Corning Announces New '3D' Shaped Gorilla Glass

Corning has announced a new shaped Gorilla Glass product to offer glass solutions for curved devices like smart watches. Corning is one of Apple's main suppliers for the glass in the iPhone and iPad, and, with Apple rumored to have a smart watch production the works, Corning's new product would make for a logical source component for the new device.

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Product design continues to drive the consumer electronics industry. More than half of the top 10 smartphone manufacturers already market devices that incorporate cover glass with subtle curves, and the demand for even more-dramatic form factors is increasing. Corning’s 3D-forming technology meets this demand and expands the design possibilities for industrial designers.

The relationship with GTOC allows Corning to provide a “one-roof” solution. “We can now take Gorilla Glass all the way from flat sheet to a finished 3D-shaped product in Asia, expediting turnaround times and minimizing logistical complexity,” said James R. Steiner, senior vice president and general manager, Corning Specialty Materials. "That’s a win for Corning and our customers."

Apple has used curved glass in some of its products in the past, most notably in a previous generation iPod nano. There have been a number of rumors about Apple developing curved glass iPhones, most recently in November when Bloomberg said Apple would release 4.7" and 5.5" iPhones next fall with slightly curved screens.

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Top Rated Comments

Leonard1818 Avatar
138 months ago
Am I the only one who does NOT want a curved phone?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mejsric Avatar
138 months ago


I like this concept.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacHumors Avatar
138 months ago
Am I the only one who does NOT want a curved phone?

That is correct. :p
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
spyguy10709 Avatar
138 months ago
Who'd want a phone shaped like the magic mouse? The Magic iPhone?

"It's Magical!"
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Gasu E. Avatar
138 months ago
Big whoop all cars have curved glass. It isn't hard to shape.

Gorilla Glass is extremely thin and light, completely unlike car glass. Extremely thin, light, strong, and curved glass is an innovation.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JAT Avatar
138 months ago
"3D-shaped".

Time to assassinate the Corning marketing department, they have nothing left to offer the planet.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)