Gorilla Glass is an alkali-aluminosilicate sheet glass that is light, thin and at the same time resists very well to damage. The year 2006 marks the year when the U.S. glassmaker Corning began mass producing the glass to be used in Apple’s iPhone. The iPhone was the first smart-phone to have a Gorilla Glass screen. Gorilla Glass 2 was announced in 2012.
The year 2013 also brings a nice surprise. Corning’s campaign states: “Something Tougher is coming. Look for it at CES 2013”. Although Gorilla Glass 2 is 20 percent thinner than its older iteration it managed to provide the same strength and damage resistance. Gorilla Glass 3 was announced this year and because the glass will now be strengthened at a molecular level it will be even more crack resistant than Gorilla Glass 2. According to Corning scratches will be less visible and the glass will be at least 50% more durable.