May 1, 2012
Last month, rumors circulated that Apple would use Liquidmetal for the backing of the next iPhone. Now, we’ve got an idea of what that design could look like, courtesy of the French site, No Where Else. As you can see, this “iPhone 5” design, created by French designer Antoine Brieux, is absolutely stunning. Not only does it include a larger 4.5-inch widescreen display, but also notice there is no physical home button. In addition, the handset includes a 10MP camera, Quad-core A6 chip, and an embedded SIM card. Created exclusively by Liquidmetal Technologies, the metal is said by its developers to be hardwearing and able to withstand thermal cycling. Coincidently, since 2010, Apple has owned the exclusive rights to use the material in electronic products. The iPhone 4S/4 includes a glass backing. We're pretty sure Apple isn't going to release an iPhone with a 4.5-inch screen, nor one without a physical home button. Still, we can hope! Do you find this iPhone concept appealing? Something you don’t like about it?