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Apple might finally be ready to use Liquidmetal alloys in the iPhone

14
Jan
2014

Apple originally signed an agreement with Liquidmetal Technologies in 2010, but other than the occasional reminder that it exists, the partnership does not appear to have been fruitful as of yet. Considering how many Apple devices had hit the market without so much as a trace of the metal alloys, it was safe to assume the agreement might be dormant until it expired, but MacRumors has discovered a brand new collection of patents that give some indication that Apple has indeed been working to make use of the Liquidmetal alloys. The 17 patents published last Thursday point to a wide variety of potential applications for the alloys, including the pressure sensors in the Home button, the touch sensors found in

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