Apple receives curved glass production patent

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Apple has received a patent for high temperature manufacturing processes to form glass — a process that would enable Apple to create curved glass without the use of chemicals. An alignment system would allow thin glass to bend around a mold without interference.

Apple receives curved glass production patent

Speculation has hinted at a curved-screen iPhone, but the process could be used for glass covers in a number of devices — phones, media players, tablets, monitors and televisions, among other devices, are all listed as possible beneficiaries in the patent summary. [via Patently Apple]

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