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Apple's new patent reveals techniques to attach sapphire to electronic devices

0. phoneArena 23 Jan 2014, 09:20 posted on

Apple has filed a patent application that shows how the tech giant is able to attach sapphire to its devices. At the same time, the application hints at ways that Apple might use sapphire in the future. Currently, Apple has employed it on its home button to protect the TouchID fingerprint scanner. As the second hardest material after diamonds, sapphires can be used in a number of ways on future versions of the Apple iPhone...

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posted on 23 Jan 2014, 09:29 4

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7748; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Sounds pretty good imo. Looking forward to what they'll do with the design of the new iPhone.

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 09:42

4. Sauce (unregistered)


Likewise. Design is a big deal closer for me.
GS5 (☞゚ヮ゚)☞ here I come; if the design is a disappointment.

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 09:44

5. Finalflash (Posts: 1594; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Absolutely nothing, the new iPhone will only have a larger size as its only appeal and probably more cpu/gpu. This patent is either to troll or deliver in 2016.

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 11:05 4

9. Sauce (unregistered)


What do you go by? Your analyst name.

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 09:30 2

2. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


How does one get a patent on using a certain material and how they will use it. Might aswel patent how one cuts potatoes into fries lol

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 09:38 1

3. Sauce (unregistered)


There are patents for that. You'd be surprised what you can learn from Modern Marvels on History channel.

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 09:47

6. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Lol shocker not really, the crap that apparently can be patented is a joke and how it apparently benefits consumers I will never know.

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 11:05

10. Sauce (unregistered)


Yea, the patent practice is general is a load of crap.

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 10:29

7. Alan01 (Posts: 180; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


The patent, as explained inthe story, is for the ways to attch the material to an electreonic device.

Regards,
Alan F.

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 10:52

8. tedkord (Posts: 4517; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


This actually sounds like a valid patent claim. It's a specific method for attaching the sapphire, not a patent on attaching sapphire.

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 12:32

11. CEMIII (Posts: 110; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)


Yup drill through a rock put some electrictrodes through it, sotter it down.
A billon dollar patent from Apple I did it 1st LOL

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