Reports have hinted that the iPhone 5 of Apple ((NASDAQ:AAPL) may feature a new design along with metal back using the technology that Apple had licensed in 2010. The report supposedly indicated that the upcoming iPhone 5 will be slimmer and lighter while maintaining its elegance. The LiquidMetal technologies will reportedly be used on the next generation iPhone of Apple.
The iPhone 5 will reportedly be launched during the Worldwide Developers Conference of Apple. The event is normally held in June and has previously been the event where the iPhone is typically unveiled by Apple.
Apple had acquired the exclusive commercial license of Liquidmetal in 2010 and it was typically used on the SIM ejector tool by Apple. The technology was also dubbed as metallic glass.
According to reports, the Liquidmetal technology will be used on the iPhone 5. The alloy used on the Liquidmetal technology is reportedly exceptionally strong, elastic and are reportedly more durable compared to titanium alloys and aluminum. This gives indications that the technology may be used on the design of the upcoming iPhone 5.
According to reports, the surface will be smooth as liquid which hints at a polished, curved back in the design of the iPhone 5. Earlier reports had hinted at that the iPhone 5 will feature an aluminum back, which similar to the material used on the iPad. Recent reports have also indicated that the next-generation iPhone will come with a 3D screen since the company is reportedly looking for an expert in 3D technology.
The upcoming iPhone 5 will reportedly come with the A5X chip that is currently being used on the new iPad and with the current focus of 4G LTE connectivity. Reports have pointed to the possible 4G LTE support for the next version of the iPhone of Apple. However along with other reports about the iPhone 5, industry watchers are taking a wait-and-see stance until the device is finally released into the market.