Apple Confirms The Use Of Gorilla Glass In iPhones

All these years, Apple has kept quiet as to whether it has been using Corning's tough Gorilla Glass in its products. Today, Apple finally confirmed that it is indeed using Gorilla Glass in most of its shiny gadgets. In a recent job posting Apple has listed the following:

This figure also includes workers in Texas who manufacture processors for iOS products, Corning employees in Kentucky and New York who create the majority of the glass for iPhone, and FedEx and UPS employees.

By the sound of it, it looks like Apple isn't able to be protecting all of its iPhones with Gorilla Glass most likely due to the high demand and rapid production. Gorilla Glass 2 debuted at CES 2012, a thinner more resilient glass that will be used in mobile touchscreen devices. Until someone comes up with a solid way of finding out which iPhone is fitted with tougher glass screens, you'll just have to find out the painful way. Let's hope Apple uses Gorilla Glass 2 in the iPad 3. 

Nir Schneider


Kindle Fire vs. Nook Tablet Drop Test (Video)

You can never get enough of gadgets being dropped to the ground until something breaks. The guys over at GizmoSlip thought they should put the Amazon's Kindle Fire against Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet in a drop test showdown to see which of these budget tablets will last the longest in the hands of careless consumers. The Kindle Fire's Gorilla Glass screen against the Nook Tablet's less strengthened glass screen and chubby plastic bezel. What we learned from this scientific testing is that although the Kindle Fire is better put together than the Nook Tablet, the Kindle Fire's seamless glass screen is its weakest point. Check out the video down below!

Corning's New Gorilla Glass Ads

Corning's tough Gorilla Glass is found in many portable devices like the Dell Streak, Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab, and other various portable devices. Corning's new ads display the toughness of the Gorilla Glass which is now being used in kitchen appliances and LCD televisions like the Sony Bravia. The Gorilla Glass really is as tough as Corning claims with many tests users have done like stabbing devices using Gorilla Glass as screens with sharp objects. Unlike Apple's tough yet fragile glass screen found on the iPhone which can crack and break from a simple drop, Corning claims their Gorilla Glass is tough, damage-resistant, scratch-resistant and helps protect the coolest smartphones from everyday drops and bumps. If Apple's upcoming iPhone 5 will still be made from glass on both sides, I want some Gorilla Glass. Check out the new videos below.

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