1. Gorilla Glass 2
Corning has announced on Jan. 5 that the company will unveil Gorilla Glass 2 - the next generation of the damage-resistant cover glass at CES 2012, according to .
Gorilla Glass 2, whose predecessor has been used in Apple's devices such as iPhone, iPad, and iPod, could be applied on the hyped iPhone 5. And, as the phone is reportedly set for launch in summer or fall of 2012 - there's enough time for Apple to pack the new technology into its forthcoming handset.
Will Corning supply the glass cover for the California-based company? actually, this is not the first time for the two firms to cooperate.
According to Steve Jobs’ official biography written by Walter Isaacson, as early as 1960s, Corning had developed a chemical exchange process for Gorilla Glass. However, it had remained in theory for long time as there was neither a reason nor a place to produce the technology.
Subsequently, by accident, Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs saw the new technology and was impressed by its qualities. A idea hit him at once - use the innovation on his touchscreen devices. Nevertheless, when the technology genius planned to buy the Gorilla Glass, Corning couldn't manufacture the glass at that time. Why? Because in his typical fashion, Jobs demanded that the N.Y.-based company produce the glass in less than half year.
Today, it's well-known that the damage-resistant cover glass has been used in over 575 gadgets, spanning 500 million units in the world. More than 30 globally popular brands apply the glass on their device in all.
"Corning Gorilla Glass has been a tremendous success for Corning, enjoying excellent market acceptance across mobile device industries. Handset and tablet device manufacturers are clearly driving toward higher functionality from thinner designs," Senior Vice President and General Manager of Corning Specialty Materials, James R. Steiner, said in a statement.
"Corning's latest innovation in Gorilla Glass technology is very well positioned to meet these challenges and enable broader touch technology penetration," Steiner added.
Click the video to watch the quality of Gorilla Glass. 9to5Mac Photo: Reuters 4. Concept Art for iPhone 5
The concept photos of the highly anticipated iPhone 5 was revealed on Jan. 6. Actually, the photos are so beautiful and realistic that Apple fans fell in love with them and they want to ask the company to design the real device accordingly.
However, the concept art isn't a work of Apple, but a work by Antonio De Rosa from . The iPhone is named as " iPhone SJ" to honor Steve Jobs. SJ is the abbreviation of Apple's co-founder.
Made from lightweight polycarbonate, the iPhone SJ sports a complete glass capacitive touch screen, a lightweight body, a larger display, a dual-core A6 processor and a better 10-megapixel camera.
Click the video to find out the details of iPhone SJ. ADR Studio
What features would you like to see in iPhone 5? Leave your comments below. Photo: Reuters
The rumors about Apple's next generation smartphone - dubbed iPhone 5 - are flying thick and fast, and it seems never ending until the actual release date.
The latest rumors go that iPhone 5 will boast of Gorilla Glass 2, which will be unveiled in Consumer Electronic Show 2012 in Las Vegas, and a quad-core processor. The design of the handset could also be radical (or at least the Apple fans hope so), similar to the concept art for the phone, which was revealed (it was so beautiful and realistic).
Start the slideshow to check out the rumored features of iPhone 5 in details.
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