Have you ever wondered what makes your iPad or iPhone’s screen so scratch- and fingerprint-resistant? Although it has not been officially confirmed by Apple, the answer is believed to be Gorilla Glass, a strong yet extremely lightweight, thin, and flexible glass manufactured by New York-based Corning Incorporated.
In addition to its supposed presence in iOS devices, Gorilla Glass can be found in over 500 million smartphones, tablets, TVs, and other devices worldwide. And as high-tech as the glass already is, it’s about to get better. Corning has announced that it will be attending the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to debut Gorilla Glass 2.
The second iteration of the glass will be even stronger and lighter than its predecessor, optimal for devices with thinner designs. If Apple doesn’t use Gorilla Glass yet, they should now. It has been speculated that an iPad 3 is on the horizon, along with a new iPhone, so we’ll see what Apple does soon. CES 2012 kicks off on Tuesday, January 10th at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
“Corning Gorilla Glass has been a tremendous success for Corning, enjoying excellent market acceptance across mobile device industries. Handset and tablet device manufacturers are clearly driving toward higher functionality from thinner designs. Corning’s latest innovation in Gorilla Glass technology is very well positioned to meet these challenges and enable broader touch technology penetration,” said James R. Steiner, senior vice president and general manager, Corning Specialty Materials.