New Gorilla Glass for the next generation of Apple devices

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In preparation for the International Consumer Electronics Show 2013, Corning unveiled its new Gorilla Glass 3, a stronger glass created for the smartphone and tablet market.

The newest glass composition is said to offer a “Native Damage Resistance” feature, which reduces scratches by 40 percent and increases strength by 50 percent after the glass receives any damage. 9To5Mac reported that Apple's iPhone 5 uses Corning's previous version of the product, Gorilla Glass 2, which was released at last year's CES.

“Today, CEO Tim Cook likes to tout that Corning in Kentucky makes the glass on Apple's iOS devices when the topic of U.S.-based manufacturing arises,” 9To5Mac contributor Jake Smith said. “Presumably, Apple will repeat itself with Corning's third-generation glass in the next-generation iPhone.”

Smith also cited a recent Taipai report that detailed Apple's plans to use a different, new technology for its next iPhone model due to issues with the current built-in touch panel.

While some may think that stronger glass correlates to less screen damage for their Apple devices, you might be surprised at how easy it is to break the screen on your device. To fix up any screen damage, iResQ's iPhone and iPad screen repair services will have you covered.

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