New clues emerge on how future iPhones might use Liquidmetal

For a long time, we’ve dreamed of the day that Apple would launch a radically redesigned iPhone that will ditch all physical buttons, pack a wraparound curved display, and incorporate Liquidmetal into its hardware design.

Liquidmetal has long been seen as a mythical material that we had once expected to see used more widely in Apple products. So far, however, Apple’s engineers have, only used Liquidmetal as the primary material for the iPhone’s SIM ejector tool. Even so, Apple is still interested in the material, and the company just won a patent that details how it could be used.

Found by Patently Apple, a new patent “Bulk amorphous alloy pressure sensor” describes means for using Liquidmetal to improve the mechanism that makes home button presses possible. The patent explains that Liquidmetal could be used for internal components to improve precision, tactile feedback, but…

Read the entire article from BGR here: New clues emerge on how future iPhones might use Liquidmetal

 



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