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iPhone 6 could feature Liquidmetal exterior September 17, 2013

Posted by Ishmael Chibvuri in Latest Articles!!!.
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Changes could be afoot when it comes to the iPhone’s build quality, it has emerged, amid signs that Apple could ditch the glass and aluminium construction of the current-gen model for Liquidmetal.

Rumours that Liquidmetal would figure in a future iPhone have been circulating since April last year. The alloy is favoured by Apple because it is less scratch-prone than glass but still offers the same silky smooth surfaces.

However, speculation that a LiquidMetal iPhone is an idea whose time may have come got fresh legs today after a site discovered a patent awarded to Crucible Intellectual Property. This is the inauspicious-sounding company at the heart of Apple’s licensing deal with LiquidMetal Technologies.

The patent details a fresh approach to production, which has until now been restricted to SIM ejector tools. This is due to unspecified manufacturing challenges, of the sort that LiquidMetal inventor Dr Atakan Peker outlined last year.

How viable the new method is for mass production of devices isn’t clear. But while it’s unlikely that the next iPhone will debut the technology, there’s a very good chance that Apple will feature LiquidMetal for iPhones some time in the future.

Under the terms of its agreement with LiquidMetal Technologies, which was signed in 2010, Apple has exclusive rights to use the technology.

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Mac Daily News

· Simon Canning

2 months ago

Article could do with some embedded links as to what liquid metal is about…

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fmradioguy Simon Canning

a month ago

Just watch Terminator 3.

Mike fmradioguy

a month ago

T2 bro.

Kids.

arnold Mike

a month ago

impossible. it can’t form complex machines. they have chemicals, moving parts. it doesn’t work that way.

fmradioguy Mike

a month ago

Good call! Indeed it was T2. Call me kid anytime.lol

Ethos Mike

13 days ago

T1 bro ..

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Dylan Moore Ethos

5 days ago

Nope. Definitely T2.

InflatableBoobs Mike

12 days ago

T3 also has liquid metal, over exoskeleton.

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Haris Simon Canning

8 days ago

ever heard of wikipedia?

Marco Haris

40 minutes ago

What’s the point of reading articles then? Even news articles should describe the subject matter beyond just the news part and this article is hardly news, it’s speculation. The op’s comment was completely justified.

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serg

a month ago

funny they wont use it, just to look for another patent war if another company wants to use that material

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ianthetechman

a month ago

This won’t happen any time soon i would say the next iphone will look exactly the same as the current iphone 5. And apple will save any major changes for the generation after next.

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Mr_Chief

11 days ago

News just in…Apple intend to use the Moon’s Green Cheese as the outer shell of their iPhone 8 which is due for release on 29th February 2016 (you heard it here first folks).
They are also planning on using ice rocks from Saturn’s rings as a new, stronger, more scratch resistant screen for the iPhone 8S (release date TBC).

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Christopher Kiula

2 months ago

How much it will cost,especially in African countries?

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Oracle Christopher Kiula

2 months ago

TOO much. Approx:

Forty goats

or

Twenty sheep

or

Five camels

or

Three daughters (non Female Genital Mutilated)

or

Two daughters (virgins and ALREADY FGM-ed)

or

ONE Islamic convert (NO criminal record) to become suicide bomber

Chi Am Oracle

2 months ago

….and a partridge in a pear tree.

A Christian guy! Oracle

a month ago

Oracle – COULD IT JUST BE THAT YOUR COMMENT IS RACIST?????

peter A Christian guy!

15 days ago

Islam is a religion NOT a race you plank!

سمَـَّوُوُحخ ̷̴̐خ ̷̴̐خ ̷̴̐خ ا Oracle

2 months ago

Yea, but you will get three ones if you trade in a used Samsung 🙂

Lee Oracle

a month ago

I’m bored of Political Correctness but this reply isn’t in the slightest bit amusing

Racim Afy Oracle

a month ago

Your mother didn’t educate you, I see? So, which one is it, the media brainwashing you or your insipid arrogance clouding your sanity? At first, I attempted to read your egregious, long
winded posts, because, I myself, make many large posts and I believe
firmly in giving due consideration to any poster that invests such time
and substance to their posts. I was at first thrilled, for it is rare
that we possess users which can go on at length giving very detailed
reasons why a character can win or why that argument is a failure or why
this evidence is not in fact evidence, or what have you. Furthermore, I
had warmed up to you, and that to me was the mark of a good thing..) So
I was thrilled.

Then..I read past the first two or three posts and well my
disappointment was enough to make go, make myself a sammich grab a coca
cola calm down and return. There are very few things I dislike more than
a person who considers himself intellectually superior to other people,
designs his posts specifically to showcase that perceived superiority
than perpetuates hostile attacks on a user while continuing the debate
through what I assume is Private messaging..after he specifically asked
an S mod to close the topic.

That speaks of a predatory, overcompensating mindset one that
takes advantage of the kindness of others while simultaneously showing
blatant dishonesty. Perhaps your intentions are noble, perhaps they have
become perverted by his outrage that a crappy character from a terrible
series is beating a decent character from an awesome series. This
happens to the best of us and I can forgive this. What I cannot forgive
is the seeming cowardice, of a man who seems to be overwhelmed in a
debate against three men..begs for the form in which that debate is
conducted to be closed down to so he can target the perceived weakest
link.

This stinks of hollow, meaningless and vicious petulance and
intellectual and moral weakness that I will not..under any circumstances
condone- This very well may not have been your intention but it more
than one person was given this impression by your antics.

I’ve pertained in quite some forums, I must say; Some forums are filled with trollish and hostile users that can call fourth
bravado and take a contrary stand point just to provoke. While other, more stricter forums rules that were like guidelines, and helped people to understand what is
acceptable and what is not. Without rules, most forums would probably be
chaotic. In any type of forums, there has to be some guidelines that
dictate how people act towards each other. In families, the parents
usually establish rules that the children have to abide by.
that have control over their users have shown indoctrined their users. Forums reflect upon their rules, therefore show how strong and respectful members of their community acted. Even under dire circumstances. You should show a moderate and passive nature and that is said
with respect instead of yapping your big mouth and discriminating the fellow.

You will not..attack with that level of pomposity another poster
of this forum without actually proving yourself..again, if you engage in
these tactics, if you continue to patronize and belittle our debaters I
can promise you, you will not enjoy the inevitable conclusion of that..

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Manuel Racim Afy

a month ago

What the ? That was a long winded post about …. nothing. Just you trying to show off the fact that you know some words in English. Yawn.

Majid Racim Afy

25 days ago

You are just plain st*p*d and lack communication skills.

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Racim Afy Majid

25 days ago

So I lack communication skills because I had told the person that discriminated the friendly user to back up? Are you being remotely coherent here as to point out something that bothered you? Is there anything that I did wrong here? Or just your insipid arrogance getting in the way?

iComment Oracle

2 days ago

well it was a good joke until the last part..

my view is neither race or religion is bad.. it’s like a gun.. it’s the man behind the race or religion, they can use it for bad purpose or good purpose.. remember we are all created equal.. we are all brothers, race and religion is just a ploy by the elites to segregate us from being united 😉

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modi Oracle

6 days ago

creepy joke

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bee7

5 hours ago

so my iphone gonna look like t-1000??

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Adam Massey

21 hours ago

The article could do with changing titles as half way down it states it probably wont be on the next iphone, but on iphones of the future… despite what the title says…

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AppleCheeks

a day ago

I don’t see many advantages in using the LiquidMetal Technologies process for a phone chassis – other than maybe making it a bit thinner, much more expensive and having a fancy name to appeal to the techies. No matter how thin they can make the case, the inner components will always define the size of the phone.

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Patrik Floding

3 days ago

"… signs that Apple could ditch the glass and aluminium construction of the current-gen model for Liquidmetal"

I’m pretty sure the glass screen won’t be replaced by any kind of metal.

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drdovy

4 days ago

I was just about to buy the new iphone5, but now i’ll just wait for this one. But then again maybe i’ll wait for the one after that one???

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iComment drdovy

2 days ago

Buy android while you are waiting bro.. it might be a long wait LoL

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Mike0001

a month ago

Apple is to make their phones out of mercury???

It would fit with their rounded corners "breakthrough" patent. How long before that runs out? Not before the Hg does, I hope.

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