Corning announces Gorilla Glass 3 ahead of CES

By , Jan 3, 2013

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With just a few days left until the Consumer Electronics Show kicks off in Las Vegas, Corning, a Kentucky-based glass-maker, has announced the third iteration of its popular Gorilla Glass line.

As most of you know, Gorilla Glass is a high-strength, thin sheet of glass used as a protective cover in many touch screen devices, including Apple products. And version 3 is a lot more durable…

Corning (via Engadget) says that Gorilla Glass 3 has been improved at the molecular level, incorporating a new proprietary feature called Native Damage Resistance, for a new level of toughness.

According to the company, NDR reduces the appearance of scratches (40% better than GG2), and does a better job of maintaining the overall retained strength of the glass (50% better than GG2).

Additionally, Corning also plans to unveil another new product: fiber-based, device-to-device Optical Cables that significantly extend the data transmission range past the limits of copper-based cables.

Corning plans to reveal all of the juicy details on both of its new products during a January 7 announcement, and of course will be on-hand demonstrating its new tech at its CES booth all next week.

I don’t know about you folks, but any product that touts a 50% improvement over its predecessor is pretty impressive. I’ll take all of my late-2013, 2014 devices wrapped in Gorilla Glass 3, thank you.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/Johannes.Mertens Johannes Mertens

    Well, you always have to remember that product performance gains are planned years before they are built in a product cycle plan. It’s still great to see Corning making GG3 even better, but it’s not a magical present to their customers or something.

  • http://twitter.com/Mrozzy123 OžŹŷ

    This is gona be a big boost :)

  • Lordthree

    A6X is like 90% improvement over A6 but people continue to call it boring

    • http://twitter.com/murdoc2k Alex

      That’s cause iOS is so optimized that further increment in speeds no longer makes a significant difference in user experience. Apple should work on improving battery life instead.

      • http://www.facebook.com/kenrick88 Kenrick Fernandes

        finally the god has spoken , i mean why doesn everyone praise the 5 so much when the battery life sucks to the core. there are currently over 3000 comments of people crying and dying over the battery over at apple.com forums .Im one of em : (and still no fix

    • Irfan Tarique

      Its boring simply because its boring… did you get my point?

      • Lordthree

        Nope. It might make sense on 4chan tho?

  • Johnathan Jennings

    Since when is Gorilla Glass used in iPhones? I’m pretty sure the 4 and 4S wouldn’t shatter the way they do if it was gorilla glass. And- I’ve never seen Apple give Corning any credit for providing glass for iDevices.

    • http://www.facebook.com/cristhian.rodriguez.ruiz Cristhian Rodriguez

      4s has gorila glass, front and back

      • Johnathan Jennings

        Doubt it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/cristhian.rodriguez.ruiz Cristhian Rodriguez

        here’s a statement, from Apple, on March:

        “Corning employees in Kentucky and New York who create the majority of the glass for iPhone”

        there’s also a very popular website to see specs from diferent phones, this is the page for 4s specs : http://www.gsmarena.com/apple_iphone_4s-4212.php

      • Mohammad Ridwan

        Read the ‘Steve Jobs’ book

      • Hyr3m

        I think it’s Gorilla Glass #1 not #2. GS3 and IP5 both have GG2 and it can still break…

  • http://twitter.com/Woscoe_ Keith

    yet it will still break if it falls out of your pocket.

    • Irfan Tarique

      New gorilla glass 3…

      same shit, just add 3!

  • FrankensteinBlack

    Wow! everyone missed the “500lbs Pink Gorilla” in the room (no pun intended ;) = “fiber-based, device-to-device Optical Cables that significantly extend the data transmission range past the limits of copper-based cables”. Can you say 25, 50, 100ft “CAT10″, HDMI or USB3s? Bring it!!