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Glassmaker Corning on Thursday announced Gorilla Glass 3, a stronger, more scratch resistant version of the current substrate used in the display of Apple's iPhone and iPad lines of mobile devices.

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Ahead of the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week, Corning unveiled its latest glass technologies (via Engadget) including Gorilla Glass 3 and optical cables for use in fiber-supported protocols like Thunderbolt.

As for the next-generation Gorilla Glass 3, Corning claims the material is three times more scratch resistant than the previous version thanks to "Native Damage Resistance" technology. The company also claims that of the scratches that do occur on the glass, 40 percent fewer will be visible to the naked eye.

Not much information was provided pertaining to the optical cables, but the fiber format promises enhanced speeds and longer cable runs compared to current copper-based solutions. When Apple first launched Thunderbolt-compatible Macs and the Thunderbolt display, the company promised increased performance when optical cables hit the market. Thus far, production of the expensive components has been non-existent, but that is expected to change in 2013.

Thunderbolt Cable


Corning Glass Technologies President James P. Clappin is scheduled to be a panelist on in the ?Disruptive Technologies Impacting the Future of Games and Video? session at 11 a.m. PST on Tuesday, Jan. 8, and will discuss the role of specialized glass in consumer electronics like high-resolution 3D, HD video, internet-connected TVs and tablets, among other devices.

Full details regarding the new products are expected to be revealed on Jan. 7, with demonstrations scheduled to run throughout CES.
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Steve Jobs to Corning CEO...

"We need a glass that is thin and scratch resistance."
"Well, we have this stuff we made nearly 50 years ago that we never had a use for."
"We'll take it. We need it in 2 months."
"We can't possibly get production up in that time frame."
"Yes you can."

Now they have a new version every year and pretty much every person using modern CE should be thanking Jobs for his vision and diligence.

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Steve Jobs to Corning CEO...
"We need a glass that is thin and scratch resistance."
"Well, we have this stuff we made nearly 50 years ago that we never had a use for."
"We'll take it. We need it in 2 months."
"We can't possibly get production up in that time frame."
"Yes you can."
Now they have a new version every year and pretty much every person using modern CE should be thanking Jobs for his vision and diligence.

 

Why would they thank Steve Jobs for stealing the IP of others... and patenting round corners?  /s

 

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Why would they thank Steve Jobs for stealing the IP of others... and patenting round corners?  /s

Sorry... had to do it. I felt a strong Androidian urge rising in me.

LOL

Remember in 2007 when one of the biggest slams against the iPhone was that had a glass front instead of using the sensible plastic like all other phones? Obviously Apple did that so you'd have to replace the device when you broke the screen. Earlier this year on this forum there was that one girl poster (forget her name) that was claiming the glass wasn't GG but regular glass that was designed to break easily.

At some point in the future I expect there will be a show like James Burke's Connections series that will tie in how Apple help bring a better glass into the future. I expect this to be scratching the surface of what GG has to offer, so to speak.
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LOL
Remember in 2007 when one of the biggest slams against the iPhone was that had a glass front instead of using the sensible plastic like all other phones? Obviously Apple did that so you'd have to replace the device when you broke the screen. Earlier this year on this forum there was that one girl poster (forget her name) that was claiming the glass wasn't GG but regular glass that was designed to break easily.


I remember that one poster trying to spout-off that lie.  Now all the major players use GG for their phones after Apple showed the industry (yet again) how to do things right.  Conveniently, those freetards are nowhere to be heard from about this subject.  Apparently, the rest of the industry thought up all this sh!t by themselves... NOT.

They should be holding their ankles waiting for Steve Jobs.

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LOL
Remember in 2007 when one of the biggest slams against the iPhone was that had a glass front instead of using the sensible plastic like all other phones? Obviously Apple did that so you'd have to replace the device when you broke the screen. Earlier this year on this forum there was that one girl poster (forget her name) that was claiming the glass wasn't GG but regular glass that was designed to break easily.
At some point in the future I expect there will be a show like James Burke's Connections that will tie in how Apple help bring a better glass into the future. I expect this to be scratching the surface of what GG has to offer, so to speak.

 

Why would someone make a claim like that? One needn't deny the use of Gorilla Glass to make the point that the dogdamn thing is still freakin' GLASS and breaks if you drop it. Personally I don't care whether it's GG, window pane or SuperMegaGlass, I just want something that doesn't break when I drop it.

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Why would someone make a claim like that? One needn't deny the use of Gorilla Glass to make the point that the dogdamn thing is still freakin' GLASS and breaks if you drop it. Personally I don't care whether it's GG, window pane or SuperMegaGlass, I just want something that doesn't break when I drop it.

 

 

Transparent aluminum has not been invented (outside Star Trek) yet.

Although (knock on wood) I have not dropped my iphone, my limited understanding is dropping a iphone or any smart phone(with plastic over LCD)) and it is not a good out come but is better than it use to be.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M5q5TRuAsY

 

Either that or you are holding it wrong. /s

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Why would someone make a claim like that? One needn't deny the use of Gorilla Glass to make the point that the dogdamn thing is still freakin' GLASS and breaks if you drop it. Personally I don't care whether it's GG, window pane or SuperMegaGlass, I just want something that doesn't break when I drop it.


Then don't drop it.  If you do, you have no one to blame but yourself.  Drop a fine-china dinner plate see how that works for you.

Seriously, take responsibility for your actions.  If I drop my phone and it breaks, it's my own damn fault.  Realize that an iPhone is sturdy, but not indestructable.  I've dropped my iPhone plenty of times and breathe a sigh of relief that nothing happened to it.  I'm certainly not going to blame Apple/Corning if it breaks.

As far as I'm concerned, using glass for the front has way more advantages that outweigh the possibility it may break if you drop it on concrete.

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LOL
Remember in 2007 when one of the biggest slams against the iPhone was that had a glass front instead of using the sensible plastic like all other phones? Obviously Apple did that so you'd have to replace the device when you broke the screen. Earlier this year on this forum there was that one girl poster (forget her name) that was claiming the glass wasn't GG but regular glass that was designed to break easily.
At some point in the future I expect there will be a show like James Burke's Connections series that will tie in how Apple help bring a better glass into the future. I expect this to be scratching the surface of what GG has to offer, so to speak.

 

History will show that Steve Jobs actually ushered in an age that included transparent aluminum (or transparent "aluminium" for those who prefer the Jony Ive pronunciation).

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Why would someone make a claim like that? One needn't deny the use of Gorilla Glass to make the point that the dogdamn thing is still freakin' GLASS and breaks if you drop it. Personally I don't care whether it's GG, window pane or SuperMegaGlass, I just want something that doesn't break when I drop it.

 

The idea was put forward by many people at the time.  Mostly because at first, Apple being Apple, they didn't tell anyone whether they were using Gorilla Glass or not.  Ergo, all the freetards an juveniles in the Android camp assumed, that it couldn't be true Gorilla Glass.  

 

I remember a lot of comments to the effect of "If Apple is using Gorilla Glass, it would say so right in the specs."  Mostly this is because these are the guys that use specs to compare everything, and because all the Android phones mentioned "Gorilla Glass" specifically, in their spec sheets.  The idea that Apple wouldn't actually give a shit about this kind of cross-branding apparently didn't occur to them. 

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History will show that Steve Jobs actually ushered in an age that included transparent aluminum (or transparent "aluminium" for those who prefer the Jony Ive pronunciation).

 

You mean the correct pronunciation and spelling.  

 

I know people argue about original English versus American English spellings and say that both are generally ok to use, but in this particular case it's cut and dried.  

There is no such word as "Aluminum."  It has never been spelled that way at all except in the Ozarks.  Any scientist or metallurgist, (even American ones) use the correct spelling which is "Aluminium."  

 

The English, (being English) pronounce it correctly with the extra "i" whilst the Americans who spell it incorrectly, pronounce it incorrectly based on the faulty spelling.  Pronounce it any way you like, but the word is properly spelled "Aluminium," regardless of country. 

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Why would someone make a claim like that? One needn't deny the use of Gorilla Glass to make the point that the dogdamn thing is still freakin' GLASS and breaks if you drop it. Personally I don't care whether it's GG, window pane or SuperMegaGlass, I just want something that doesn't break when I drop it.

And cars should plastic windshields, too¡ Who cares if some road debris or something in your pocket scratches up the plastic so long as when an accident occurs it only gets scratched the frak up instead of potentially breaking¡ I think I'll stick with GG for my CE and tempered safety glass for my car's windshield, thank you very much.

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You mean the correct pronunciation and spelling.  

I know people argue about original English versus American English spellings and say that both are generally ok to use, but in this particular case it's cut and dried.  
There is no such word as "Aluminum."  It has never been spelled that way at all except in the Ozarks.  Any scientist or metallurgist, (even American ones) use the correct spelling which is "Aluminium."  

The English, (being English) pronounce it correctly with the extra "i" whilst the Americans who spell it incorrectly, pronounce it incorrectly based on the faulty spelling.  Pronounce it any way you like, but the word is properly spelled "Aluminium," regardless of country. 

WHAT?! Where did you get that nonsense?
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aluminum (n.)
1812, coined by English chemist Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829), from alumina, name given 18c. to aluminum oxide, from Latin alumen "alum". Davy originally called it alumium (1808), then amended this to aluminum, which remains the U.S. word, but British editors in 1812 further amended it to aluminium, the modern preferred British form, to better harmonize with other metallic element names (sodium, potassium, etc.).

Aluminium, for so we shall take the liberty of writing the word, in preference to aluminum, which has a less classical sound. ["Quarterly Review," 1812]

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The idea was put forward by many people at the time.  Mostly because at first, Apple being Apple, they didn't tell anyone whether they were using Gorilla Glass or not.  Ergo, all the freetards an juveniles in the Android camp assumed, that it couldn't be true Gorilla Glass.  

I remember a lot of comments to the effect of "If Apple is using Gorilla Glass, it would say so right in the specs."  Mostly this is because these are the guys that use specs to compare everything, and because all the Android phones mentioned "Gorilla Glass" specifically, in their spec sheets.  The idea that Apple wouldn't actually give a shit about this kind of cross-branding apparently didn't occur to them. 

Did Steve Jobs during the January 2007 presentation or in any of the chats that followed mention it was a new type of glass material? I don't think so because I think it was still the scratchable plastic with poor optical qualities back in January.

The June 18th, 2007 press release mentions it was switched from plastic to glass but not a single hint that it's a special kind of glass.

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You mean the correct pronunciation and spelling.  

 

I know people argue about original English versus American English spellings and say that both are generally ok to use, but in this particular case it's cut and dried.  

There is no such word as "Aluminum."  It has never been spelled that way at all except in the Ozarks.  Any scientist or metallurgist, (even American ones) use the correct spelling which is "Aluminium."  

 

The English, (being English) pronounce it correctly with the extra "i" whilst the Americans who spell it incorrectly, pronounce it incorrectly based on the faulty spelling.  Pronounce it any way you like, but the word is properly spelled "Aluminium," regardless of country. 

 

Just because it came first does not mean that is is right... In fact, since '93 both aluminum and aluminium are officially listed as acceptable spellings by the IUPAC.

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WHAT?! Where did you get that nonsense?

Good one, thank you. Settles it for me. Let both forms exist, but -um has even British priority.

Gazoobee's punishment should be a weekend at the Bates Motel in the Ozarks
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Why would someone make a claim like that? One needn't deny the use of Gorilla Glass to make the point that the dogdamn thing is still freakin' GLASS and breaks if you drop it. Personally I don't care whether it's GG, window pane or SuperMegaGlass, I just want something that doesn't break when I drop it.
I am not saying gg is unbreakable but it is damn good. Not sure i could count how many times I have dropped my iPhones over the years. Only once did the glass crack. A single crack in the bottom corner on my old g3. I used it for at least a year after that.

If you keep breaking the screen on your iPhone you need one of those army covers. Makes your iPhone look like a brick but it can take a drop or two.
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WHAT?! Where did you get that nonsense?

 

LOL, don't eff around when there's a sideline etymologist on staff.

 

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Transparent aluminum has not been invented (outside Star Trek) yet.
You are woefully out of date here:
  1. http://science.howstuffworks.com/transparent-aluminum-armor.htm
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aluminium_oxynitride
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aluminium_oxynitride
  4. http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123012131
  5. http://phys.org/news167925273.html. <<< A totally different approach.
  6. http://www.mri.psu.edu/faculty/agrawal/media/059.pdf
Then there is: http://www.coorstek.com/index.php which does some amazing things with ceramics.
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Although (knock on wood) I have not dropped my iphone, my limited understanding is dropping a iphone or any smart phone(with plastic over LCD)) and it is not a good out come but is better than it use to be.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M5q5TRuAsY

Either that or you are holding it wrong. /s

I don't know what the big deal here is, if the glass breaks after a drop it is your bad luck. I've owned both a 3G and an iPhone 4 and have yet to have broken glass from a drop. The 3G never was once in a case. Frankly the plastic back shell cracked before I gave it up for the iPhone 4. If there was a valid concern about the glass in the iPhones it would be a much bigger concern in the publics mind.
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Then don't drop it.  If you do, you have no one to blame but yourself.  Drop a fine-china dinner plate see how that works for you.

Seriously, take responsibility for your actions.  If I drop my phone and it breaks, it's my own damn fault.  Realize that an iPhone is sturdy, but not indestructable.  I've dropped my iPhone plenty of times and breathe a sigh of relief that nothing happened to it.  I'm certainly not going to blame Apple/Corning if it breaks.

As far as I'm concerned, using glass for the front has way more advantages that outweigh the possibility it may break if you drop it on concrete.

 

I wasn't blaming anyone. I said it's absurd for that woman to claim that it broke when it fell because it's not really Gorilla Glass.

 

So, to use your own tone back at you, seriously, take responsibility for your jerking knee.

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[,,,] The idea that Apple wouldn't actually give a shit about this kind of cross-branding apparently didn't occur to them. 

 

LOL! Damn, I guess I'm becoming indoctrinated, because that was pretty much what I said... who CARES what kind of material it is? Does it break when you drop it?

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[...] I think I'll stick with GG for my CE and tempered safety glass for my car's windshield, thank you very much.

 

What brand and trade name is the glass in your windsheild? Do you know? Do you care? All you care about is whether it'll break when it gets hit with that road debris you mentioned.

 

That was my point.

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LOL! Damn, I guess I'm becoming indoctrinated, because that was pretty much what I said... who CARES what kind of material it is? Does it break when you drop it?

That is not the same thing. His point that Apple didn't mention the company, brand or that it was alkali-aluminosilicate glass. Your point is that if it can possibily break when dropped if should not be used with a very strong implication that no other criteria be considered, like scratchability, which has been was a real problem with unbreakable plastics.

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What brand and trade name is the glass in your windsheild? Do you know? Do you care? All you care about is whether it'll break when it gets hit with that road debris you mentioned.

That was my point.

It will break so why isn't plastic replacing all glass in a car? The tires can puncture and the metal will warp when in a collision so why not replace them with a materials that can't be punctured and spring back to their original position? I'm guessing Gummy Bears for the frame and body and Tempur-Pedic for the tires have their own issues just like a plastic for a display... buy hey, who I am to judge if you want to try something that crazy.

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[...] Your point is that if it can possibily break when dropped if should not be used with a very strong implication that no other criteria be considered, like scratchability, which has been was a real problem with unbreakable plastics.

 

HUH?! I said no such thing. I said I want it to be made of something that won't break when I drop it. I didn't say that was the only consideration, nor did I disqualify ANYTHING. You're putting words in my mouth.

 

Jeez, I BOUGHT the freakin' thing, what else do you want? :)

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Woo this will probably be featured in iPhone 5s or 6.
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It will break so why isn't plastic replacing all glass in a car? The tires can puncture and the metal will warp when in a collision so why not replace them with a materials that can't be punctured and spring back to their original position? I'm guessing Gummy Bears for the frame and body and Tempur-Pedic for the tires have their own issues just like a plastic for a display... buy hey, who I am to judge if you want to try something that crazy.

 

Dude, are you having a reading comprehension problem today? I'M NOT ARGUING WITH YOU.

 

All I said was that NOBODY CARES what the fucking material is CALLED, and that it was crazy for some woman to claim it can't be Gorilla Glass because hers broke. I said I want something that won't break. I did NOT say that I don't care about anything else. OBVIOUSLY there are other considerations as well. I didn't say I want something that won't give me cancer, so are you going to suggest I'm implying that Apple should deliberately choose cancer-causing materials?

 

If GG is as close to "won't break" as we can get right now, I want that. If there's something better, gimme that instead.

 

I made no other claims, coded secret messages, covert implications or hidden meanings. Lighten the **** up.


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HUH?! I said no such thing. I said I want it to be made of something that won't break when I drop it. I didn't say that was the only consideration, nor did I disqualify ANYTHING. You're putting words in my mouth.

Jeez, I BOUGHT the freakin' thing, what else do you want? 1smile.gif

You clearly stated "Personally I don't care whether it's GG, window pane or SuperMegaGlass, I just want something that doesn't break when I drop it." Your use of 'just' implies only or no more than therefore it reads as the only consideration you care about. That reads very differently than, "I understand why they choose GG but I would also like it to be more shatter resistance to impacts."

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You clearly stated "Personally I don't care whether it's GG, window pane or SuperMegaGlass, I just want something that doesn't break when I drop it." Your use of 'just' implies only or no more than therefore it reads as the only consideration you care about. That reads very differently than, "I understand why they choose GG but I would also like it to be more shatter resistance to impacts."

 

You're a code jockey, aren't you?

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You mean the correct pronunciation and spelling.  

 

I know people argue about original English versus American English spellings and say that both are generally ok to use, but in this particular case it's cut and dried.  

There is no such word as "Aluminum."  It has never been spelled that way at all except in the Ozarks.  Any scientist or metallurgist, (even American ones) use the correct spelling which is "Aluminium."  

 

The English, (being English) pronounce it correctly with the extra "i" whilst the Americans who spell it incorrectly, pronounce it incorrectly based on the faulty spelling.  Pronounce it any way you like, but the word is properly spelled "Aluminium," regardless of country. 

 

http://www.reynoldskitchens.com/product.asp?prod_id=1789

 

I've received multiple questions about the naming of element 13, which I call aluminum and most of the world calls aluminium. Why are there two names? Sir Humphry Davy proposed the name aluminum, back before the element was officially discovered. However, the name 'aluminium' was adopted to conform with the -ium names of most other elements. In 1925, the American Chemical Society decided to go back to the original aluminum, so the United States uses a different name from most other countries. TheIUPAC periodic table lists both spellings. 
http://chemistry.about.com/b/2012/05/20/aluminum-or-aluminium.htm
 
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"Why would they thank Steve Jobs for stealing the IP of others... and patenting round corners?"
Apple never patented rounded corners or trademarked them, that's a myth spread by people knowing nothing about patent law.
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Apple never patented rounded corners or trademarked them, that's a myth spread by people knowing nothing about patent law.

 

That's what the sarcasm tag (/s) was for.

That's two, one for each way of doing it. Should I get called out when using my quotes in the near future, I'll make a sticky. 😛

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You clearly stated "Personally I don't care whether it's GG, window pane or SuperMegaGlass, I just want something that doesn't break when I drop it." Your use of 'just' implies only or no more than therefore it reads as the only consideration you care about. That reads very differently than, "I understand why they choose GG but I would also like it to be more shatter resistance to impacts."

You're a code jockey, aren't you?

Could be. Could also be he's using words correctly in order to have his thoughts come across as intended.
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... I just want something that doesn't break when I drop it.


Get ready...
 

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You clearly stated "Personally I don't care whether it's GG, window pane or SuperMegaGlass, I just want something that doesn't break when I drop it." Your use of 'just' implies only or no more than therefore it reads as the only consideration you care about. That reads very differently than, "I understand why they choose GG but I would also like it to be more shatter resistance to impacts."


Get set...
 

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You're a code jockey, aren't you?


Oh... so it's our fault for reading what you wrote, not what you meant???  Hmmm...

Sounds like the tone I originally used was far more tame compared to what came later from others.  I suggest you comprehend what you write before accusing others of being ignorant.  Might save face later...  

 

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Could be. Could also be he's using words correctly in order to have his thoughts come across as intended.

 

Seriously Phil? I absolutely refuse to believe that such a commonly used phrase could be that misunderstood. Solip's word-by-word breakdown was the most exaggerated example of pedantics I've ever seen.

 

What I meant was obvious. Some people around here just thrive on being dicks.

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Could be. Could also be he's using words correctly in order to have his thoughts come across as intended.

Seriously Phil? I absolutely refuse to believe that such a commonly used phrase could be that misunderstood. Solip's word-by-word breakdown was the most exaggerated example of pedantics I've ever seen.

What I meant was obvious. Some people around here just thrive on being dicks.

Well, maybe I was being dickie as well. I'm in IT and think Yes or No, True or False, One or Zero. And since American is not my native language I tend to read things word for word, let it sink in and 'process'. And I have the tendency to never take things at face value, so I kind of understand what Solipsism wrote, yet at the same time get (now) what you mean. But honestly, afterwards.
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What's amazing is that I'm seeing smashed Android phones like iPhones, with the poor person still trying to use the phone (and succeeding, barely). Not being sarcastic here, I definitely appreciate Gorilla Glass on my iDevices and HTC One X, I wonder with GG3 whether they can make it really shatter-proof.

Dropping your phone onto concrete 5 times from 5 feet up would be the "Holy Grail of Glass".
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Dropping your phone onto concrete 5 times from 5 feet up would be the "Holy Grail of Glass".

Well then, 1 down, 4 to go. Dropped it on a concrete staircase, at least 5 feet. It now has a barely visible dent. Yes, dent (top right corner, next to power button). Glass still unscratched and in 1 piece.
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