iPhone: Apple may have plans for an iPhone with six display regions – Times of India

In one move to a revolutionary design statement, Apple has got the patent for the all-glass device, approved by USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office). All-Glass Device, Which Could Very Well Be iPhoneThe , has been called an “electronic device with glass enclosure” by the company and since its entire body is made of transparent glass, all six flat surfaces on the body can be used as displays. The patent was filed on August 15, 2019.
This isn’t the first time the tech giant has used the Glass concept for a device, and the patent has been doing so for the past eight years, according to Apple. An all-glass iPhone is next, with a display that can also wrap around the edges, thus expanding the screen area for a seamless look. Apple has also clarified how it plans to assemble and disassemble the phone. This can be facilitated by a “cap” at the top or bottom of the device through which components can slide out.

“An electronic device comprises a six-sided glass enclosure that defines the internal volume and consists of a first glass member and a second glass member. The first glass member is at least one of the first major sides of the six-sided glass enclosure. Defines a portion, at least a portion of the circumferential side of a six-sided glass enclosure, with the peripheral side being the first region and the first thickness, and a second region along the peripheral side and the second thickness different from the first thickness The second glass member is attached to the first glass member and defines at least one part of the other major side of a six-sided glass enclosure”, states the abstract of the patent.
But will this device be commercially and practically viable? There is a mirror all around it and only the mirror. When even a scratch on the screen is a nightmare for an iPhone user, imagine leaving an all-glass phone somewhere because it’s a given that a glass body will be slippery even with an assurance Corning Gorilla Glass Victus Protection. The device may survive but it cannot remain scratch-free. The horror of paying so much when you’ve already paid so much. Also, having only glass in the body means a heavy iPhone. People don’t want their iPhones (or any smartphone, for that matter) to feel like a slab of brick. We honestly have serious doubts about whether the device will make it to market unless Apple plans to spring some surprises about it that it alone knows.