Corning introduces Gorilla Glass 6

Doris Richards
July 19, 2018

This new composition makes it easier to chemically increase levels of compression which, thus, “enabled Gorilla Glass 6 to be more resistant to damage”.

Corning's materials have been part of smartphone screens since the first iPhone launched in 2007, but phone makers have increasingly also added glass to the back of their devices because the material works more easily with wireless charging than metal. "Now more than ever, it's critical the cover glass provides outstanding protection", said John Bayne, vice president and general manager, Corning Gorilla Glass. 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.


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. Tests show that Gorilla Glass 6 survived fifteen drops from 1 meter before actually breaking. "With both its aesthetic and performance advantages, glass is on the right side of the technology curve and will continue to be the material of choice for mobile consumer electronics", said Scott Forester, division vice president, Marketing and Innovation Products, Corning Gorilla Glass". In the past, the emphasis for smartphone displays has been scratch resistance, as early phone screens were prone to scratches from keys and whatever other junk you have in your pocket. And Corning didn't say that the next-generation iPhone and iPad will use Gorilla Glass 6, but it's a fairly safe bet.

Corning said the new glass has entered production. Take a look at the video below for more details.

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