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Apple's IPhone 5 To Have Liquidmetal, Arrives In October

Apple's IPhone 5 To Have Liquidmetal, Arrives In October
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4/20/2012 3:30 PM ET

Rumor has it that Apple's sixth-generation iPhone will have a new "liquid" metal back and will arrive in October.

Korea IT News first announced the rumor saying the iPhone will be made of zirconium, titanium, nickel, copper and will have a "surface smooth like liquid," according to Apple Insider.

The Korean news source claimed that the next iPhone, most likely named the iPhone 5, will replace its glass back with the super-durable Liquadmetal.

Liquidmetal is an amorphous metal that Apple purchased in 2010. The company, Liquidmetal Technologies, revealed in March that it sold its metal to Apple for $20 million.

A previous rumor claimed the next iPhone would be out in the summer but was delayed due to Qualcomm — makers of some of the necessary chips — not being able to produce fast enough, according to Forbes.

The Iphone 4S came out last October and followed a similar time frame.

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