Friday, November 19, 2010

Next iPad with Carbon-Fiber Body...?

Could the next iPad ditch the metal body and go with a lighter carbon-fiber...? Well, that is what a recently published U.S. Patent for Apple is suggesting.
The new patent app is entitled “Reinforced Device Housing,” and it describes in detail an outer housing for an electronic device, or devices, composed of “layered fiber-in-matrix type material.” This includes CFRP, or Carbon fiber-reinforced polymer. As we said above, if the application is any indicator as to what Apple is thinking, that illustration you see above is obviously very similar to the iPad, Apple’s tablet device.
visual interpretation by Gizmodo
 via slashgear

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