Must Read Rumors

Kate Middleton new pregnancy rumor isn’t ‘official’ yet

A new tabloid report claims that the royal mother-of-two is expecting.

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews’ wedding: all the details revealed

Kate Middleton’s younger sister married financier James Matthews at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield on Saturday in what has been dubbed “the wedding of the year.”

Pippa Middleton wedding: why Kate isn’t likely to be maid of honor

As the big day is getting near, the question of who will be Pippa’s maid of honor is gathering attention since it seems that Kate Middleton wont fill in that role.

Pippa Middleton wedding dress details revealed

A week from now Duchess Kate’s sister will be walking down the aisle and her gown will undoubtedly turn heads all over the world.

Kate Middleton stuns in blue coat during Luxembourg visit

On her first visit to Luxembourg, Duchess Kate stole everyone’s hearts.

Kate Middleton new pregnancy rumor isn’t ‘official’ yet
Pippa Middleton and James Matthews’ wedding: all the details revealed
Pippa Middleton wedding: why Kate isn’t likely to be maid of honor
Pippa Middleton wedding dress details revealed
Kate Middleton stuns in blue coat during Luxembourg visit

iPhone 5 rumors: Apple might not use Liquidmetal in the next two to four years, expert says

by Nicole
May 2, 2012 at 1:16 pm

An interview with the Liquidmetal inventor suggests that we may not see an iPhone featuring the technology in the near future.

According to Korean site ETNews.com, Apple acquired the exclusive rights to use Liquidmetal in its products for around $20 million from Liquidmetal Technologies back in 2010, but so far used the metal in the iPhone 3G SIM removal tool.

The material is very durable, light, it’s scratch resistant and it is said to be as smooth as liquid or glass to the touch. This also means that a handset using the technology is less likely to be broken when dropped.

Business Insider reports that Liquidmetal inventor Atakan Peker expects Apple to use the technology “in a breakthrough product.”

“I expect Liquidmetal application in two ways: First evolutionary substitution of current materials and secondly, and more importantly, in a breakthrough product made only possible by Liquidmetal technology. Apple’s exclusively licensing a new material technology (specifically for casing and enclosures) is a first in the industry,” Peker says.

“This is very exciting. Therefore, I expect Apple to use this technology in a breakthrough product. Such product will likely bring an innovative user interface and industrial design together, and will also be very difficult to copy or duplicate with other material technologies.”

However, Peker also believes that Apple won’t use the alloys as a major component in the next two to four years, crashing hopes of a Liquidmetal iPhone 5.

Q: I’ve heard rumors that future MacBooks from Apple could use Liquidmetal casing, what would that be like? Is it likely to happen?

A: Given the size of MacBook and scale of Apple products, I think it’s unlikely that Liquidmetal casing will be used in MacBooks in the near term. It’s more likely in the form of small component such as a hinge or bracket. A MacBook casing, such as a unibody, will take two to four more years to implement.”

However, recent reports suggest that the next-generation iPhone could be made from the material called Liquidmetal.

What do you think? What is your gossip?

The rules: Keep it clean, stay on the subject and use English only - or we may delete your comment. If you see inappropriate language email us. Read our Terms and Conditions