Published: Fri, July 20, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

New Gorilla Glass should turn 2018 iPhone display into a tank

New Gorilla Glass should turn 2018 iPhone display into a tank

In Corning's tests, the new Gorilla Glass composition held up to 15 drops on a rough surface before failing-up to twice as many times as the older formulation, apparently. They also claim to have used completely new material in the construction of the Gorilla Glass 6 which gives it higher levels of compression compared to its predecessor. "Moreover, with breaks during drops being a probabilistic event, the added compression helps increase, on average, the likelihood of survival through multiple drop events", he added.

According to a recent study from Toluna, people drop their phones an average of seven times a year with more than 50 percent of those drops occurring at a height of one meter or less.

Corning asserts that Gorilla Glass 6 is an "entirely new material", created to address the challenge of multiple drops. Corning says Gorilla Glass 6 is two times "better" than Glass 5. Corning Inc. studied the pattern of potentially damaging drops, which have risen exponentially. Many new phones now ship with glass backs-which allows for wireless charging and is helpful for cellular reception-so the company also showed off new options for spiffing up phone backsides.

If you own a smartphone or tablet, the chances are that Corning Gorilla Glass protects the display.

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Most mobile devices now sport Gorilla Glass due to its durability and scratch resistance. Meant to be used in future smartphones, the cover glass is created to be even more resistant to damage.

Gorilla Glass 6 is in production and in testing by multiple customers.

The company revealed more details about how Gorilla Glass 6 is made to CNBC.

The new Gorilla Glass 6 product is now being evaluated and put through its paces by multiple Corning customers, of which Apple is likely one. The new material offers about the same resistance to scratches as Gorilla Glass 5. However, it might be "several months" until it is first seen on shipping devices.

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