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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gta50419, Jun 18, 2012.
And that wonderful insight is backed up only by cheap rendering from unknown source?
That concept looks absolutely stunning
that does look pretty sexy. although i dont think thats how its going to look
Keep reading liquid metal is years away from being used in phone designs...
No they signed a deal to use liquid metal until 2014.
So Liquid Metal will be exclusive to Iphone 5 & apple product until 2014......
Then every other company will get it.
oh you poor soul...
Is it cost effective to use for a phone yet?
I'd buy that.
The iPhone 5 will not look like that
Hold out your iPhone 4 or 4S in front of you, stretch the top and bottom ends a little. Bam, you got your next iPhone.
I don't see it happening yet, still to expensive to use the material in a substantial way.
That render looks like it should have HTC on it...
The next iPhone will not be made of liquid metal. I would say there is only a slight likelihood there will be any liquid metal in it at all, let alone the main material. I'm not sure where people get these ideas. Most people don't even really understand what liquid metal is or what it does, they just think it has a cool name, which it does.
It's possible a small, unnoticeable part could have liquid metal but that bears no meaning to the user of the device.
People hear "Liquid Metal" and think shiny Terminator. In reality, I think it usually has a fairly dull finish, more like pot metal or pewter.
Samsung started using it in 2002 for hinges and such, a popular application for LM.
Unknown. Samsung made a whole phone out of LiquidMetal in 2008 for the luxury market. It cost $1800 at the time. The whole idea was that it was corrosion and scratch resistant. There are cheaper materials.
Most people are misreading the news.
Apple has paid for an exclusive perpetual consumer electronics products license. In other words, no one else will ever get to use it for such things.
What they just extended was what inventions were covered. Previously, their license covered any related LiquidMetal enhancements up to 2012. Now their license will cover any inventions up to 2014.