“On May 22, 2014, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals more details relating to sapphire cover glass for future iDevices,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.
“Today, Apple’s Home Button uses laser cut Sapphire,” Purcher reports. “In the future, it may simply be an extension of the cover glass that will also cover any bezel construction.”
Purcher reports, “The use of sapphire cover glass may extend to many products including the iPhone, an iMac, a MacBook (Pro or Air), ultraportable computers and monitor display devices.”
Read more, and see Apple’s patent application illustration, in the full article here.