Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod, iPad, Apple Watch > iPhone

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old May 5, 2012, 02:54 PM   #1
macrumors 6502
Join Date: Feb 2012
Liquid Metal iPhones

Sorry if I'm late to the party. But I've been reading so much about liquid metal iphones and how Apple is a few years away from perfecting the technology to integrate it into the iphone.

To those who probably know a lot about the technology, what exactly are the advantages of having a liquid metal iPhone?
| Apple Fan | Forum Contributor | Tumblr | Twitter |
Proud Owner of:
Macbook Pro (13.3" Mid 2010) MC374LL/A Snow Leopard
Delighted is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 5, 2012, 03:25 PM   #2
macrumors Demi-God
kdarling's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Device engineer 30+ yrs, touchscreens 24+.
There's a big thread here.

Basically, it's a metal alloy that's easy to mold like plastic, is very strong, doesn't break from bends, and is scratch / corrosion resistant.

Great for making chassis, hinges, trim, etc.

Probably not so good for making an entire case since it's a metal and thus prevents radio transmissions... unless they figure out a way to use the whole case as an antenna, which seems unlikely to me without cuts in it filled by a different material.
kdarling is offline   0 Reply With Quote

MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod, iPad, Apple Watch > iPhone

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Liquid Metal rMBP swish2351 MacBook Pro 2 Aug 27, 2013 01:52 AM
Apple TV Remote Liquid Metal? bebop603 Apple TV and Home Theater 1 Dec 13, 2012 10:50 AM
Is the iPhone 5 Made With Liquid Metal? davidhunternyc iPhone 14 Sep 16, 2012 01:59 PM
New Iphone liquid metal? gadget123 iPhone 10 Jul 30, 2012 11:27 AM
So Iphone 5 WILL be made of liquid metal. gta50419 iPhone 14 Jun 19, 2012 11:26 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:17 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2015, MacRumors.com, LLC