Behind Apple’s stunningly-crafted iPhone 4 is a patent

“Basically, most consumers really don’t care about how the sexy new iPhone is made; they just want to be able to enjoy buying this stunningly crafted device called the iPhone 4 and get out there and start flashing it in the face of their friends who are sad owners of the thick-brick Android or even the butt ugly Android,” Jack Purcher writes for Patently Apple.

“They don’t really care about the shape of the iPhone’s gasket or that the manufacturing process utilizes liquid metal so as to avoid gaps or spaces between the glass and metal members – or that Apple uses alloys with liquid atomic structures,” Purcher writes. “Yet to future engineers and possibly those that will be the next generation of Crazy Ones in Cupertino, it definitely matters. Today’s brief report points you to one of many Patents that are behind the coolest iPhone ever.”

Purcher reports, “Apple’s patent covers some of the intricate methods and processes that are required to ensure that the assemblies of devices that are mating metal with glass, like the iPhone 4 or iMac, are incredibly accurate so as to provide stunning end user products where metal and glass simply appear as if they’re naturally blending together without seam. And the only seams that are present on the design, are ingeniously a series of antennas that are brought together to create the primary structure of the new iPhone.”

Full article, with information about liquid metal, synthetic sapphire, aluminosilicate glass, and more, here.

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  1. In cases of patent theft the liquid metal will of course form the T-1000 and seek out all infringers for termination.

    I have been spending too much time on Reddit.

  2. I love Joz’s quote, “This is going to change everything, all over again”. it’s as if he’s talking directly to the knock-off guys. And you can almost hear the silent “Sh*t!”.

    Or was that chairs flying?

  3. Sure but it docent do cut-copy-paste…

    Oh wait… or multitasking… and wait, the battery life is too short. And the resolution is too low.

    Oh right, every possible perceived shortcomming has been addressed…

    …but I’m not willing to paying the expensive “Apple tax” to get one.

    What? So they’re the same price as every cheap plastic smartphone on the market?

    What am I supposed to whine about for the next year?

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