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Apple gets patent on sapphire displays with an oleophobic coating

0. phoneArena 27 Mar 2014, 15:02 posted on

Based on everything that we've been hearing for quite a while now, Apple absolutely loves sapphire displays. And, based on what we know of the company and the products it has put out over the years, Apple hates that humans have oil in their hands. We're sure Apple and Co. would prefer to get a patent on bioengineering humans with no hand oils, but instead it has a patent on sapphire displays with an oleophobic coating...

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posted on 27 Mar 2014, 15:12 21

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


The USPTO is so damn corrupt it's not even funny.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 16:08 3

6. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)


apple doesnt innovate, but when it does. it trolls the industry with stupid patents.

who even passes these? do they have express procedure for apple? where they dont give a dam about what patent includes?

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 22:49 1

36. vincelongman (Posts: 4576; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


I don't see how that should even be patent-able
I mean everyone already coating Gorilla Glass

Also Vertu has been using sapphire for their phone screens for years, they're probably already coating them as well

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 16:45 2

13. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


I don't know, this is just an application. But PA can't be smart enough to see that.

Where is the patent number? Oh wait, there isn't one CAUSE IT ISN'T A GRANT. They just made the application public, that's all.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 17:08

16. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Uspto is trolling the industry with patent grants, not just apple

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 17:12 1

18. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


VERY DAMN CORRUPT

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 15:12

2. Lt.Green (Posts: 397; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


I feel sorry for Corning.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 17:26 1

23. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Does apple use corning gorilla glass, I don't think so because iPhone's screen break easily.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 18:41 2

29. stealthd (unregistered)


They do use Corning's glass. They were actually the first company to do so.

I see broken Android phones all the time, I don't know what would make you think there's more broken iPhones except for bias.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 18:47 2

30. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


But I don't see Nokia screen break. Poor apple make cheap quality products.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=E3c8il_Q6SU

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 18:14

38. moronman66 (Posts: 162; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


People say they do but I've yet to see any actual proof that they do or have. Even on the Corning website it doesn't list any of the iOS devices, which you'd think they would want to do. Based on the scratches I've seen on many iPhone 4 and 4Ss, I'm not inclined to believe they do. Someone on here must have some source that actually proves it.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 17:40

24. camera531 (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


I don't, because this will ensure that the other OEM'S continue to use them. It's actually good news for them.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 15:17 1

3. amats69 (Posts: 1466; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


iphone 6...the last flagship this year whom im waiting before i upgrade from my htc one...hopefully apple will "wow" us this time...looking forward for an iphone with at least 4.7 display and max to 5"....

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 16:11

7. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)


apple and htc has close relations now. you can see both companies sharing ideas these days. so if you want to know whats coming next iphone, look towards htc and where htc +1s iphone and viseversa.
i think its a good partnership.
htc needs a strong partner and apple needs someone who can innovate for them.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 16:12 1

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Apple isn't going to use a duo camera on their phone that's for sure.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 17:23

21. tedkord (Posts: 12247; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


http://m.pocketnow.com/2014/03/25/apple-patent-dual-cameras

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 16:22 1

10. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Apple gets $8-to-$12 per HTC phone sold, so yeah Apple will be friends with anyone they can control i guess... Maybe in the future you'll see a Apple/HTC repeat of what Micro$oft did to Nokia... O.o

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 17:25

22. tedkord (Posts: 12247; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


That's never been confirmed. We really don't know how much money is exchanged. Apple needed access to LTE patents because Samsung had them. This might not be costing them much at all.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 18:00 1

25. medicci37 (Posts: 1287; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


-1 for you James

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 20:42 1

33. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


You are right.
HTC and Apple have made contract.
And play together against their biggest ENEMY.
HTC also use the apple's propaganda, and we can see that. Poor HTC, though. They try to be Apple , but forget that they have not the Apple's army of zombies(that everyone have also APPL stock, to care about)

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 17:11

17. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


No manufacturer can wow us at the moment, thats why apple is going sapphire, diamond, marble, granite bla bla... o

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 15:17 8

4. SamDroid (unregistered)


"Yeah, we now have Sapphire screens for you!"says Apple. "that'll be another $99 please..."

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 15:34 3

5. troutsy (Posts: 313; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


Sapphire is expensive. Very true statement.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 18:21 2

27. Finalflash (Posts: 3216; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


But it is about as strong as gorilla glass. On a larger screen it will shatter just as easily, and as youtube videos about the home button show, it scratches just as easily.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 17:15 1

19. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


I will not spend that extra money, Not for apple, a mid range phone... I will prefer high ender which gives more value for money... seems like chinese are coming with good stuff this year in lower prices

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 16:12

8. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


With the next iphone coming with a larger screen and sapphire glass the iphone 6 will cost about $900.00 for 8GB, $1,000.00 for 16GB, and $1,150.00 for 32GB oh $1,300.00 for 64GB. Yeah, after this year owning a iphone WILL get its status symbol back... O.o

My 40" Smart TV from Samsung costed $498.00 with tax. :)

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 16:27 1

11. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


Let the muggings begin!

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 16:43 1

12. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Can't activate stolen iphone without icloud username/password broseph.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 17:08

15. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


So no iPhones get stolen? Thieves aren't the smartest people on earth.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 17:18

20. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


may be they are not but the buyer of stolen phones are

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