Cult of Mac is reporting that Apple has already used Liquidmetal’s technologies in at least one of their products. Specifically, Liquidmetal’s allow was used to make the SIM eject tool that shipped with the iPhone 3G. How do we know this? Atakan Peker, the co-inventor of the metal alloy recognized it by sight alone: “That’s […]
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Liquidmetal Already Used in Apple Products, To Be Used in Furture iPhones?

Cult of Mac is reporting that Apple has already used Liquidmetal’s technologies in at least one of their products. Specifically, Liquidmetal’s allow was used to make the SIM eject tool that shipped with the iPhone 3G. How do we know this? Atakan Peker, the co-inventor of the metal alloy recognized it by sight alone:

“That’s my metal,” he said. “I recognized it immediately. Take it from an expert, that’s Liquidmetal.”

Apple used Liquidmetal’s technology in a seemingly limited capacity to test the company’s manufacturing capabilities. Additionally, Liquidmetal Technology executives have put in their two cents on to what they believe Apple will be using the alloy for.

“I think they’re going to make the iPhone out of it,” said Dr. Jan Schroers, the former director of research at Liquidmetal Technologies, the first company to commercially develop the space-age technology. “It’s quite obvious from what Liquidmetal has done in the past and what the technology is capable of.”

The report goes on to say that Apple could blow-mold the alloy like glass, to create seamless, intricate, enclosures for their products.

Image courtesy of Cult of Mac.

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