Proof of everything: Future iPhones will defy scratches and dispense with cases

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The company always distributes its efforts to continue with unparalleled luxury quality, finding itself with the manufacture of an iPhone chassis that combines spectacular design, soft touch like current models and above all that can withstand ostentatious falls, as well as wear and tear. weather.

This could be a likely indication of wanting to forget or ditch iPhone cases. Apple recently became known to have obtained a patent of “space composites” that you can embed metal or ceramic into the chassis material and thus maintain its shape.

The advantages and disadvantages of materials

own Apple reported its concern about the wear and tear and habitual use of users by their mobile phones, watches and tablets in contact with environments or “surfaces that cause deterioration”. He also mentions the housing materials that do help the device although they change its appearance in a certain way. Thus, even Apple itself points out that there may be both advantages and disadvantages depending on the materials used in the chassis and in the covers.

The example proposed by the company is that of metal casings that have great resistance to “dents, scratches or breaks”. Although he also points out that the disadvantage would be the interference it causes with the device’s own radio signals.

Now, for the ceramic casings, which although they strongly resist scratches and do not interfere with radio signals, they can be slightly fragile in the face of some blows, Apple itself mentions. He adds that the plastic casings are totally radio friendly and rugged. However, they do not help for strong bumps or certain scratches to your device.

The solution: an iPhone that is proof of everything

Apple explains each of these details about iPhone case and chassis materials, tBeing clear about the definitive idea that results from using more than one material for manufacturing.

Despite having the answer in front of them, it is not that it turns out to be an easy option to implement either. So the patent they got turns out to know how to mix the materials thoroughly.

Apple notes that the materials for a case for a device of this size must be one with “abrasion resistant members at least partially embedded in the chassis substrate and extending beyond the external surface.”

Detail of the patent showing rows of “abrasion resistant” elements, although they are closer than what is seen.

Apple mentions that the resistant materials for this type of chassis would be made of metal or ceramic. The result to handle it would be quite moldable, and above all quite hard against abrasion and scratches than the usual composition used by current chassis.

So the Apple patent explains certain details of this composition. It also adds some interesting drawings that indicate the shapes of the “abrasion resistant members”. It also highlights the excellent benefits to comply with an improvement in protection just by having the device still to be used without a case. You will also be able to see a specific drawing that shows how part of the members is dotted on the back of the iPhone.

Despite this, for now it only sounds interesting on paper, since it remains a merely illustrative drawing. However, Yes, you can consider it as a fundamental part of what could be the members used for the chassis of the iPhone or Apple devices. Although it does not show the gap which is only between 10 and 100 microns.

The patent has three inventors, including Christopher D. Preset, who is credited with using glass-ceramic components in MagSafe systems. The system that can easily transfer data and power to your battery.