Apple made both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S to be soft and the handset’s design also has one major downfall — its front and back glass panels. Its nearly all-glass outer casing has made the iPhone noticeably more fragile and susceptible to damages than other smartphones.
Apple is looking into fixing this problem in future devices, so that patent Apple has revealed was very interesting. This particular filing describes a method of creating crack resistant glass solutions for portable devices. The document covers multiple ways of doing this, but there are two that really stand out.
The photo above shows that the method involves disposing a tunable shock mount between the cover glass and the main body. This would dampen the blow of a drop because it isolates the glass from the rest of the device. It would also help protect against water damage. So we are sure that we are going to see a lot of good things from Apple soon.