A new patent filed by Apple on Wednesday could be a key reason why the iPhone 6s and iPhone 5s will be able to withstand scratches on the back of the phone, according to a new report from Digitimes.
While the device may not be able in the end to prevent scratches, it’s a good sign that Apple’s newest device is being protected by a technology that doesn’t actually scratch the device.
According to the patent, the new technology uses a special adhesive that can be applied to a scratchable surface such as the back or the side of the device when the screen is scratched.
The adhesive has two key properties: firstly, it is a permanent adhesive that does not degrade over time.
Secondly, the adhesive is able to stick to the scratchable surfaces, unlike traditional adhesive that needs to be wiped off and replaced.
If you’re not familiar with Nitto’s “nitto” adhesive, it essentially uses a different material, but similar to that of a plastic, to attach to the back and side of a screen.
In this way, it can provide the same level of protection as traditional adhesive on the front.
Nitto is now working on a new adhesive, which it says will be much more durable and waterproof than the adhesive currently in use.
The company is also working on creating a special surface that can protect the screen against scratches on both the backside and side, as well as to protect the camera when the phone is in use, according the patent.
It’s not clear when Apple plans to release this new adhesive.
Apple has also said that it will be using the same adhesive for all its iPhone 6 and iPhone 4S phones, though it’s not known whether this will be for the same size or a slightly different adhesive.
Apple is also using a new design for the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 4, which has a larger camera and a new face that’s much more attractive.
The iPhone 5’s design is also a little different than its predecessors.
While it’s unclear whether the new adhesive will actually be applied on the new iPhones, Digitime reports that it may.
Apple may want to make sure that this new coating doesn’t scratch the back, which could cause the device to fail under extreme conditions.
Apple’s new patent filing also hints that Apple is working on new designs for the back in the near future.