Glass maker Corning announced that it’s ready to manufacture a new 3D-shaped Gorilla glass, company says it will be available to manufacture this year. The new glass is designed with curved phone and wearable displays in mind.
Apple’s products use Corning display, so this announcement is an indication on bigger iPhone with curved display, and an wearable iWatch could use this display.
Corning in a press release said:
Corning’s 3D-forming technology can achieve precise tolerances and high throughput on a platform that is more economical than alternative two-mold forming methods. This technology uses Gorilla Glass of uniform thickness, assisting designers to introduce thinner and lighter devices and leverage the emergence of conformable displays for mobile and wearable applications.
The announcement of 3D Gorilla Glass seems to be very important, especially for wearable tech makers, it will better and cheaper alternative to using a sapphire glass in their smartwatch.
After releasing it, many makers might use this glass in their smartphone and wearable devices.