OtterBox is partnering with Corning on mobile screen protectors

Shawn Knight

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OtterBox is partnering with cover glass provider Corning on a new class of screen protectors. Together, they’ll soon introduce the Amplify line of glass screen protectors for smartphones and tablets.

Corning, makers of Gorilla Glass, has been in business for 168 years. Needless to say, they know a thing or two about making glass.

The company developed a hardened glass formula in the 1960s but never brought it to market. In the mid-2000s, Steve Jobs reached out to Corning for a cover glass for the first iPhone. CEO Wendell Weeks and company used the old tech as the backbone for the glass that would be used on the iPhone and well, the rest is history.

Corning is widely considered to be the leader in cover glass technology. Its products are ubiquitous across the industry. Its latest offering, Gorilla Glass 6, can be found on some of the most cutting-edge smartphones including the Oppo F9.

OtterBox said the Amplify line will be launching soon for iPhone, Galaxy and other leading smartphones. No word yet on pricing although we can probably expect to hear more at Mobile World Congress, if not sooner.

Lead image courtesy Nor Gal via Shutterstock

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p51d007

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Never had the need for screen protectors of any kind.
It's GLASS, and gorilla glass is scratch resistant. WTH are people doing with these things?
Sticking them in their pockets with diamond rings? How are people scratching these things?
I've always been one to treat EXPENSIVE electronics carefully.
(yes, part of this was sarcasm)
 

Axiarus

TS Evangelist
Ill take my two for $10 glass screen protectors on Amazon over these. I am willing to bet these will be about $30 for one.
 

Clamyboy74

TS Member
Never had the need for screen protectors of any kind.
It's GLASS, and gorilla glass is scratch resistant. WTH are people doing with these things?
Sticking them in their pockets with diamond rings? How are people scratching these things?
I've always been one to treat EXPENSIVE electronics carefully.
(yes, part of this was sarcasm)
Never underestimate the general public, they will do some wacky stuff
 
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senketsu

Spigen protector on the back and sides plus screen protector (3rd one) on the device.
Small drop (like maybe 1 foot), screen protector (glass) broke while screen didn't. Did this again
I also wear high-index glass lenses because I'm so near sighted. High index means very dense glass which is harder than regular glass. I treat them well due to the cost and they spend all day from waking to sleep on my face, but over time the lenses are covered in scratches. The chips are from the car impact when the glasses went skittering across the asphalt, but that's another story.
edit: one of my phone features is when it rings you can silence it by flipping it from back down to screen down or vice versa. Thing would be scratched all over without protection. I already read the back is a scratch magnet so I bought the protector, phone looks like new still.
 
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senketsu

How could I forget the irony of buying a Corning glass screen protector to protect your Corning glass screen.
 

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