Is the iPhone 5 Made With Liquid Metal?

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  1. davidhunternyc, Sep 15, 2012
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    davidhunternyc macrumors member

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    I have been following Liquid Metal Technologies and, supposedly, Apple had a $20 million investment in this company. The question is, did Apple use Liquid Metal in the iPhone 5?

    For those of you who don't know, this is a sincere question. Liquid Metal Technologies is a trademarked company that (simplified) makes a specific kind of metal alloy that is solid but can be molded like plastic.
     
  2. GoSh4rks macrumors 6502

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    I feel like this is something that would have been advertised if it was. If not the "Liquidmetal" name itself, then with some kind of buzzword such as "amorphous aluminum."
     
  3. 2IS macrumors 68030

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    The keynote was pretty clear... They said it was made entirely out of glass and aluminum.
     
  4. davidhunternyc thread starter macrumors member

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    ...so they said but does anyone know for sure? It would be in Apple's best interest to keep their materials science to themselves.
     
  5. astral125 macrumors 6502

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    Stop yelling at me! Oh wait that's just bold.
     
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    There was an article a while ago, I believe from the Liquid Metal CEO or something like that, that said they are still a few years out from being able to produce enough consistently to use in devices, although somethings like the SIM ejector for the iPad are made from Liquid Metal.
     
  8. pragmatous macrumors 65816

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    It's not a terminator sorry!

     
  9. pbrooks macrumors regular

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  10. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    This.

    And please stop using all bold.
     
  11. 1080p macrumors 68020

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    Once the iPhone is made out of liquid metal, then they will no longer need to ship phones. You will just pay for the upgrade and your phone will morph into the new design (ala T-1000) :D.
     
  12. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    It's made of machined aluminum, they said so in the keynote and in their video. I would guess the iPhone 6 will be made of liquid metal.
     
  13. 2IS macrumors 68030

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    They said, so we know for sure. If it was made of "liquid metal" they would have said that without giving away any science. Let me show you....

    "made entirely of glass and liquid metal"
     
  14. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    You mean, "al-ewe-main-e-um."
     
  15. Kukulcan macrumors 6502

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    *lol*
     

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