Over the past several weeks, many new rumors have emerged regarding the upcoming iPhone or what is assumed to be possibly referred to as the iPhone 5. One of the top rumors is the replacement of the phone's rear from glass to a strong called alloy known as Liquidmetal. The rumors began two weeks ago from a report in South Korean. Since then, other speculations emerged about it.
One of which include the possible design and appearance of the purported Liquidmetal iPhone 5 which was made by designer Antoine Brieux. Recently, the image of Brieux design was posted on his website known as the NAK Studio design and it has spread across the Internet very quickly since that time. Yet, for those who were stirred up to excitement upon seeing the design, bear in mind that the image created by the designer was simply rumor-inspired.
Brieux told ABC News that he imagined a design that is more than just revolutionary. Instead, what he intended to make was a good combination between the two iPhone generations. Aside from the imagined design of the Liquidmetal phone, there is growing evidence showing that the Liquidmetal iPhone is just a mere speculation. Even if Apple does have the rights to the material and has already utilized it in small quantities for the past iPhones, its founder Mr. Atakan Peter told Business Insider that the material still requires time to develop.
In particular, Peker told Seve Kovach of Business Insider that he estimates Apple to spend around $300 to $500 million and three to five years more in order for it to mature and be ready to be utilized in a large scale.
Apple is anticipated to launch the next iPhone between the months of June to December this year. However, the most possible month of its unveiling is on September which is almost one month away from iPhone 4's release.