apple patent glassThe hype surrounding this year’s iPhone isn’t as big as it was compared to previous iPhone releases. There are a couple of reasons as to why this might be. One of which is that maybe with the smartphone market being so matured, it’s hard to get excited over a new phone. An alternative could be that with the iPhone rumors suggesting that we won’t be seeing a brand new design, customers aren’t as thrilled as they could be.


However what many people seem to be excited over is 2017’s iPhone, which if the rumors are to be believed will be a completely revamped look and will feature things like an all-glass enclosure. Is that hard to believe? We suppose we might be a bit skeptical, but thanks to a recently discovered patent, maybe the rumors aren’t that unbelievable after all.

The patent was filed back in 2015 way before the rumors of an all-glass iPhone first came to light. According to the patent, it describes the method of building a mobile device, like the iPhone, completely out of glass. It reads, “A handheld computing device that includes an enclosure having structural walls formed from a glass material that can be radio-transparent.”

“The enclosure can be formed from a hollow glass tube or two glass members bonded together. A laser frit bonding process may be used to hermetically seal the two glass members together to create a water resistant electronic device.” Now the thing about patents is that it is hard to say if they will ever become a reality or if Apple is simply trying to protect its ideas, so we guess we’ll just have to wait until 2017 to find out if the rumors are true.

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