Rumor: Apple has been working on a new way to use carbon fiber in products for years

Rumor: Apple has been working on a new way to use carbon fiber in products for years

Apple is always looking to improve its products, using modern engineering to make them even lighter and thinner, as well as more resistant and durable. The Japanese blog Macotakara reported [Google Tradutor] that the Cupertino giant would have been working together with a Japanese company specializing in carbon fiber for three years.

Patent application filed by Apple in 2009.

According to the blog, which also said that Apple would have ordered a new product made from fiber from Foxconn, the two companies are looking for a totally different way of using it.

Apple’s interest in this material is already known. Since 2008, rumors suggest that the company is working with him on MacBooks Air, and some patents [1, 2] already imply that future products may be equipped with carbon fiber.

Light and very resistant, the material could replace the aluminum back of iPhones, iPods and iPads, making them more durable and less susceptible to damage caused by falls and other accidents.

[via AppleInsider]