Once again, Liquidmetal rumored to be part of the next iPhone
1. nctx77 (Posts: 1450; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)
I don't know much about this liquid metal thing, but what's with all you tech writers thinking everything is coming out in the fall? Apple said they will enter new product categories this year. Why would they announce everything this fall. It doesn't make since. At the latest we will have a new product by summer.
4. jael206 (Posts: 144; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)
Hmmm.. Because they usually announce things in the fall? Or maybe this will make "sense" to you.. ;)
"We are laser-focused and working hard on some amazing new products that we will introduce in the fall and across 2014." –Tim Cook
5. Sauce (unregistered)
It's an analyst thing.
8. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
You keyboard has a learning curve around "since" in place of sense, I noticed that typo twice now :D
2. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
SKYNET on the RISE.
10. ocilfa (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)
Are you referring to the liquid metal terminator in Terminator 2? If so, I see ya.
14. linaresx (Posts: 101; Member since: 13 Jun 2013)
The iRobot is next. Look out John Connaaa!!!
3. alltechinside (Posts: 248; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)
Are we actually going to see a product with liquid metal? This has been rumoured every year but nothing ever came out. I would probably take this rumour as a grain of salt....
6. buccob (Posts: 2460; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
Yeah it really sucks when they prevent the use of technology and innovation, and don't even use it for themselves. I used to love my SanDisk Titanium Flashdrive (made of Liquid Metal). Great quality
7. JGuinan007 (Posts: 666; Member since: 19 May 2011)
There is a real simple answer for this the reason you will not see liquid metal used in IOS products is right now it is still too expensive to use, there are other cheaper materials that work as/almost as good as liquid metal or better. Now Apple could use liquid metal but then the IOS device cost more to produce, their margins would shrink on their devices which the share holders would not like or they would charge more for devices that use liquid metal which consumers would not like and with more competition it's too risky to use.
11. orca99 (Posts: 87; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)
Don't believe a word about liquidmetal technology. It will never go into a mass production. They can produce a sample out of 1000 tries but that's as good as it gets. Their production yield is usually less than 10% resulting in an extremely expensivep production cost.
15. HildyJ (Posts: 286; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
I'd like to point out that MacRumors was one of those in 2010 who predicted a liquid metal iPhone 4.