Apple Granted Spatial Composites Patent, Could Develop Scratch Resistant iPhone: Details - Qoneqt
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    Vikshita Vitthal Gujaran in News

    16-Jun-2023 01:52 PM


    Apple Granted 'Spatial Composites' Patent, Could Develop Scratch Resistant iPhone: Details

    Apple has been granted a patent for technology that will allow the company to build smartphones and mobile devices such as tablets, that are resistant to scratches and abrasion. Most smartphones today, including recent iPhone models, feature rear panels that are made out of plastic or glass, with a metal or plastic frame. These materials offer varying levels of durability, scratch resistance, and electromagnetic shielding. Apple's newly granted patent could lead to the creation of a new material that combines metal and ceramic that is resistant to abrasion.

    A new patent for "Spatial Composites" was granted (via Patently Apple) to the Cupertino company by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on June 13. The patent describes the use of abrasion-resistant materials that could be incorporated into the chassis of an iPhone to make it more durable. US patent number 11,678,445 B2 lists Apple engineers Christopher Prest, Stephen Lynch, and Teodor Dabov as the inventors of the technology.

    In the patent, the company explains that the various materials used to build devices offer varying levels of strength, resistance to abrasion, and electromagnetic shielding. While a phone chassis made of plastic would be very durable, it is highly prone to scratches. Metal is more likely to interfere with radio connectivity than other materials, despite being resistant to both scratches and breaking. Finally, ceramics do not have the same issue with radio signals, but are not as durable as the other two materials.

    Source - Gadget 360