Updated on December 23rd, 2021
Apple has patented an all-glass iPhone which will feature glass on all six sides. The phone will have a touchscreen display available on at least a portion of all six sides. The images will be visible through at least a portion of two of the four sides of the phone according to the Cupertino-based company.
"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," according to the abstract of the patent.
"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," added the company.
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Dubbed as an "Electronic device with glass enclosure" by Apple, the sketches of the futuristic device look similar to an average iPhone. The illustrations show that the phone will image output that "wraps around the device".
An all-glass phone is a familiar device from the movies. Remember Hugh Jackman's all-glass phone from Real Steel! If Apple achieves this dream, we would be soon holding an all-glass iPhone and even other all-glass Apple devices.
Apple has been filing patents for devices with all-glass housing for about 8 years. This includes a desktop and an iPad. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has officially granted Apple a patent for devices with all-glass enclosures ranging from an iPhone to an Apple Watch (Series 7 GPS, 41mm Green Aluminum Case with Clover Sport Band).click here!