Apple could be considering not just a go back to glass-backed iPhones, but even changing the aluminum backs of iMacs and screens with glass at some stage, exposes a newly-granted patent published today. One of the illustrations appears to reveal an iMac-style device, while others show something resembling an iPhone (below) …… A

go back to glass-backed iPhones, any individual?


As Patently Apple notes, it’s unusual to see Jony Ive noted as one of the inventors of a patent that extends beyond pure design, though this one is clearly heavily design-oriented.

The typical caution naturally uses: Apple patents a big number of things that never ever make it into items, and this patent could explain nothing more than a more effective way of making existing iMacs. The patent consists of “a peripheral glass member that extends around a minimum of some peripheral edge parts” (much like existing iMacs and Thunderbolt Displays) as well as the alternative revealed above, where glass is used for the whole housing.Filed under: iOS Devices, Mac Tagged: Apple Inc, iMac, iPad, iPhone, Patent

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