“The iPhone 7 could be completely waterproof and charge wirelessly, according to one new concept revealed this week,” Jeff Parsons reports for The Mirror.
“Industrial designer Herman Haidin has taken a stab at predicting the next version of Apple’s handset and reckons the American tech giant could use a material known as ‘liquidmetal,'” Parsons reports. “Apple acquired a patent for liquidmetal back in 2010 and uses it to make the small SIM ejector tool that comes in each iPhone box. The material itself is a type of alloy that’s tougher and more water-resistant than typical aluminium.”
“In the concept, Haidin envisions the iPhone 7 as a mere 3mm thick with a body formed of glass and liquidmetal,” Parsons reports. “In order to get to this level of thinness, the concept ditches bulky ports such as the Lightning charging port and the 3.5mm headphone jack.”
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MacDailyNews Take: At 3mm thin, it’d need to be made of Liquidmetal or “bendgate” would actually be a real thing.