The company has so far used liquid metal only to produce SIM drawers and keys for their removal.
For a long time it has been said that Apple is going to launch products manufactured using liquid metal, a special alloy whose manufacturing technology was licensed by the company years ago.
Even though it’s hard to develop structures from liquid metal for their products, Apple has perfected the production process and they’re now able to produce strips of up to 0.1mm thin with this material.
The benefits of implementing such a material are high, first of all the resistance and aspect of products, but also the fact that devices using the material are hard to copy.
The company could use the material for future products, if they decide to invest heavily for implementing the new manufacturing process.
Nobody knows for sure when this will happen, but a BGR analyst is more optimistic.
Jonathan S. Geller believes Apple will use the technology for the iPhone 5S cases in order to make them more scratch resistant.
According The Wall Street Journal, Apple is testing iPhones with screens larger than 4 inches and iPad tablets with screens of 13 inches.
Given the fact that rumors indicate that the iPhone 5S will have the same size as its predecessor, in this case we can speak about the iPhone 6, which is rumored to be released in 2014.
A supposed motherboard of the iPhone 5S appears in new images, and although there is no markings to reveal the possible choice of the components to be glued to the logic board, iHospital – a service specialized on Apple product repair – states that this is the board that we will find in the iPhone 5S.
In the conference for the presentation of the financial results for Q3 2013, Tim Cook and CFO Peter Oppenheimer indirectly confirmed that in the fall the company will launch a number of new products.
Until now it was rumored that the iPhone 5S, iPad 5, iPhone Lite, Retina Display MacBook Pro and iMac will make their appearance in September.
“We are really excited about the upcoming releases of iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks, and we are laser-focused and working hard on some amazing new products that we will introduce in the fall and across 2014,” Apple’s CEO Tim Cook said.
Until September we will not know anything for certain, and you have to wait for the official presentation to see if these products will be launched.
According to Korean siteETNews.com, production of the iPhone 5 will be halted after the release of the iPhone 5S and the iPhone Lite.
Nobody knows yet what is the main cause for this decision, but ending the production of the iPhone 5 would be an extremely unusual move for Apple as Cupertino has the habit of keeping older models on sale for 3 years after their launch.
Speaking about the products set to be launched in the fall, KGI Securities analyst Ming-chi Kuo believes that the iPhone 5S, iPhone Lite, iPad 5 and a new model of the MacBook Pro Retina Display will be launched in September.
The iPhone Lite and iPad 5 will reportedly hit the market at the beginning of the month, while the Retina Display MacBook Pro will be launched in the middle of the month and the iPhone 5S at the end.