Apple wants to patent glass enclosures for its devices. It’s a way to create a fused glass cover for devices such as the iPad, iPhone and even TV sets.
Here are some notes from the patent application:
An electronic device, comprising: an electronic device housing formed from fused glass members including at least first and second opposing planar glass members that are separated by a gap; and display structures inserted into the gap.
Perhaps we can expect something from future products with this. The rumored watch did come from an understanding of how glass curves around the hand, we’ve heard.