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Gorilla Glass 6 has twice as high drop resistance as its predecessor

THE Corning, maker of the famous Gorilla Glass, one of Apple's longest and most loyal partners, so much so that it received a whopping $ 200 million investment from Ma just over a year in search of a tougher compound to coat our precious smartphones.

We do not know if this announcement today can already be attributed to Cupertino's little girl, but the fact that the company is presenting the brand new Gorilla Glass 6 with some really cool news.

Corning Gorilla Glass 6

Unlike previous generations of glass, which have always focused on introducing new technologies to prevent the emergence of scratches and marks, Corning's goal with its flagship new version is to improve its crash and impact resistance, and, remember, these they are quite different aspects, since (generally) the harder a (ie more scratch resistant) glass is, the more likely it is to break on impact.

In tests conducted by the company, Gorilla Glass 6 survived 15 drops on a concrete surface one meter high, which is about twice as good as its predecessor. Even so, the manufacturer claims that the new generation has the same resistance to scratches and marks, without having damage in this field due to the advance in the other aspect.

It's easy to understand why Corning chose to focus on falls in the new generation of Gorilla Glass: With smartphones (not Apple's only) increasingly adopting glass-dominated construction, consumers need tougher, more reliable materials after all, even the most hands-on. Safe people may slip from time to time.

Gorilla Glass 6 is already in production and available to manufacturers; The first smartphones equipped with the material should appear in the coming months. We do not know yet, however, if the next iPhones will ever come with this new generation of glass to confirm.

via The Verge