News tagged ‘scratch resistance’
A firm called Corning, which produces Gorilla Glass for modern smartphones and tablets including those manufactured by Apple, has recently announced a new type of glass, which will be used in the smartphones and wearable devices later this year. This glass is reportedly called “Project Phire” and it can boast of the scratch resistance similar to the one sapphire has, but is far better than this material in terms of drop performance. It is currently unclear what smartphones will get the new glass, however, I’m almost certain that these will be Apple’s iPhones and other flagships from top vendors.
Have a look at this fantastic demo-video! It shows that the sapphire-coated display cannot be scratched by concrete. Screen protection company Aero-Gear makes an experiment, scratching a concrete block over iPhone display protected by sapphire cover. Assuming the video is genuine, the result is very impressive. We can expect great scratch-resistance from coming iPhone 6.
We’ll have a lot more on Apple’s sapphire aspirations in the coming days in a series of special reports.
While Apple has earned much praise for its iPhone design aesthetic, it also has received criticism for durability problems, with many users experiencing the issues after dropping their smartphones onto hard surfaces.
In the fifth-generation iPod touch and iPhone 5 Apple began using sapphire crystal in order to cover the rear camera of the devices, providing superior scratch resistance and durability. Apple
Corning, a supplier of glass for iPhone and iPad, has announced the third version of the Gorilla Glass panels. The glass reduces scratches and significantly improves overall strength.
iPhone repair parts company Etrade Supply