Corning unveils glass less likely to break when you drop your iPhone

“Corning Inc., which makes the glass used in Apple Inc.’s iPhones and smartphones from Samsung Electronics Co., rolled out new technology it says is less likely to break when a device is dropped,” Mark Gurman reports for Bloomberg.

“Corning said Wednesday that its new screen technology, called Gorilla Glass 6, can survive as many as 15 drops on average without damage compared with 11 for its previous product,” Gurman reports. “Corning said the new Gorilla Glass, while more break-resistant, is about equal to its predecessor in its ability to avoid scratching.”

“Corning said the new glass has entered production,” Gurman reports. “Apple plans to unveil three new iPhones this fall…”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Imagine Gorilla Glass 6 in a Liguidmetal iPhone? Hey, we can dream, can’t we?

The existence of Gorilla Glass as a consumer product came about as a result of the original iPhone. — Doug Aamoth, TIME Magazine, January 2013

Don’t be afraid. You can do this.Steve Jobs to Corning CEO Wendell Weeks during the production of the original iPhone in 2007

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]


  1. Good job Corning!

    Stronger screen glass is always a good thing. I’d happily give up 3d force touch to have a screen that doesn’t break.

    But on the back, no thanks!!!! Hate the glass back. Here’s a better idea: stainless steel curved back, thicker for more battery. Ditch the wireless Qi stuff. Put a small bezel around the screen, so glass isn’t the first thing that contacts when you set it face down. Don’t want Samsung’s radiused glass screen edge, don’t want goofy nonstandard resolution screen. Just make it tough and make it just work.

    While you’re at it, Apple, ditch the stupid notch and instead use the entire width for sensors and indicators — not a cutout from the app.

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