“The iPhone 5S on release date will sport a virtually indestructible housing made of LiquidMetal [sic], which is but part of the many components involved in the already underway volume production of the Apple 2013 flagship smartphone,” Erik Pineda reports for International Business Times.
“There is reason to believe that the tech giant’s production facilities in China are currently humming away to complete the iPhone 5S in time, BGR News said in a report,” Pineda reports. “There is reason to believe that the tech giant’s production facilities in China are currently humming away to complete the iPhone 5S in time, BGR News said in a report”
Pineda reports, “LiquidMetal, according to BGR, is ‘a unique material that is two to three times harder than normal metals … (it) can be injection moulded into custom parts and shapes.’ The result would be a 5S body-build that ‘is very scratch resistant, and yet extremely light.’ … Supporting the assertion that iPhone 5S materials are now rolling, ready for assembly, on production lines is the report that Apple pushed up its integrated circuit chip orders by 70 per cent for the second half of 2013, jumping from the level seen beginning in late 2012 or shortly after the iPhone 5 launch.”
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MacDailyNews Take: This Liquidmetal stuff remains firmly in rumor land. Take these reports with a dump truck full of salt.