Apple IPhone 7 Textured Anodize Finish

Apple has applied for a patent covering a new process to produce a textured, high gloss black finish. Apple’s patent application 20160265117 describes “a method of forming on a surface, a metal oxide layer having a textured appearance.” It further notes that that it relates “to laser textured surfaces and methods for forming and treating the same, including anodizing and anodizing pre-treatments. The texture includes three-dimensional features.