Apple extends exclusive deal with Liquidmetal by two years

19 June, 2012 | Comments (63) | Post your comment

Tags: Apple, Misc

Apple has used liquidmetal sparingly so far - just for the SIM ejector tool for iPhones and iPads - but the company behind the material announced that the exclusive deal between them and Apple has been extended for two more years.

The deal gives Apple exclusive rights to use liquidmetal for consumer electronic products (the material is also used in various sport equipment). The original deal ended on February 5 2012, but it has been extended until February 5, 2014.

With many leaks pointing to a metal back on the upcoming iPhone 5, the extended deal might mean that Apple will be using the tough alloy for the back of its new smartphone. There has been speculation that using the liquidmetal for the SIM ejector tool is a low-risk way to test both the material and the manufacturing process.

Or it could mean they just really like those liquidmetal ejector tools. Just like with the new screen aspect ratio, we won't know for sure until Tim Cook takes the stage and unveils the new iPhone.





Apple extends exclusive deal with Liquidmetal by two years - reader comments

  • Anonymous

o common men.. you use an iphone??? and disposed it after 5 min of playing??? do you even know what an iphone is or what it can even do?? better go to a doctor bro you maybe in need of a check up haha.. i'm using an android and an iphone but if your ...

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  • 2012-06-21 16:31
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  • JackSkellington

LMAO! That's why IOS is full of Android features and not the other way around. That's why IOS releases a few age old features with every version. Anything can run an app draw. Give IOS the capability of Android before you say IOS can run. Stri...

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  • 2012-06-20 20:52
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  • Anonymous

Yo mate, u American ?? Wake up!! Chinese, Indians, Japanese, Korean, and many other Asians do have the money to buy any kind of phone WE want !!! IMO, the asian phone makers should wake up and launch their phones in China and Asia 1st instead of US....

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  • 2012-06-20 19:06
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