Apple’s next-gen iPhone main body to shift from Gorilla Glass to Liquidmetal, say industry sources

According to a report from, citing “industry sources,” Apple will shift from glass to Liquidmetal® for the main body of their next-gen iPhone.

Kim In-soon reports, “iPhone5 is likely to take liquid metal, an alloy of zirconium, titanium, nickel, copper and so forth having an outer surface smooth like liquid. The new iPhone is expected to make its debut at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco in June.”

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[Attribution: Patently Apple. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]

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  1. I have it on good authority that the iPhone 7 is made from Silly Putty. As you hold it, the warmth of your hand allows it to mold perfectly to your fingers. Also works great for literally copying news articles from your old fashion newspapers. The feature is dubbed iScan internally. still ironing out color issues. Silly Putty pink just not quite right.

  2. All you people are forgetting that when there’s a new body design, there’s been a new OS update. Usually in the way of incredibly amazing. The ‘new iPhone’ with iOS 6.

  3. “are expected to adopt unprecedented materials for their main bodies, that is, ceramic for the Galaxy S3 and liquid metal for iPhone5”
    Of course everyone knows the reason for this, Samsung can never use liquid metal in a consumer product.
    That is what Apple purchased from LQMT, the Exclusive Right to use liquid metal in the consumer space.
    Talk about buying up most of the supply of a component! (flash , milling machines)
    NO liquid metal components for ANYONE else in consumer electronics!

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