RUMOR: Next iPhone to Be Made of Liquidmetal

Posted on April 18, 2012 by

The Korea IT News is reporting that Apple’s next generation iPhone, which some are referring to as the iPhone 5, will no longer be based on the glass design, but instead be made from a liquid metal alloy of zirconium, titanium, nickel and copper. This material would be great for the iPhone because it’s thin, light and highly resistant to external impacts, and it has a nice surface that’s smooth like liquid.

Korea iT News says the new iPhone is expected to makes its debut at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June, but I think it’s more likely to be unveiled sometime this fall instead. The iPhone 4S was announced on October 4, 2011 and it was released 10 days later. So far Apple has always waited at least a year to release a new iPhone, and with sales still high on the iPhone 4S, I don’t see a reason for that to change.

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