“Apple’s next-generation iPhones could adopt 7000 Series aluminum used for the Apple Watch Sport, according to Taiwan’s Economic Daily News,” Joe Rossignol reports for MacRumors.
“The so-called ‘iPhone 6s’ and ‘iPhone 6s Plus’ would likely use Apple’s custom Series 7000 aluminum alloy, which is designed to be 60% stronger than most aluminum, and one-third the density of stainless steel, while still maintaining a light weight,” Rossignol reports. “Economic Daily News has a mixed track record at reporting on Apple’s upcoming plans, and the translated report does not offer many further details, so this rumor should be treated with a proverbial grain of salt.”
Rossignol reports, “Nevertheless, it is common for Apple to introduce new features on one device before expanding to others. Force Touch, for example, was exclusive to the Apple Watch before making its way to MacBooks, and the technology is also rumored to be included in the next iPhone.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Well, if we can’t have Liquidmetal, we’ll certainly take stronger, more durable aluminum!