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glass is already really scratch resistant...

my gf has scratched up her iphone 4 with her diamond ring... that's really the only thing that can scratch an iphone screen
Seriously? Gimme that iphone... I'll show you plenty of things that can scratch the hell out of it, you don't need diamonds.
 
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Next thing you know, thugs will be deflecting bullets with an Iphone.
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Seriously? Gimme that iphone... I'll show you plenty of things that can scratch the hell out of it, you don't need diamonds.
^not to mention the shock and awwwwwwww! dang it! factor dropping one has.
post #44 of 60
They need to improve smartphone durability, it's gone down over the past years. My first smartphone (HTC Touch) was extremely tough. It survived being dropped or thrown onto concrete with only some minor scratches in the case and otherwise worked fine (I used to abuse it for fun just to see people's reactions because it handled abuse just fine). My current smartphone (HTC HD7) feels like the keyboard would break off if I dropped it. And then there's that recent video of an iPhone 4S shattering when dropped only a few feet .

But I'm usually a function-over-form type of guy. I'd much rather have my phone be waterproof, bulletproof, and shockproof than pretty. The glassy iPhone looks nice but it's way more delicate than it needs to be.
post #45 of 60
I took a car key and tried to scratch the crap out of my buddy's DROID2. He let me. And it left NO mark whatsoever. I went to town on it, too.....
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They need to improve smartphone durability, it's gone down over the past years. My first smartphone (HTC Touch) was extremely tough. It survived being dropped or thrown onto concrete with only some minor scratches in the case and otherwise worked fine (I used to abuse it for fun just to see people's reactions because it handled abuse just fine). My current smartphone (HTC HD7) feels like the keyboard would break off if I dropped it. And then there's that recent video of an iPhone 4S shattering when dropped only a few feet .

But I'm usually a function-over-form type of guy. I'd much rather have my phone be waterproof, bulletproof, and shockproof than pretty. The glassy iPhone looks nice but it's way more delicate than it needs to be.
/sarcasmon

But they were holding the phone the wrong way when they dropped it... Or... Or... They didn't have the rubber protective coating to absorb the shock of the impact....

/sarcasmoff
 
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post #47 of 60
Gorilla glass is already nearly scratch proof... I have tried key-ing my screen and it didnt leave a mark...
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post #48 of 60
Wonder how Asahi's "Dragon" glass will stack up against this. They will probably need to start development again because Dragon glass was a competitor to Gorilla.
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For some reason I can't get excited about this because CRAPle will abuse yet another patent craphole.
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Originally Posted by Jess94 View Post
Instead of expensive tough glass, why doesn't someone just invent soft keys?
What?
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"The Lotus Glass is designed to use less power, provide higher resolutions and have faster response times than anything made at the moment."

What?
Because a better glass uses less energy because of the touchscreen aspect of it.
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Originally Posted by cl04k3d View Post
Whenever people say "this is the next big thing" it never ends up being a big thing at all.
Because most stuff doesn't give you all the information, obvious this will take Gorilla glass's position most likely unless Gorilla glass becomes even better.
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With a touch screen,if you can make the glass thinner,it'll take less power to make the touch screen respond and should allow for less light distortion as the light of the pixel passes through it.
That will allow for more pixel density with future,finer panels.
^^^^
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They need to improve smartphone durability, it's gone down over the past years. My first smartphone (HTC Touch) was extremely tough. It survived being dropped or thrown onto concrete with only some minor scratches in the case and otherwise worked fine (I used to abuse it for fun just to see people's reactions because it handled abuse just fine). My current smartphone (HTC HD7) feels like the keyboard would break off if I dropped it. And then there's that recent video of an iPhone 4S shattering when dropped only a few feet .

But I'm usually a function-over-form type of guy. I'd much rather have my phone be waterproof, bulletproof, and shockproof than pretty. The glassy iPhone looks nice but it's way more delicate than it needs to be.
That's because of company greed. Any big company could easily make a product that could virtually never break, but then that would reduce sales since people wouldn't need repairs or replacements. I'd imagine phone companies make a good amount from the amount of people who break their phones. Also it costs more to make them top quality, which we know is anti-business sense.
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For some reason I can't get excited about this because CRAPle will abuse yet another patent craphole.
How would Apple patent a product created by a company like this?
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