Featured Articles

IDC says PC market is rebounding

IDC says PC market is rebounding

Research firm IDC has published its latest report into the state of the PC market and while there are some signs…

More...
TSMC steps up development of 10nm process

TSMC steps up development of 10nm process

TSMC, the world’s biggest chip foundry for hire, has reportedly stepped up development of its 10nm manufacturing process.

More...
Broadwell 14nm desktop comes late in Q2 2015

Broadwell 14nm desktop comes late in Q2 2015

A while ago we mentioned that Broadwell won’t show up in the desktop space this year and we got it right.…

More...
AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

Today we'll take a closer look at AMD's A8-7600 APU Kaveri APU, more specifically we'll examine the GPU performance you can…

More...
EVGA GTX 780 Classified reviewed

EVGA GTX 780 Classified reviewed

The EVGA GTX 780 Classified has been dethroned as the company’s fastest non-Titan card following the introduction of the GTX 780…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 20 April 2012 10:48

Apple's next iPhone comes with a terminator

Written by Nick Farrell



Looks for Sarah Connor, drops yours calls


Already in hot water in legions of countries for lying to users about the ability for the iPad to run on 4G, Apple now appears to be trying to convince people that the next iPhone will have a terminator on board.

Korea IT News reported that the iPhone 5 is likely to be housed in Liquidmetal, the commercial name for an alloy of titanium, zirconium, nickel, copper and other metals. It would make the outer surface of the phone “smooth like liquid.”

Most people associate Liquidmetal with the Terminator and assume it can turn into any shape. Unless you drop it in molten metal it will just reform itself. However it is really just  metallic glass which is strong and has high wear resistance against scratching and denting, and a good strength-to-weight ratio. 

But it can be  fabricated similar to plastic injection molding, but with similar properties to metal. Apple was granted rights to use it in August of 2010 and it used Liquidmetal for its SIM card ejector tool  which was under the bonnet of first-generation iPads.  Making a whole case of one would be very expensive.

Nick Farrell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments