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Apple’s new patent hints at Titanium iPhone, MacBook and iPads

The patent also talks about the process of combining blasting and itching with the chemical anodization process to achieve the desired finish.

Apple iPhone.
Apple iPhone. (Unsplash)

Those who are aware about Apple products, they must be knowing that the company already makes Titanium Apple Watch. However, it looks like the company could give the same treatment to its future MacBooks, iPads and iPhones as well.

Apple has been granted a new patent by USPTO that talks about how it can give Titanium an aesthetically pleasing finish. The patent also talks about how the company can give matte material a semi-gloss finish. 

“This paper describes various embodiments that relate generally to techniques for etching a titanium part. More particularly, the described embodiments relate to systems and methods for restoring gloss finish of the etched titanium part,” states the patent. 

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The patent also talks about the process of combining blasting and itching with the chemical anodization process to achieve the desired finish.

“The fine-scale roughness of the etched titanium part and the blasted and etched titanium part is beneficial for hiding surface defects, such as weld lines and crystallographic grain structure differences. In contrast, only blasting a titanium part in a conventional manner fails to impart benefits like hiding weld lines.”

Since Titanium is heavier than Aluminium and a lot stronger, the company can use a far thinner piece of Titanium to get the same strength and stiffness as given by the Aluminium sheet on its device. As a result, the Titanium casing on the device will prove to be lighter.

What's interesting is that this patent comes a few days after Apple was granted a patent talking about a true matte black MacBook.

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