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Spigen Protects the iPhone's Screen With More Glass

The iPhone's glass screen may be made of Corning's advanced Gorilla Glass, but, contrary to Steve Jobs' assertion, that doesn't mean it is scratch proof. Many products exist to solve this problem, including ZAGG's InvisiShield or rugged cases like Otterbox's Defender. Both solutions work well, but the feel of screen protector films bother some users, and though the Otterbox solidly protects the iPhone, it hardly maintains the svelte qualities that Jony Ive and his team worked so hard to create.


As an alternative, Spigen has released a tempered glass screen protector to give an added layer of protection to the iPhone 4S. The 0.4mm thick glass protector completely covers the front glass of the iPhone, protecting it from damage and scratches. Spigen claims the glass is specially reinforced to increase shock absorbency and is three times stronger than standard protective PET film. As it's tempered glass, if broken, it breaks into smaller pieces that aren't sharp.


The SGP GLAS.t iPhone 4 Screen Protector is available for $27.99 plus shipping on Spigen's website.

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Posted: 32 months ago
When in doubt, protect your iPhone with MORE glass! :rolleyes:
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago
I bet you that last test with the wrench actually broke the screen and they were like oh **** we can't show that. XD
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago
Why do they keep inferring the iPhones still use Gorilla Glass?

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1311957&page=2

Post 49 shows user pics.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago

My brother has dropped his iPhone on few occasions and the glass broke.. In most cases I assume If you take care if it you'll be good..

But I don't understand why Apple does not use gorilla glass on their phones..?


It's probably more expensive and that would mean Apple would have to raise the price of iPhones or eat the cost and hurt their plans to have a trillion dollars in reserve :rolleyes:
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago





They do.


No, they DID.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago
I have never though any kind of a screen protector was a good idea. As the guy at the Apple Store told me, the iPhone has the highest quality display out of any mobile device in the world. No matter how clear the protector is, it will always distort that at least a little bit, ruining the point of the retina display. As far as the tiny scratches people are getting on their phone, the front screen rarely scratches and when it does, its so small you can hardly tell when the phone is off and you can't tell at all when it is turned on. For the scratches on the back, you can pop a case on, or if your like me and have no case, if it somehow gets scratched you can get the back replaced by Apple for about the same cost as this screen protector.

The real problem with iOS screens is getting them smashed, and no screen protector would ever stop that (especially a glass one).
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago
Gorilla glass is just a brand name for chemically strengthened glass. Apple doesn't have to have gorilla glass to have the same product
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago

Apple doesn't use Gorilla Glass..


Citation please. I know a lot of people look at Corning's customers page, and assume, because they don't see Apple listed, that Apple isn't a customer, but many companies don't list customers on those sorts of pages because their contracts with those customers say *not* to.

The known properties of iPhone glass match well with the known properties of Corning's Gorilla Glass. Apple doesn't put Intel Core i7 stickers on their MacBook Pros, but they still use them. Just because they don't advertise the use of Gorilla Glass doesn't mean they aren't using it

The lack of lawsuits relating to the Gorilla Glass story in the Jobs biography, I think we can safely assume that the story told there is true. Based on that, what makes you think they've *stopped* using it?
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago



I've had my iPhone 4 for over a year now and the glass still isn't scratched. As long as you don't abuse your phone this really isn't an issue. The aluminum band, on the other hand, is all scratched up :(


I assumed that mine would not scratch, but I recently noticed tiny scratches on my iPhone 4S. I've never dropped it and the only thing that might have done it is my keys (which should not be able to scratch Gorilla glass). I usually keep the iPhone in a different pocket than my keys, but every once in a while I forget.

Close inspection makes me think the scratches may be on the underside though as the glass may have dropped at the factory. The scratches are so slight it is hard to notice, but now that I know the scratches are there they bother me.

There are a total of three extremely faint small scratches on the front (two front-and-center, and one by the home button) and one on the back on the bottom left. The reason I think the front glass may have fallen at the factory is because there is a tiny notch in the top-left of front glass by the silence switch under the coating that goes around the edge (not sharp because of coating, but a definite chip-like indentation). Anyway, the little notch never bothered me to drive across town to Apple Store, but the faint scratches that are in the center of the screen drive me a little nuts.

As far as the back-side scratch goes, I cannot guess what would have caused it. Holding the phone at an oblique angle does not reveal the scratches (making me think they are not on the outer surface). I have to be looking at the phone straight on and tilt it slightly away from me before they show up.

Anybody else getting scratched glass on their iPhone 4/4S with normal non-abusive use?
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago

Looks interesting, can't quite get my head around the application part though ....If it's glass, looks like putting on an ordinary screen film....Something I have never mastered, but at $27 you wouldn't want to mess too many up.


I was thinking that myself; it had better be fairly easy to apply or else one would be in a bit of trouble (and out $27...)
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