That is, until one of Scoble’s fans had uncovered an Apple patent from just a few months ago.
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In this patent, Apple details a computing device that contains an “enclosure having structural walls formed from a glass material that can be radio-transparent.” This enclosure would be formed in a way that would be both transparent and water resistant. No mention of VR or AR, but considering the rate of advancement for these particular technologies, it wouldn’t be all too surprising to see their inclusion as well. In other words, it would appear that Robert Scoble might just be right.
As much as many of us tend to loathe anything coming out of Apple here lately, one cannot deny the revolution they set forth with the introduction of the first ever iPhone. It transformed cell phones forever and helped bring about other leading companies to take their place in creating revolutionary mobile devices. If what Robert Scoble noted in his Facebook post is true, then the iPhone 8 will once again reign in Apple as the pioneering revolutionary of the mobile computing market. Then again, he might also be wrong and the next iPhone will do nothing more than provide another set of incremental changes that hardly anyone ever cares to notice. Only time will tell.