liquidmetal

  • Apple Patents LiquidMetal And Sapphire Mobile Device Construction Method

    Apple Patents LiquidMetal And Sapphire Mobile Device Construction Method

    Apple has just renewed its exclusive licensing deal with LiquidMetal, a fairly exotic metal alloy that behaves like plastic, and today it was granted a patent by the USPTO (via AppleInsider) for use of that material combined with glass displays, including those made by sapphire. The patent describes the process of bonding a display to a LiquidMetal device case, which could form the basis for… Read More

  • How Omega Uses Liquidmetal In Watches

    How Omega Uses Liquidmetal In Watches

    The modern arms race with watches isn’t about gears and pinions, but rather materials. It may appear that brands are hot on beating each others’ movements but they know that such a war would be a joke. The race for the most accurate movement slowed to almost a halt when quartz watches hit the scene, and there are almost no new viable complications to be invented. The secrecy… Read More

  • What Did Apple Buy When It Bought LiquidMetal? If You Like Watches, You've Already Seen It

    If you remember, Apple bought LiquidMetal’s patents last week, allowing the company to create “fluid” metal surfaces in its devices. While there has been plenty of talk about Terminator-like iPhones that flow under and around doors and windows to kill John Connor, but if you’ve seen an Omega watch recently, you’ve already seen liquid metal. Hodinkee has a video of… Read More