Gorilla Glass 3 to be announced at CES

Ahead of CES 2013 taking place in Las Vegas next week, the folks at Corning have unveiled Gorilla Glass 3, a new glass composition aimed at next-gen smartphones and tablets. The stronger Gorilla Glass 3 offers a new feature called Native Damage Resistance that brings 40 percent reduction in the number of scratches a device’s screen may take and 50 percent boost in retained strength after the glass becomes flawed.

Cupertino-based Apple has incorporated Corning glass since the original iPhone, which accompanied an epic visit to the plant by Steve Jobs. Today, CEO Tim Cook likes to tout that the glass on Apple’s iOS devices is made by Corning in Kentucky when the topic of US-based manufacturing arises. Corning unveiled Gorilla Glass 2 at CES last year and though it isn’t mentioned by its brand name, it is undoubtedly the glass used in the iPhone 5. Presumably Apple will repeat itself with Corning’s third-generation glass in the next-gen iPhone. At any rate we’ll be taking a closer look at CES with our hands-on coverage. Full press release found below: (via Engadget)

While on the subject of displays, Taipei reports that Apple has made plans to switch to a new touch technology in the next iPhone to reduce the amount of touch issues that the current built-in touch panel has. No other details were provided, but we’ll let you know when we hear more.

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