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Apple iPhone patent made of glass

Apple iPhone patent made of glass

Extensive use of transparent material aims to revolutionize the operation of smartphones

Soon after Apple got an amazing one iPhone function with smart glasses
She received a patent, and the American group again obtained a patent related to a smartphone. This time it is about the material of the structure.

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Apple already has a patent application (US11175769) Apply in 2019
The patent has now been granted to the group. Specifically, it concerns a glass iPhone (the study of the design can be seen above). According to the developers, this should primarily bring advantages in terms of operation. If the frame and back are made of glass, as well as the front, and it is not made of metal or plastic, then the six sides of the smartphone can be used for operation and / or display of content.

Apple iPhone patent made of glass

iPhone patent with touch side surfaces.

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how to Apple’s official drawing One side of the iPhone can have touch surfaces that can be used to activate and deactivate Airplane mode or WLAN without going through the menu. Instead of scrolling, the user can use the virtual arrow keys to move through the content of websites or documents. One-handed operation will be much easier.

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In addition, an iPhone made of glass will not have a front or a back. The displayed content can cover the entire device. The smartphone will automatically adapt to the user and thus show him the respective home page.


Expensive iPhone models already have a glass back. However, this is not designed as a touch screen. If Apple implements the patent right, the frame elements will also have to be made of glass. Current smartphone glasses are very stable and shatter-resistant, but they can still shatter if dropped. So here Apple has to use more stable glass. Otherwise, the approach looks exciting. However, it is not entirely new. So Xiaomi has Mi Max
It has already introduced a smartphone that consists almost entirely of touch surfaces. The cost of the limited model is 2,600 euros.

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