iPhone 6 new patent exposure – perhaps using liquid metal Home button
Previously rumors: “Apple will use liquid metal ( in the next generation iPhone)”, and now the latest patented liquid metal seems to find some evidence. According to the website Macrumors reports, In this published patent contains a pressure sensor is the use of liquid metal alloy material, which means that Apple may be using the Home button made of liquid metal in the future iPhone.
Liquid metal patent exposure
According to the website Macrumors reported in the media view, this means that Apple might use the Home key made of liquid metal in the next iPhone and other iOS devices.
Prior to this , has been rumored that Apple will use the liquid metal in the next generation iPhone , but it was thought that for the body shell .
Liquid metal has high strength , corrosion resistance and other characteristics are very lightweight , can even more easily cast into various shapes.
Perhaps for some parts
It is worth mentioning that the Apple iPhone 3G in the past have actually taken for the SIM card ‘s pin with a Liquidmetal alloy liquid metal . From the current situation , in addition to Apple likely ” to use liquid metal to create the Home key”, ” This special material” will be applied to tamper screws.
Enhance the durability and reliability
In addition, the exposure of the patent also mentions how to improve the liquid metal production process technology, including new internal metal coating will be durability and strength , and so on . Although whether these patents technology will appear in the final product is still unknown, but if Apple does in the next generation iPhone uses a slimmer body design , but in order to ensure adequate durability and strength , then it is possible to use liquid inside the metal frame .
Thus, according to a number of liquid metal patented technology , Apple is likely to use liquid metal material ” as part of the component” “In the next generation of the iPhone ” , one can enhance the durability and reliability of the components , but also allows iOS devices become slimmer . Of course , whether it will be applied in iPhone 6, yet have precise information .