iPhone 6 rumors: Curved display, Liquidmetal, sapphire glass, and more

“More evidences are coming out that on its release date the iPhone 6 is a concoction of killer features from the inside and incredible craftsmanship plus durability on the outside,” Erik Pineda reports for International Business Times.

“In a new patent awarded to Apple this week, it was revealed that the company has developed a new manufacturing technique that paves the way for the inclusion of curved touch sensors to upcoming iOS and OS X devices,” Pineda reports. “This new technology is expected to meld with an earlier Apple patent that hinted the use of Liquidmetal on upcoming iPhone and iPad models. The material is malleable during the manufacturing stage that allows for virtually any device mould which Apple plans to use on the iPhone 6. Once Liquidmetal has been moulded to the desired shape and form then subjected to controlled tempering, the gadget that it houses, in this case the iPhone 6, becomes almost indestructible.”

Pineda reports, “And as if aiming to come out with the perfect iOS device in the rumoured Apple phablet next year, the tech giant will also reportedly include sapphire glass and coating to its supply chain, this time giving the material more prominent role.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jeff.L” for the heads up.]

27 Comments

  1. Whatever the design of the iPhone 6, it was likely finalized some time ago. It takes time to prototype, test, and tool for production. There will be leaks as to externals as a result, the internals are a different story as we saw with the release of 64 bit hardware.

  2. I don’t get it – why would we want curved glass? How’s that going to fit in your front pocket? Uncomfortably. Ugh. My opinion is the only opinion that matters because it’s is right; curved glass is stupid.

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