iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III to be made from liquid metal?
Grab a fist-full of salt — latest reports suggest Apple is making the iPhone 5 out of liquid metal
Apple, according to reports, is making the iPhone 5 out of liquid metal. This will make the device ultra-strong, especially when compared to the all-glass construction of the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S.
The news comes via Patently Apple, which reports that Apple and Samsung will ‘shift the focus of their competition to new materials’ in 2012. Apparently it will be materials and not spec or design where Apple and Samsung try and out-do each other in the future.
The source of the news is Korea’s Electric Times, which claims that both the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S III will be constructed from liquid metal. It also says they’ll be ultra-thin and extremely lightweight.
The report also claims that the Samsung Galaxy S III will also go by the name of ‘Milky Way,’ making it the Samsung Galaxy Milky Way.
Apple does have patents pertaining to liquid metal and its use in the construction of mobile phone chassis as well, so this isn’t just another one of those ‘out there’ rumours.
Whether or not this will be the case remains to be seen, although KYM does not see it happening – at least this time around.