iPhone5 9 Liquidmetal Technologies CEO confirms the use of Liquidmetal in future Apple products

CEO of Liquidmetal Technologies has confirmed that Apple will be using the glass-like metallic substance called "Liquidmetal" in upcoming products. This is exciting news due to the strength, flexibility, and aesthetic appeal of the material which could be ideally be used in Apple's iOS family of devices, such as the iPhone and iPad.

CEO of Liquidmetal Technologies has confirmed that Apple will be using the glass-like metallic substance called "Liquidmetal" in upcoming products. This is exciting news due to the strength, flexibility, and aesthetic appeal of the material which could be ideally be used in Apple's iOS family of devices, such as the iPhone and iPad.

There was a long standing rumor that liquid metal technology would be used in the iPhone 5, which turned out to be untrue. Currently, the technology is not mature enough for that. But regardless, Liquidmetal Technologies' CEO Tom Steipp stepped forward and confirmed that Apple will indeed be using the substance in future products, without any specific examples of what those products will be.

iPhone5 9 Liquidmetal Technologies CEO confirms the use of Liquidmetal in future Apple products
Concept of an iPhone made of Liquidmetal – by Antoine Brieux

Steipp explained that Apple took a license on Liquidmetal in August of 2012, and stated that "Apple along with us are commercializing Liquidmetal in the consumer electronic space."

Liquidmetal is a material that could very well suit Apple's line of iOS devices, such as the iPad and iPhone. Twice as strong as Titanium, Liquidmetal could make the iPhone a far more durable product. At the same time, the material is very flexible, with a smooth and slick finish reminiscent of liquid (hence "Liquidmetal").

Using this material in the iPhone would give Apple an advantage over other cell phone makers- though, some would argue they already have one – because the use of Liquidmetal in the iPhone would be exclusive to Apple. The simplistic, reflective design of Apple’s products is well known. While many try to imitate this look, the metallic-glass substance would give Apple an edge that other cell phone makers couldn't beat without using the material themselves, which would be very difficult to imitate – Liquidmetal consists of a specific mixture of many substances, including zirconium, titanium, nickel, copper and more.

Source: Redmond Pie