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Liquid Metal iPhone 5 to Launch at WWDC in June?

Liquid Metal iPhone 5 to Launch at WWDC in June?

Posted April 18, 2012 at 3:52pm by iClarified
A report from Korean site ETNews.com claims that Apple will launch a liquid metal iPhone 5 at WWDC in June.

Referencing upcoming devices from Apple and Samsung the site says,

According to industry sources, the next flagship phones of the companies are expected to adopt unprecedented materials for their main bodies, that is, ceramic for the Galaxy S3 and liquid metal for iPhone5, both being thin, light and highly resistant to external impacts. The new phase of the rivalry is because neither one of them can get a decisive edge over the other solely with its OS and AP specifications, features or design.

The report continues to say that the next generation iPhone will have an outer surface smooth like liquid and is expected to make its debut at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June.

Although, we'd love to see a new iPhone this summer, the absence of an iOS 6 announcement makes this an unlikely scenario. In addition, MacRumors notes that ETNews incorrectly claimed that the last iPhone would launch in late June with a special event several weeks after WWDC.

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Liquid Metal iPhone 5 to Launch at WWDC in June?

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Alex - April 19, 2012 at 7:52pm
I hope they don't realease anything new for another year, I still love my 3gs :( and by the way did any 1 figure out a way to flash the 6.15.00 baseband on the 3gs's made after the 35th week of 2011? I have 9 waiting to be flashed :(
Oneal - April 19, 2012 at 4:27pm
Just blow me
Oneal - April 19, 2012 at 8:05pm
U talking to me
A - April 18, 2012 at 11:15pm
What if they don't launch iOS6 once they've done a huge update to iOS last year? It sounds fair and add the possibility for a june iPhone 5 launch
qw1987 - April 19, 2012 at 4:52am
I agree with God
T-1000 - April 18, 2012 at 9:23pm
I'm looking for the John Connor edition !!
joyz - April 19, 2012 at 4:42pm
Me too! Personally endorsed by Arnie!!
budsal - April 18, 2012 at 9:02pm
Liquid metal is just the name of the product, not a discription. In the "article" there's a link to an IC post from 2010 about it with a pretty cool, to me, video. Something about a more resilient or elastic molecular structure than other current commonly used materials.
Movenpuck - April 18, 2012 at 7:59pm
Wtf is liquid metal? Mercury?
qw1987 - April 18, 2012 at 7:12pm
Just what we need. More hype about another Apple product that won't work in Australia.
qw1987 - April 18, 2012 at 7:33pm
C'mon, Kornmeal. Don't you ever get tired of complaining about how much it sucks to live in Australia?
Martin K
Martin K - April 18, 2012 at 6:23pm
There is no reason why they wouldn't wait a year before the iPhone 5. 4s' sales are going well. There is no clew about os 6 by now. If they'd launch on June/July some parts would have leaked by now! Instead, we have NO CLUE about materials, new screen size, bla bla bla!!
Frank Lowney
Frank Lowney - April 18, 2012 at 6:36pm
So why has the DevTeam blog (http://blog.iphone-dev.org/) been unavailable for the last several weeks? I happen to be in Hungary during this period. Never had a problem accessing it before. So, was sup?
Yuriy's - April 18, 2012 at 6:45pm
Martin K
Martin K - April 18, 2012 at 7:00pm
?!?!?!? The blog works perfect. Your comment has nothing to do with mine...
qw1987 - April 18, 2012 at 7:11pm
@Frank - the DevTeam blog works fine.
James - April 18, 2012 at 10:01pm
All the people who bought the ip4 will be coming off contracts. Most will look to upgrade and it would be doubtful a large percent would go to the 4S. It's be much more believable that more would go to another phone than would wait or buy the 4S which would mean loss of customers.
kenz - April 19, 2012 at 2:57am
I'll be waiting for the iPhone 5, won't be gettin the 4S.. Contract is up in August so its pretty perfect timing for me and most people who signed up for the iPhone 4.
joyz - April 18, 2012 at 6:23pm
Can someone come up with plausible rumors... Liquid metal... Yeah was what that fellow from the terminator?
American - April 18, 2012 at 6:09pm
Weren't the Koreans the ones to claim that they could launch a missile all the way to the US? How reliable can they be?
James - April 18, 2012 at 5:24pm
June makes sense. Remember, announcement does not mean it has to be released right away. Could come out in september after june announcement. Also, it's a false and lame assumption that it Has to have iOS 6. It could ship with 5.2 or whatever and release iOS 6 during the next apple event in september. The biggest thing will be retaining those they hooked with the ip4. Why would apple let those customers sit in limbo from june/july through october without contracts? They'd likely stray and the projections would show that.
Yuriy's - April 18, 2012 at 6:47pm
iGuru - April 18, 2012 at 4:16pm
Oh boy really haha guess we'll see about that
Why - April 18, 2012 at 4:00pm
Yea we will see
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