be used in the iPhone 5.




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Guest said:

Gorilla Glass was used on smart phones long before Steve Jobbs brought the idea forward. The original DROID was a Gorilla Glass product, but was not advertised as such.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_devices_with_Gorilla_Gl
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Jos Jos said:

I'm not sure (and don't really care) who was the first to use Gorilla Glass but the original DROID you mention was released in 2009. Apple's first iPhone was released in 2007.

princeton princeton said:

It?s unclear if Apple has continued to use Gorilla Glass in iPhones after the 3GS

Clearly they haven't. Reports of the iPhone 4/4S screen fragility are higher than almost any other smartphone on the market.

Jibberish18 said:

You guys may find this funny, but my Motorola Rokr Slide Up phone had a VERY scratch resistant screen. After 4 years of owning the thing and beating the hell out of it on a daily basis, the screen had VERY faint scratches on it. Basically, I've seen more scratches on iPhones than I did on that phone. Still wonder what type of screen it was.

Guest said:

Yep, I still have a motorola rokr E8 for 3 years now and not a single scratch on it. I wonder what kind of glass/plastic is that.

Mamoon69 said:

Princeton said:

It?s unclear if Apple has continued to use Gorilla Glass in iPhones after the 3GS

Clearly they haven't. Reports of the iPhone 4/4S screen fragility are higher than almost any other smartphone on the market.

Sure they haven't, watch a drop test comparison between iPhone 4S vs Samsung Galaxy 2S where the latter implementing Corning's technology:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elKxgsrJFhw

It seems that the author of this article is an iPhone fan. It is not hard to figure out that Apple is not using Gorilla Glass nowadays.

princeton princeton said:

Mamoon69 said:

Princeton said:

It?s unclear if Apple has continued to use Gorilla Glass in iPhones after the 3GS

Clearly they haven't. Reports of the iPhone 4/4S screen fragility are higher than almost any other smartphone on the market.

Sure they haven't, watch a drop test comparison between iPhone 4S vs Samsung Galaxy 2S where the latter implementing Corning's technology:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elKxgsrJFhw

It seems that the author of this article is an iPhone fan. It is not hard to figure out that Apple is not using Gorilla Glass nowadays.

Jesus. The front of the 4S was obliterated.

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