Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has patented a way for building devices using all-glass outer casings by fusing together pieces. The all-glass device casings could be used for holding the inside components of an iOS device or a monitor.
The all-glass structures are designed to support maximum durability. Glass can still crack so Apple will still have to experiment with the technology. However, Apple may consider using sapphire glass construction to prevent devices from easily damaging. The patent cites Jony Ive as one of the main inventors.