The iPhone 6 is a beautifully designed phone but if there is one feature that many seem to dislike, it would be the use of the plastic breaks around the phone which helps the phone send/receive signals, no thanks to the use of aluminum that can sometimes interfere with the phone’s antenna.
The good news is that if you’re not a fan of these plastic breaks and are hoping that Apple will do away with them, you’re in luck. Recently a report from Business Insider has revealed a patent by Apple recently published by the USPTO that seems to hint that Apple might have come up with a way to do away with those ugly plastic lines on your iPhone.
How will this work, you ask? Simple – based on the patent it shows that Apple plans to create a new composite metal material that looks and feels like anodized metal used to make the iPhone, but at the same time it is transparent enough like plastic where it will allow for radio frequencies to pass through the phone without any issue.
The end result should be a sleek-looking smartphone that does will not have the ugly plastic line breaks that you can see in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Now it seems that this patent can be used for more than your phone. In the patent, it describes how it can be applied to other devices like the touchpad on your MacBook to give it a more unified look.
However given that this is a patent, there’s no way of knowing if Apple will actually make it a reality, but we suppose we’ll have to wait and see if it shows up in the next-gen iPhone or maybe 2016’s iPhone 7.