Corning Makes Case For Gorilla Glass 3 Over Sapphire

Posted May 24, 2013

Corning has published a news article about why Corning Gorilla Glass is used on over 1.5 billion devices and does not see sapphire as a threat.  The Corning Gorilla Glass 3 is scratch-resistant and durable.

?There are competitive products on the market, but we haven?t found any other solution that can meet all of the requirements consumers have today for their electronic devices,? stated James R. Steiner, the SVP and general manager of Corning?s Specialty Materials segment.  ?Gorilla Glass is extremely thin, which enhances the touch experience. It is highly durable, so it can better resist the damage that comes with the everyday use of mobile devices.   It has a precision surface, making brighter images possible; can be mass manufactured quickly and cost-effectively; and can be recycled using standard recycling programs.  Gorilla Glass can also be molded, providing designers with new options.?

This past March, we published a report about how sapphire glass may be 3 times stronger than Gorilla Glass due to reports floating around that Apple may use a sapphire-covered capacitive home button with an integrated fingerprint sensor on the upcoming iPhone 5S (unconfirmed name) device.

Steiner said that Gorilla Glass continues to improve.  The company has already launched three versions of Gorilla Glass since launching in 2007.  Corning works closely with consumer electronics manufacturers to understand their design needs.