“Apple’s investment in Liquidemtal technology from 2010 may finally materialize in the next-generation iPhone or iPad, according to a new job posting on Apple.com,” Filip Truta reports for Softpedia.

“Apple is seeking a Mechanical Engineer with a ‘broad understanding of materials and manufacturing process such as joining (press lamination, gluing, heat staking),’ according to the company’s web site,” Truta reports. “The new recruit needs to have understanding of part creation processes, such as ‘CNC milling/turning, injection molding, stamping, MIM, die casting, extrusion and sheet forming etc.'”

Truta reports, “The space-age Liquidmetal material is manipulated using these exact processes. The job advert doesn’t make this a certainty, but Apple could finally be ready to deliver the Liquidmetal iPhone this year.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]