Apple Working On High Quality “Unibody” Earbuds
Apple has sent application to United States Patent and Trademark Office database for a new patent. The filing is entitled Ultrasonically Welded Structures and Methods for Making the Same.
This name sounds ridiculous. However, the patent is part of a group of cross-referenced filings that all make up different parts of a pair of high quality unibody headphones that it seems Apple is working on in its labs.
AppleInsider, who discovered the patent, explains:
“Headsets and earbuds include a number of different components — such as cables, a jack, a microphone, and the headphones — all of which must be pieced together. The result, Apple believes, can be “abrupt and aesthetically displeasing.”
The company could resolve this with new headsets featuring a range of components that would “seamlessly integrate” with one another…
…Apple describes the new headphones as having an appearance that they were constructed as “a seamless unibody structure,” even though the earbuds may include two different component pieces welded together.”
This is not surprising that Apple is working on a set of high-end earbuds as it has done it before. This maybe a patent application, but it would not be crazy to think that we could see a pair of these unibody headphones eventually turn up alongside a new iPhone or iPod Touch.
Source: iDownload Blog
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