“On May 17, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals their intention of reinventing the speakerphone system for iOS devices. Although not detailed, the fact is that the new speaker positioning could provide iOS devices with general superior sound, even when docked,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“Interestingly the patent states that the former-cone element could be milled, cut or stamped from a solid sheet of material such as aluminum alloy (or other suitably lightweight yet rigid material),” Purcher reports. “Technically this could be an application for Liquidmetal. And lastly, if the speakerphone is to be placed on the back side of the iPhone… then it would strongly suggest that the back side of the iPhone would have to be constructed with materials other than glass.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]

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