Counterclockwise: the rise of Gorilla Glass and how it changed the phone industry

16 June 2019
Corning, the maker of GG, was a struggling company in 2007 until Steve Jobs secured a deal to use its product on the original iPhone.

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Anonymous, 16 Jun 2019Do you have the link of iPhone XS and XS max glass type?!.No, sorry. But given that they have been investing on Corning, its probably a derivative of GG6 or even that itself without the branding.

  • Anonymous

bug, 16 Jun 2019I never got the fuss about Gorilla glass. Two dropped phones pro... moreHah "planned obsolesce" just don't drop your phone and that's it. I have mine so far for 5 Months and is looking new, no cracks, never dropped it.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 16 Jun 2019They don’t they use special glass.Apple said that on announcement.
Check gsma specs list.

  • Mike

Worst invention ever. Breaks and scratches so easily.
Don't understand what the fuss is about.

  • bug

I never got the fuss about Gorilla glass. Two dropped phones proved it breaks like everything else. And it's not like people keep their phones in the same pocket as their keys.
To make matter worse, the glass breaks, but the screen doesn't, you can't replace the glass. You must replace the perfectly working screen, too. Though this isn't an issue with the glass, but with how manufacturers baked planned obsolescence into their products.

  • Dometalican

Dragorilla, 16 Jun 2019Dragontrail is 1 of the alternatives, if I remember correctly th... moreSomebody mentioned the Redmi 2 but I do remember that the Pixel 3a and 3a XL use DragonTail.

Fayth, 16 Jun 2019and deeper groove at level 7Ayy!

  • Anonymous

I would actually prefer a more shatter resistant glass than one that scratches easily, since people mostly drop their phones, it would be more useful that way than have a more scratch resistant but once it drops from a table height, it breaks completely.

I use all my phones without cases or screen protections.
All of them got tiny scratches ... I don't care, life is too short.

-like 99% of user apply another piece of protection on the phone screen anyway so gorilla glass kinda irrelevant and act like a fail safe!
- so i prefer plastic! glass can shatter, plastic can't, Gorilla glass can't scatch up easily, but we put glass protection on or screen anyway, but somehow plastic feels cheap and it won't sell, for some reason people want their 300$ to be a piece of glass sandwich
- I HATE IT!

  • Dragorilla

Dragontrail is 1 of the alternatives, if I remember correctly there are another 1 or 2 companies who had their glass on phones from major companies.
Does anyone remember their names?

  • Anonymous

dude111, 16 Jun 2019ion-X on iPhones is a custom variation of GG. Basically just ... moreDo you have the link of iPhone XS and XS max glass type?!.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 16 Jun 2019Iphone Xs has GG6They don’t they use special glass.

ion-X on iPhones is a custom variation of GG.

Basically just like what QC do with the ARM designs, they tweak them a little and sell them as Kryo cores.

ashyjay92, 16 Jun 2019Sony used FRP on the XZ1 compact and it got slated for "being pl... moreIkr,sony xz1 compact made from a glass-fibre reinforced plastic which is much more durable than glass and metal but people complained it feels plastic. Btw i had hands on it at the local store but it feels much more sturdy and it didn’t feel cheap. As if apple were using this,it would be good

  • Anonymous

Almand, 16 Jun 2019Sand IS one of the basic raw-materials of Glass... Actually, it... moreGlass and mobile Soc both made out of sand and yet micro sand aka micro dust can scratch you gorilla glass easily in your pocket :).

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 16 Jun 2019Don’t know if gorilla glass that good then why Apple didn’t us... moreIphone Xs has GG6

  • Anonymous

Don’t know if gorilla glass that good then why Apple didn’t use it or just a hype?!.

  • Anonymous

Gorilla Glass good only for flat screen phones. Samsung Galaxy/note line comes with excellent build quality if it’s not the best of all android phones around, but still gorilla glass scratch easily in your pocket and I think this one of mean reason why Samsung went with more flatter wider screen with S10 line.

Samath N8 808 owner, 16 Jun 2019Agreed. A logical review can be done by GSMArena if they wish. ... moreBut I'm not here to discredit you. Actually it would be great if GSMArena did such comparison... We'd get a clear and definitive answer supported with trustworthy data.