Liquid Metal iPhones

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Delighted, May 5, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502


    Feb 25, 2012
    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?
  2. macrumors demi-god


    Jun 9, 2007
    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.

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