iPhones And Macs Of The Future May Be Encased In Liquid Metal

iPhones And Macs Of The Future May Be Encased In Liquid Metal

Future Apple products will potentially be more durable and lighter in weight, thanks to a special metallic glass.

Naresh Kumar
  • 13 august 2010

With Apple signing a deal with Liquidmetal Technologies, a leading manufacturer of amorphous alloys, future products from the Apple stable may well be lighter in weight and have scratch-proof surfaces. Liquidmetal Technologies produces a metal called Vitreloy that is lighter than steel, yet combines its strength and can be die-casted precisely to prevent dents and scratches on the product. Apple currently uses metal and plastic casings on its iPhones and Macs.

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