Apple Is Working On Crack-Resistant Glass For Future Devices (PATENT)

by Ahmed Omar on November 19, 2011

The iPhone, since its launch back in 2007, has received a lot of praise thanks to its software, high-resolution camera, display screens, ease of use and more but there has been one thing that disturbs iPhone users, the fast damage of its front and back glass panels. Apple actually is working on solving this problem.

According to PatentlyApple, it has been revealed that Apple is currently working on developing crack-resistant glass for future devices. The patent describes the method of developing crack resistant glass solutions for iPhone, there are many ways to do thing but only a couple work.

iDownloadBlog gives a quick description:


The first one involves disposing a tunable shock mount between the cover glass and the main body. This would dampen the blow of a drop because it isolates the glass from the rest of the device. It would also help protect against water damage.

The second method is more complex, and pertains to a retractable glass cover that can sense when the device has been dropped. Using an actuator, control module, and sensors, the cover glass would be able to retract itself in the event that it detected a drop.

Hope this comes to the iPhone 5.

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  • Ily Phong

    “Patent?” …………. Is that what I think it is?
    Apple has a Patent for “crack resistant glass” now? O_O

  • Time traveling dood

    First they’ll need to patent the time machine, go back in time, and invent Gorilla glass.

  • Ankitpreet3c

    They Must Have A Glowing APPLE LOGO..!

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