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Apple extends exclusive deal with Liquidmetal by two years

19 June, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Apple extends exclusive deal with Liquidmetal by two years - read the full textApple 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...

 

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> In reply to Frankie @ 2012-06-19 20:46 from q{Wk - click to readFYI first iPhone came out on June 07 and Android had a BETA in NOV. First Android device came out in 08. tools and goodies? then why can i do things on android that you can't on iOS? i wasn't here to troll but when i saw the comments i responded. Apple sued google? I believe apple sued the oems over what sliding an image? lawsuits goes both ways but android isn't the only one to sue apple... I've phones from many platforms and just stated my opinion. Notice how there are examples when u just said sue. Yes we know apple patent trolls even if they don't win them all.

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  • 2012-06-19 21:54
  • 5EkL

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-19 18:18 from 5Ekx - click to readiOS copying Android? That's a new one. For your information, android came out 2 years after iOS. by that time, iOS already had an AppStore and all the tools and goodies you see in Android. Apple sued Google for copying iOS and WON. Apple also sued Samsung for copying its products and WON. Which planet have you landed from? Or maybe an alternate reality where everything is the reverse of our universe? I'm no Apple fan and don't support them, but reality is what it is.

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  • 2012-06-19 20:46
  • q{Wk

why do they even bother to do a liquidmetal back, when 80% of iPhone user will still put a (CHEAP) plastic on it.
what's the point???

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  • 2012-06-19 20:28
  • tR6E

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-19 17:36 from xii% - click to readWrong, The Samsung Galaxy line of phones have outsold Apple iphone line of phones.

The iphone line only have some 9% of the global phone market.

Although it got some 30% of the smartphone market, the Android having some 60%. Leaving remainder for Blackberry, Symbian and others.

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  • 2012-06-19 20:19
  • TuhJ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-19 18:45 from mX1L - click to readOf course. Trolls start bs so when someone makes a logical response you either troll on them or ask why bring that up here? Truth hurts I guess

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  • 2012-06-19 20:09
  • q8Q8

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-19 18:18 from 5Ekx - click to read're you kidding me?apple copy android OS?I think that android is copyng a lot IOS at all

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  • 2012-06-19 19:53
  • 0U61

> In reply to [deleted post]Whats with your name pal? I'm going to smash boom? Keep your hollow threats to yourself. Your probably in a different country. There is no place for that here. I suggest we all get back on topic and be a little more constructive

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  • 2012-06-19 19:50
  • mX1L

I don't care about iOS vs. Android OS.
You like what you like as you prefer using that OS so stop going on about mine can do this that was boring blah, blah, blah and have a cup of tea

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  • 2012-06-19 19:23
  • MVg6

Sandisk presented and later sold the Sansa e250,e260,270 and e280 MP3-players built with all-liquid metall case already in 2006.
The Liquid metal casting technology being presented a few years before that.

But I'm sure Apple invented that liquid metal technology proberly in 2011. Like they have invented so many other techs, even if they being used years before iphone.

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  • 2012-06-19 19:21
  • TuhJ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-19 18:18 from 5Ekx - click to readandroid copied iOS my boy.......first think which came first and then start .....comparing it.......and iOS is better than android.....other thing is that.....u dont know how to use iPhone 4S.....thats y u get bored....and in five minss......hahahahah.....that was the joke of the year

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  • 2012-06-19 18:46
  • ttc4

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-19 18:18 from 5Ekx - click to readwhy are you even talking about this here? it has nothing to do with the topic. use another forum if yo want to compare os's.

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  • 2012-06-19 18:45
  • mX1L

> In reply to Mazdaque @ 2012-06-19 17:25 from mwiI - click to readAs long as you don't want to sort your files as on your computer (Keeping your music collection stored in maps on your phone as you keep them on your computer). I don't know if itunes let you do that on a comp even.

Sending files with Bluetooth between phones, as iphone/IOS doesn't support that.

Or use your phone as torrent downloader, as Apple have forbidden all Torrent apps from Apple Store.

Also u are monitored so apple might turn of your iphone's camera or other if you are at a location at a time where there is a concert (guess the concert promoter have to pay Apple for turning your camera off)

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  • 2012-06-19 18:34
  • TuhJ

> In reply to Mazdaque @ 2012-06-19 17:25 from mwiI - click to readin your opinion ok. but in mine, i had a 4s played with it for 5 minutes got bored and sold it and went back to my Galaxy S, the first one, and love it more. if android is no iOS why does iOS keep copying android (not to mention all the other "firsts" they have) notification center, widgets, decline with text, camera from the unlock screen, iCloud, browser sync, etc. There isn't any aspect of iOS i would like. But even if i did i can freely get it lol

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  • 2012-06-19 18:18
  • 5Ekx

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-19 17:36 from xii% - click to readAren't you mixing up software with hardware? You are right, there are a lot of Android hardware out there but that's the thing. I don't want to have the same phone as people around me. And i can customize it to me. In the iPhone 3g 3gs days hardware was bad IN MY OPINION. iOS is boring and restrictive. Instead of having to wait for a jailbreak for the newest iOS i can root and get the newest Android. its just funner.

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  • 2012-06-19 18:10
  • 5Ekx

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-19 17:36 from xii% - click to readyeah. now imagine the sales of Android if the was only one. like the Galaxy line. IPhone does good as one phone because of the lies behind it and its the only option phone wise. uhduh. common sense

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  • 2012-06-19 18:02
  • q8Q8

> In reply to fertyu @ 2012-06-19 16:58 from KA06 - click to readNo single android device outsold iphone. Android is used by lots of OEM while ios is used only by apple. Neverthelss, apple impressively hold significant amount of share for smartphone

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  • 2012-06-19 17:36
  • xii%

> In reply to fertyu @ 2012-06-19 16:58 from KA06 - click to readBecause they're only 3 iPhone's on the market, the 3Gs, the 4 and the 4s, when basically every other phone runs on Android...
Knowing that iPhone still keeps having at least 20% - 30% of the market is saying A LOT...
I'm using the iPhone 4s and the HTC One X right now and I must say... Android is no iOS!!!
iPhone is BY FAR the best phone on the market!!!

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  • 2012-06-19 17:25
  • mwiI

I love that on nearly every post in GSMARENA the comments seldome represent the article itself. Is it too hard to keep on topic?

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  • 2012-06-19 17:12
  • mX1L

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-19 16:06 from nTpT - click to readwhy are you making such a big deal out of them getting new phones. Who are you to make such judgements? Get a life

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  • 2012-06-19 17:02
  • q8Q8

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-19 16:07 from nTpT - click to readSee what I mean? Point proven. Lol

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  • 2012-06-19 17:01
  • q8Q8

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