Reports are suggesting that the next Apple iPhone will come cased in a liquid metal alloy which would replace the often shattered glass on the previous model iPhone 4 and its follow-up 4S – This providing a tougher layer of defence for the costly £450 gadget.
This latest rumour comes from a web source that also believes a June launch at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is on the cards for the iPhone 5, which is now thought to be arriving with a thinner and lighter frame because it will benefit from an amorphous metal casing. This is something that Apple has acknowledged it would consider utilising at some point and it has been noted that the company has a partnership with neighbouring California firm Liquidmetal Technologies.
Apple’s closest rival Samsung’s super-smart quad-core phone the Galaxy SIII, which is expected to launch on May 3rd, will be the direct contender to the next iPhone device if it’s launched just one month later, and it’s been suggested that the Korean co.’s next offering will feature a ceramic casing, much like the one recently used on HTC’s One S – the one recently found to be hard to crack but brittle around it’s exposed edges. Hopefully Samsung’s highly anticipated Android model will perfect this and stand up to the might of Apple!