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iPhone 12 Ceramic Shield: Sounds like Calexium (transparent Pyroceram) to me.
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Post# 1093171   10/14/2020 at 13:13 by joeekaitis (Rialto, California, USA)        

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Apple is singing the praises of the iPhone 12 lineup's Ceramic Shield front face, a material said to offer greater shatter and scratch resistance than glass.

 

Hmm . . . when Corning chemist Donald Stookey took that milky white sheet of glass that was accidentally tempered at 900 degrees C from the kiln, he dropped it and it bounced on the kiln room's floor.  Years later, Corning's French labs would develop Calexium, a transparent amber version of Pyroceram.  Fireplace doors have been made from clear transparent Pyroceram for years.

 

Ceramic Shield, meet your long lost twin born over 50 years ago.

 

 





Post# 1093185 , Reply# 1   10/14/2020 at 16:53 by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

On that subject, we went to the Corning Museum of Glass on Tuesday....what an AMAZING museum. I can't say enough about it! They actually had an exhibit on the transformation of white into transparent amber cookware (i.e. Visions).

Post# 1093198 , Reply# 2   10/14/2020 at 19:48 by philcobendixduo (San Jose)        
Apple did say.....

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....in the iPhone "reveal" yesterday that they partnered with Corning to create this glass screen.
As soon as I heard that, I thought "Pyroceram".


Post# 1093199 , Reply# 3   10/14/2020 at 19:55 by joeekaitis (Rialto, California, USA)        
Missed the show . . .

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. . . but, yeah, I would have thought the same thing upon hearing it.





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