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Glare-free, self-cleaning glass could be used in next-gen Apple devices

The glass is also water repellent, and could also be used for televisions and solar panels

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a glare-free, anti-fogging, self-cleaning glass, which could be the solution to many of Apple's display downfalls.

MIT News reports that the "new way of creating surface textures on glass virtually eliminates reflections, producing glass that is almost unrecognisable because of its absence of glare - and whose surface causes water droplets to bounce right off, like tiny rubber balls."

"Ultimately [researchers at MIT] hope that it can be made using an inexpensive manufacturing process that could be applied to optical devices, the screens of smartphones and televisions, solar panels, car windshields and even windows in buildings," says the report.

The new glass could be beneficial in many ways for Apple's iPad, iPhone and iPod touch: "In touch-screen devices, the glass would not only eliminate reflections, but would also resist contamination by sweat," MIT reports.

In April, it was reported that Apple would launch a completely redesigned iMac family later this year, with anti-reflective displays.

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