iPhone battery and touchscreen info
In another change, the iPhone's touch-sensitive screen will be made out of optical-quality glass, instead of plastic. Apple CEO Steve Jobs said the change will create "superior scratch resistance and clarity."
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But how can they top rate the one in your link Sam, when the phone isn't out yet?! Customer usage reports should tell. Did they get a test model from Apple? It looks like what I'd need though. A non-slip and screen protecting case.
So whom do you trust more for protective cases, Apple or somepone else. They actually didn't put out any decent cases for their iPod! The $99 leather case didn't protect anything, so I never bought it. Neither did those "socks". Contour and Agent 18 :thumbsup: .
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Optical quality glass...as opposed to that frosted glass that is used on bathroom windows. ;-)
As for "glasses", most today are made from polycarbonate (plastic).
So, that means...absolutely nothing.
As for screen protectors, the smart money is on Martin Fields - the best overlays in the biz.
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My watch crystal cracked(more like chipped). Most are quartz, I think.
Only sapphire crystals won't crack unless you really bash them up or something, hardness of 9. They use sapphire crystals on the REALLY good watches.
Maybe that zirconium speculation should have been taken up by Apple, LOL! Glass makes you afraid to use it over concrete. Or even a hard floor.
- 06-18-2007, 10:03 PM #18
I would consider the Black Horizontal Pouch Carrying Case by Incipio. It looks similar to the Treo case I have now. Also, I once had a magnetic latch on a Treo case and I was running down the stairs... and my Treo beat me down. It was a sad day...
No more magnetic latches for me.
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As far as glass, I'd bet they are using Schott or a market competitor. It is VERY strong and scratch resistant and can be made quite thin. This is the glass that a lot of high end camera lens filters are made with. Also, very high quality microscope slides and cover slips (the VERY thin glass that goes over the specimen on the slide) are made with this type glass. Should actually work well in this application.
As far as cracking or breaking it; who in their right mind would carry a $600 phone around without using a case!?!? Has ANYONE here not ever dropped their cell? Speaking for myself, I only seem to drop it on asphalt or textured cement - never carpet or grass. You can bet my iPhone will see very limited use until it's in a nice leather case of some sort...
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