Revealing Apple Patent Covers All-New Ceramic iPhone

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  1. smacrumon, Sep 17, 2016
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    It’s a little disappointing that MacRumors didn’t cover any of the patent release details regarding iPhone last week.
    I even sent the details about this story to MacRumors via the tips page. :)

    This is a story that is for page 1 on MacRumors.

    All signs are pointing to an all-new iPhone made from ceramic glass.

    Last week, Patently Apple published an article that noted new patents for the new Apple Watch Edition made of ceramic as well as an iPhone made of ceramic.

    Apple and Corning have a long established relationship. The white color iPhone 4/4s and 5/5s/SE models use ceramic glass in parts of their design.

    According to Apple's marketing, ceramic is "Sleek, light, and extremely durable, ceramic is more than four times as hard as stainless steel — with a pearly, lustrous finish that won’t scratch or tarnish."

    Now, what colors do we order in ceramic people? Apart from black, white, what colors of the rainbow should Apple order for an all-new iPhone made of ceramic?

    Revealing Apple Patent Covers Ceramic Apple Watch and All-New Ceramic iPhone
    http://www.patentlyapple.com/patent...c-apple-watch-and-all-new-ceramic-iphone.html

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    Apple Patent Covers Ceramic Ceramic iPhone Housing


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    Corning Colored Ceramic

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    Apple Watch Edition White Ceramic
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    Although Ceramic is a great material, lightweight and very durable, it's also very expensive to make. The Ceramic Apple Watch retails for $1200.00 alone, I think if an iPhone was made out of ceramic, it would cost significantly more than a Plus model iPhone. Of course there would be a certain demographic who can afford it, but as a general target audience, it wouldn't be reasonable in my opinion.
     
  3. Armen macrumors 604

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    Funny, just the other day I was predicting that the 2017 may not have a dramatic redesign but it may feature a ceramic casing and that apple released the ceramic Apple watch this year as a field test for durability :)
     
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  5. GizmoDVD macrumors 65816

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    You can't "predict" something like that when all obvious signs point to it. It's just a obvious assumption.
     
  6. Armen macrumors 604

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    Fine, I nod in agreement.
     
  7. waitandwait macrumors regular

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    Well it's iPhone and OS release this week. I don't think they have the time to either
     
  8. determined09 macrumors 65816

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    It will be a more expensive iPhone possibility.
     
  9. smacrumon thread starter Suspended

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    I really don't think so, the white color iPhone 4/4s and 5/5s/SE models use ceramic glass in parts of their design.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 17, 2016 ---
    The next iPhone will need to have a dramatic redesign. There won't be many Apple fans tolerating a fourth series of the iPhone 6 design (iPhone 6 - series 1, iPhone 6s - series 2, iPhone 7 - series 3). If you listen closely to the iPhone 7 design video, it concludes with Jony Ive saying something really interesting: "When complete, iPhone 7 is the most singular, the most evolved representation of this design." I truely believe this hints that it is the end of the road for the current iPhone design.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 17, 2016 ---
    Maybe there was no time, but this is quite a significant patent filing in recent times.
     
  10. smacrumon thread starter Suspended

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    Not really, Relentless Power. The white color iPhone 4/4s and 5/5s/SE models all use ceramic glass in parts of their design. The Apple Watch Edition is unreasonably inflated in price. I would suspect in the current line of products, the current Apple Watch Edition has the largest profit margin. Ceramic ain't costly. The claims on the Apple website about the Apple Watch taking days to manufacture are somewhat misleading if out of context. iPhone and iPad also take days from start to finish to manufacture.
     
  11. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    That's a nice thought regarding using the ceramic. But it's not going to happen. If Apple does make a ceramic iPhone out of the casing, I will be the first to admit When I am wrong.
     
  12. loveandhavefun macrumors member

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    Ceramic is cheap and a great material yet they charge way inflated prices for it on the Apple Watch, new Apple is a joke sometimes.
     
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    ;)
    Here's to you being wrong about ceramic glass and here's to you owning the best ever iPhone in ceramic glass. I look forward to that day with great anticipation ;-)
     
  14. Oblivious.Robot macrumors 6502a

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    Out of curiosity I was looking at ceramic iPhone, and found the most extensive explanation on the internet. https://www.quora.com/What-will-the-iPhone-8-be-made-of
    From Apple Watches, iPhones to even MBPs.
    Apple is far far from doomed, Jesus Christ is the future exciting. :eek:
     
  15. Setarip macrumors member

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    Ceramic would be neat. I have two negatives to point out:

    1. The phone can literally shatter when dropped.

    2. Heat. Ceramic is an insulator. The current aluminum unibodies can act as a heat sink and dissipate heat from the CPU. I think cooling may be an issue with ceramic.
     
  16. Ivanovitchk macrumors member

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    your bathroom sink is a ceramic, your coffee mugs too.

    massively produced ceramics aren't expensive. This includes the Awatch. Apple just making us think it is.
     
  17. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    I understand that. We don't know how Apple will manufacture the ceramic to make it stronger than a coffee cup, which is prone to shattering. They could use a process which would be more costly already paired with Apple's markup.
     
  18. rainafterthesun macrumors 6502

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    I think that's the joke right? Make something common in the same class as sapphire or :eek: diamond
     

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