Apple is looking to expand the nano textured glass it introduced on the XDR Pro display to bring the benefits of the technology to the iPhone or iPad. Apple introduced an optional nano textured glass surface on the pro display XDR, and recently brought it to the 27 inch IMAC. Now, it appears to be planning to deploy it on portable devices, including the iPhone and iPad. < / P > < p > “antireflection treatment of textured shell components” is a newly exposed Apple patent application, involving the application of this technology to more devices. As always, apple wants to be able to cover all possibilities, so these devices include “mobile phones, laptop computing devices (such as laptops), tablet computing devices (such as tablets), portable media players, wearable devices or other types of portable electronic devices.” However, the drawings focus on devices like the iPad, while the rest of the text avoids specific descriptions, but also mentions mobile phones several times. Whatever the device, apple knows it must have a display that shows the graphic output visible through the textured area of the glass component. < / P > < p > details from patents show that nano textured glass is used in portable devices. The “texture area” is designated as “substrate surface, a set of projections extending outward from the substrate surface, each of which has a width greater than or equal to about 750 nm and less than about 10 microns. The patent describes the protrusions in more detail, but it ultimately describes the method of etching on glass. < / P > < p > the end result is a device with a single piece of glass with this etched texture. It’s this reason that nano textures play a good role in reducing reflectivity, because they prevent light from reflecting directly to the user. However, this has great engineering challenges. Part of the reason is that even devices at the & quot; nano level have more surface area and may be more vulnerable to scratching. Apple has kept this to a minimum by requiring and including a special cleaning cloth, and it’s not clear how it will further protect devices like the iPhone, which users often carry in their pockets, sometimes accidentally adjacent to hard debris such as sand or coins, keys, etc. More Samsung devices can now run Android applications on PC through your phone