Apple patent reveals an all-glass design for future iPhone, iPad and MacBook

The US Patent & Trademark Office has granted Apple a patent for all-glass design for future iPhone, iPad, and Mac models. The filing describes a six-sided glass enclosure for the smart devices including glass front, back, (right and left) curved edges, and (top and bottom) borders. 

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Apple’s all-glass iPhone, iPad, and MacBook will feature a touch screen, speakers, and microphones

The filing describes the use of new glass material for the enclosure of electronic devices like smartphones, notebook computers, and tablets. The new enclosure will be all-glass from all sides. 

An electronic device includes a six-sided glass enclosure defining an interior volume and comprising a first glass member and a second glass member.

The first glass member defines at least a portion of a first major side of the six-sided glass enclosure, at least a portion of a peripheral side of the six-sided glass enclosure, a first region along the peripheral side and having a first thickness, and a second region along the peripheral side and having a second thickness different from the first thickness.

The second glass member is attached to the first glass member and defines at least a portion of a second major side of the six-sided glass enclosure. The electronic device further includes a touchscreen display within the interior volume and positioned adjacent at least a portion of each of the six sides of the six-sided glass enclosure.

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Furthermore, the all-glass smart device will house speakers, microphone and feature a touch screen display.

The touch-sensitive display assembly may include a flexible display component defining a third tapered edge and a fourth tapered edge overlapping and attached to the third tapered edge. 

The electronic device may further include a first speaker within the interior volume and configured to emit sound through the first opening, and a second speaker within the interior volume and configured to emit sound through the second opening. The electronic device may select one of the first speaker or the second speaker for sound output based at least in part on an orientation of the device.

The electronic device may further include a first microphone within the interior volume and configured to detect sound through the first opening, and a second microphone within the interior volume and configured to detect sound through the second opening.

It must be kept in mind that Apple files for several patents in a year and not every detailed technology is developed and used in future products. 

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