The manufacturer Corning has a new version of its in smartphones and Tablets used glass presented. The Gorilla Glass Vitus is now said to be even more resistant to falls and scratches than the current Gorilla Glass 6. In the laboratory, the new glass survived a fall from two meters, in the scratch test it withstood 8 Newtons – other glasses tolerated an average of 2 to 4 Newtons . The new glass can survive up to twenty falls from a height of one meter; its predecessor should only be able to survive fifteen such falls.
However, “Techcrunch” notes that previous generations of Gorilla Glass haven’t really shown any improvements: since the third generation in 2014, scratch resistance and breaking strength have remained at about the same level. Instead, Corning focused on making the glass more durable, that is, preparing for more falls from a certain height.
The Gorilla Glass Victus is also not completely resistant to breakage and scratches, but the new version reduces these dangers. This could not only lead to more durable smartphones, another option would be to design the devices thinner. Samsung is the first manufacturer to bring a product with Gorilla Glass Victus shortly, so far there is no mention of Apple’s plans for the iPhone.
However, Corning is one of Apple’s long-standing suppliers; the Cupertino company also invests in the glass manufacturer from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund, a foundation that provides costs for innovative manufacturing processes. The foundation has so far raised $ 450 million in Corning. According to Apple, Gorilla Glass is built into every generation of iPhone and Apple Watch, and even some generations of iPads have been given the permanent cover by manufacturers from Kentucky. (Macworld)