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dmule Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
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Nov 30, 2011 9:05 AM

is the ipad screen made from the Corning Gorilla Glass?

  • mauijiminar Level 4 Level 4 (1,605 points)
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    Nov 30, 2011 9:09 AM (in response to dmule)

    Yes

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (166,980 points)
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    Nov 30, 2011 9:25 AM (in response to dmule)

    They have been independent claims that the iPad uses aluminosilicate glass in the iPads but I can find no confimation from Apple. Only for the iPhone does Apple clearly state that they use such glass. If they do, there are a number of companies that make aluminosilicate glass in addition to Corning.

     

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  • Truth.Seeker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 1, 2012 9:55 PM (in response to dmule)

    Apple does NOT use Gorilla Glass in anything.   http://www.corninggorillaglass.com/products-with-gorilla/full-products-list

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,045 points)
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    Mar 1, 2012 10:05 PM (in response to Truth.Seeker)

    I'm not saying you are wrong, but that would contradict the story in Isaacson's biography, p 471 - 472.

     

    Corning may be contractually prohibited from including Apple in public relations material like that, so I would not infer anything from its absence.

     

    Read the disclaimer: "Due to customer agreements, we cannot identify all devices that feature Gorilla Glass. Your favorite device may include Gorilla Glass, even if you don’t see it listed. "

  • Truth.Seeker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 1, 2012 10:18 PM (in response to John Galt)

    Please read your own post.  It says "DEVICES", not companies.  Apple is not listed.

  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,830 points)
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    Mar 1, 2012 10:26 PM (in response to Truth.Seeker)

    You are being far too picky, devices or products are what is listed there so naturally the term devices, not company, is used in the disclaimer. There are supposedly other devices besides Apple that are not in the Corning list due to contractual agreements.

  • Truth.Seeker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 1, 2012 11:04 PM (in response to deggie)

    Is this too picky too?  Apple uses "aluminosilicate glass", but Gorilla Glass is "alkali-aluminosilicate glass".  BTW - corning also makes both; so don't say that they are the same.

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,515 points)
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    Mar 1, 2012 11:08 PM (in response to Truth.Seeker)

    It is another damnable troll! He just joined today and all his posts are regarding Apple not using GG.

     

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  • Truth.Seeker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 1, 2012 11:17 PM (in response to Dah•veed)

    No.  just  disappointed customer who feels duped because of people like you who MONITOR the forum spreading dis-information.    I'm just setting the record straight.

  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,830 points)
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    Mar 1, 2012 11:21 PM (in response to Truth.Seeker)

    You've already had a reference made to the book, in the printed copy the heading "Gorilla Glass" starts on page 470. On page 471, when Jobs is looking in Asia for glass for the new iPhone, Jobs friend John Seeley Brown, who was on the board of directors of Corning Glass, "told him he should tak to that company's young and dynamic CEO, Wendell Weeks." After a humorous anecdote of trying to connect with each other, Weeks flies to Cupertino and Weeks tells Jobs about what Corning called "gorilla glass" that they made in the 60s and gives Jobs a lessen in the chemistry of glass making. Jobs then said he wanted as much gorilla glass as he could make within six months. Weeks tells Jobs they can't as they have no factory making it. Jobs response was "Don't be afraid."

     

    The final paragraph in the section is:

     

         As Weeks retold this story, he shook his head in astonishment. "We did it in under six months," he said. "We produced a glass that had never been made." Corning's facility in Harrisburg, Kentucky, which had been making LCD displays, was converted almost overnight to make gorilla glass full time. "We pur our best scientists and engineers on it, and we just made it work." In his airy office, Weeks has just one framed memento on display. It's a message Jobs sent the day the iPhone came out: "We couldn't have done it without you."

     

    Now I suppose Steve Jobs, John Seely Brown, Wendel Weeks, Walter Isaccson, and all the editors at Simon and Schuster could be lying, but I don't think so.

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,515 points)
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    Mar 1, 2012 11:29 PM (in response to Truth.Seeker)

    I am not aware of any misinformation that I am spreading. We know the original iPhone used GG from the Steve Jobs biography, but it seems that Apple is developing its own glass for the iPhone now. If you are unhappy with the iPhone, iTouch or iPad, use another device. It is that simple.

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  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,045 points)
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    Mar 2, 2012 6:08 AM (in response to Truth.Seeker)

    John Galt wrote:

     

    I'm not saying you are wrong,

     

    Now I am.

     

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  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,830 points)
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    Mar 2, 2012 6:22 AM (in response to Dah•veed)

    Dah•veed wrote:

     

    I am not aware of any misinformation that I am spreading. We know the original iPhone used GG from the Steve Jobs biography, but it seems that Apple is developing its own glass for the iPhone now. If you are unhappy with the iPhone, iTouch or iPad, use another device. It is that simple.

    Based upon what does it seem Apple is developing its own glass now?

     

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  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,515 points)
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    Mar 2, 2012 7:07 AM (in response to deggie)

    Based on Apple's description of the glass, it is not exactly the same as GG. Based on the fact that a web search brings up many, many articles about the topic and the majority which conclude that Apple is not using GG, but a glas similar that Apple had developed. And finally, Steve Jobs testimony before the Cupertino City Council where he spoke about the new Apple, circular glass office building and Apple's personal experience now with developing curved and super strong glass.

    '09 Mac mini, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, Mac OS X (10.7.3), iOS (5.0.1) Mac fanboi since 1984!
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