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Apple granted patent for all-glass iPhone, iPad building process
Apple granted patent for all-glass iPhone, iPad building process

Apple has been granted a patent for a method to create all-glass shells for electronic devices, such as iPhones and iPads. The method described in the patent, first reported by Apple Insider, would allow Apple to create glass shells that are durable and lightweight. Glass shells would be created by fusing together separate glass pieces and then machining them down to the desired shape. Consumers should not expect a glass iPhone or iPad in 2014, but the patent may be a clue about what's to come from Apple. The Cupertino, Calif., company is known for its high-caliber product design, but it frequently changes up its style. For example, Apple has used several different materials to create...

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