Liquid Metal?

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  1. thaddeusbear macrumors member

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    Dunno. From my old iphone 3G box. Purchased from an Apple store in Hawaii.
     

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  3. thaddeusbear thread starter macrumors member

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    Heard it on my Macbreak Weekly (8/17 podcast) during my run. Laporte reported the tool that came with the U.S. 3G iphones were liquid metal. I've also read similar. No idea.
     
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  5. readerbreader macrumors regular

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    the iPhone 4 didn't come with them.....
     
  6. shandyman Suspended

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    yes they did, just not in america...
     
  7. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Kinda wish I hadn't included my sim tool when I sold my old 3G. Thought it would be included in the 3GS. Oh well!
     
  8. vastoholic macrumors 68000

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    It's not exactly I freakin engineering masterpiece. A paperclip or a needle works just fine.
     
  9. thaddeusbear thread starter macrumors member

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    Sure, but it may be collectible for some people due to it being unique; an interesting fact. That Liquid Metal paperclip may be worth something one day.
     
  10. saving107 macrumors 603

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    You mean the value could increase higher than $0.01, I'm so glad I have two, now all I have to do is sit back and wait for that perfect moment when I can finally sell them and retire.
     
  11. adztaylor macrumors 68000

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    They do in the UK and other countries cause we have multiple carriers. The US don't as you just have AT&T.
     
  12. thaddeusbear thread starter macrumors member

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    That's the spirit! Similar eccentricities also drove prices up on other products. Perhaps you should work to create desire for the tool, it may influence collectibility.

    The SIM tool may be a footnote in Apple history yet it's an interesting product. One wonder's why Liquid Metal was used and not stainless steel.
     
  13. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    The articles about it explain why - Apple was interested in using liquid metal and used the SIM eject tool as a pretty harmless test to see how durable it is in the hopes that it may be perfect to use to a greater degree in future products.
     
  14. eron macrumors 6502

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    Apple got LiquidMetal to manufacture the sim ejector tool so as to test their manufacturing capabilities.
     

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