Will iPhone 5 Get Gorilla Glass 2? – Corning Initiates Volume Shipments For Next Generation Devices

Corning Incorporated has announced its first shipments of Corning Gorilla Glass 2 to key device makers who plan to utilize the glass in new consumer electronics devices planned for release in 2012.

“Corning’s new glass composition, Gorilla Glass 2, enables slimmer and sleeker devices, brighter images, and greater touch sensitivity, providing an ideal solution for the newest, most sophisticated smartphones, tablets, and personal computers,” says David R. Velasquez, global director, Marketing and Commercial Operations, Corning Gorilla Glass.

“Since we launched Gorilla Glass 2 at CES, we’ve qualified the glass with more than half of our current customers, and have shipped our first orders to customers who plan to start production and release product in the first quarter this year.”

Corning Gorilla Glass 2 is the next generation of the widely accepted damage-resistant cover glass for consumer electronic devices, enabling up to 20% reduction in cover glass thickness without sacrificing the performance consumers have come to expect from the world’s most widely deployed strengthened cover glass.


Introduced in 2007, Corning Gorilla Glass set the industry standard for damage-resistant cover glass. Today it is the most widely deployed cover glass, used by more than 30 major brands and has been designed into more than 600 product models, spanning over 600 million units worldwide.

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XBitLabs’ Anton Shilov notes that the new glass will allow makers of smartphones and media tablets, to make slimmer products without sacrificing their durability, and that Corning Gorilla Glass 2 will enable an up to 20% reduction in cover glass thickness without sacrificing performance, and observes that while Corning didn’t reveal which companies plan to use Gorilla 2 glass in the future products, likely candidates would be Apple’s iPad 3 and iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy Tab and others.

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