According to a new report from Korea, Apple’s next-generation iPhone will replace its glass back with a super-durable alloy called Liquidmetal.
“Liquidmetal allows precision parts to be fabricated similar to plastic injection molding, but with similar properties to metal,” IHS senior principal analyst Kevin Keller said.
The new iPhone will be made of “zirconium, titanium, nickel, copper” and it will have a “surface smooth like liquid”, according to report published on Wednesday.
The material would offer the iPhone some benefits – it is light, but also highly resistant to external impacts and corrosion.
According to AppleInsider, the company paid $20 million in the deal.
The next iPhone will be unveiled at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which will take place in SanFrancisco in June.Tags: Apple