Apple patented a self-repairing material, because of course they did

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Just days after LG's G Flex phone showed off its ability to heal from minor scratches and scuffs, a similar patent has surfaced that shows Apple's take on such a feature. The patent, which was filed in 2014 and published this week, describes a method of "reducing appearance of physical damage on cosmetic surfaces," which sounds like a pretty spot-on description of what LG's G Flex phone does.

The surface treatment described in the patent would fill in scratches automatically whenever light physical damage occurs, reducing the visibility of scratches and gouges over a short period of time. Such a treatment would of course be perfectly at home on an iOS device, as scratches and scuffs are always a giant pain in the rear end when they show up on your pricey smartphone or tablet, but we'll have to wait and see if Apple intends on actually implementing such a feature in the future.