iPhone 5C to come with Liquidmetal SIM Card Ejector Pin

  • September 1, 2013

iPhone 5C_2

A new photo of the purported manual of iPhone 5C suggests that polycarbonate iPhone will feature Liquidmetal. Before you start shouting for joy, it’s likely that only the SIM card ejector pin will be made of this alloy.

The use of Liquidmetal to build the SIM Card ejector pin was first uncovered in 2010 by Cult of Mac. Atakan Peker, the Liquidmetal alloy’s co-inventor, informed the tech blog that he was certain that his invention was used to make the product.

iPhone 5C_3

The amorphous, non-crystalline material is 2.5 times the strength of commonly used titanium alloy and 1.5 times the hardness of stainless steel found in portable electronic devices. Introduced for commercial applications in 2003, the product has since been found in medical equipment, sporting goods, and equipment used by the U.S. Department of Defense.

According to the report, “Peker recognized the metal when he opened his iPhone 3G. It’s as hard as nails and has a distinctive color and feel.”

“That’s my metal,” he said. “I recognized it immediately. Take it from an expert, that’s Liquidmetal.”

What is also interesting, Apple reportedly stopped shipping iPhones with the SIM card ejector after the launch of the iPhone 4. Coincidentally, this was the first iPhone with a metal and glass back enclosure. And the launch of the iPhone 5C, will be the first iPhone since the iPhone 3GS to feature a plastic back housing.



Posted by | Posted at September 1, 2013 19:36 | Tags: , , ,
Storm is a technology enthusiast, who resides in the UK. He enjoys reading and writing about technology.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related Posts

Will Apple Develop a ChatGPT A.I. Competitor?

April 23, 2023
Apple has always been known for its innovative products, from...

The Latest Apple iPhone News: What to Expect in 2023

February 12, 2023
Apple Inc., the leading tech giant in the smartphone market,...

© 2023 THETECHSTORM. All Rights Reserved.