If you were angry when Apple removed the headphone jack in the iPhone 7, well, you might want to look away for a little while. A newly surfaced patent from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office shows an iPhone with a completely glass body, complete with a seamless wraparound display — but absolutely no ports or buttons. The patent describes the device as an electronic device with a “six-sided glass enclosure” which includes “a touchscreen display within the interior volume” and “at least a portion of each of the six sides” — meaning Apple is considering having the touchscreen extend down the sides of the display. Images included with the patent suggest this could be used to show elements like the battery level and notifications, but could also be used to replace the traditional power and volume keys. It’s possible Apple could end up using tech similar to HTC’s Edge Sense and Google’s Active Edge, which allow you to issue commands by squeezing your phone. It’s not currently known how glass would react to such squeezes. Previous Next 1 of 2 Of course, buttons are one thing, but removing the charging port is something else entirely. By removing the charging… Read full this story
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