[FY] First Broken iPhone 4 Shows New Glass Isn't That Resistant. - Overclock.net

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I’m going to go with a no on this one. Why may you ask? They do say that it is 30 times stronger than plastic, and there is a video of it bending. Bending, yes. They did also state that the iPhone 3Gs Glass was stronger when that came out as well. It may bend more, but can it handle shock and sudden impact, that is the real question. That is what causes 95% of glass shattering. Not because you bent the glass in your pocket, not because you dropped it and it bent, but really because of sudden impact.
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How did they break it? They don't actually mention how they performed their test.

I had dropped my 1st Gen iPhone a few dozen times before the screen finally cracked on it.

Regardless, any screen will crack if you try hard enough. Plastic screens tend to have better impact resistance, however they scratch really easily due to the lack of hardness and don't feel as good on a touch interface(last point is imo).

Unfortunately there is no magic material which has sufficient hardness to resist the formation of scratches by common materials and which also has enough toughness to avoid fracturing under common shocks(Such as falling 6ft onto pavement). Usually materials which are hard tend to be brittle (easily fractured) and materials which are ductile tend to be soft(easily scratched).

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Ah well, goes to show that just because it's glass doesn't mean it can't break. I wonder if they're using Gorilla Glass?

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Ouch.

Like any smart man knows, you gotta use protection!



The test is a little vague. Says they "dropped" it from 3.5 ft three times, and on the third time is when it shattered (no damage before that).

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Ouch.

Like any smart man knows, you gotta use protection!
ROFL
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You can break anything if you try hard enough.
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Well then guys, just make sure you drop it less than 3.5 feet and you will be fine.

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Well then guys, just make sure you drop it less than 3.5 feet and you will be fine.
That's easy to do.... if you're a little person.

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Well then guys, just make sure you drop it less than 3.5 feet and you will be fine.
3.4 feet it is!
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