Apple has been in the news in recent times, especially concerning their next generation iPhone (which is simply referred to as the iPhone 6 at this point in time since nothing official has been revealed just yet), not to mention after having signed an exclusive agreement with Liquidmetal Technologies in order to make use of their unbreakable alloys. This has sparked rumors that Liquidmetal would then see action in future iOS-powered products after signing that particular agreement all the way back in 2010. Well, it seems that this rumor concerning liquidmetal as the next generation iPhone material has sparked back into life again, after Cupertino did test out the Liquidmetal alloy a couple times for the SIM card trays.
This particular material has never been used in a consumer version of an Apple device at this point in time, but it seems that MacRumors has managed to discover 17 new patent filings that point to the use of liquidmetal by Apple. Most of these patents are not directly attributed to Apple, but rather, to companies that have been associated with Liquidmetal previously. A number of these patent filings cover different potential uses for Liquidmetal, where among them include the use for pressure sensors, buttons, as well as for items such as tamper-resistant screws.
|Key Specs||iPhone 6|
|Processor/Soc Name||A8, 2-core, 1.4 GHz|
|Max. Total Storage Capacity||128 GB|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||1810 mAh|
|Complete product data||Apple iPhone 6 Full specs|