Imagine a mobile phone capable of withstanding up to 30 days without recharging, or a laptop that will withstand 20 hours without having to plug it. Well, Apple could offer an advantage in this case, but not in the near future, as previously expected.

According Atakana Peucker, who invented the technology to create a material called LiquidMetal, Apple Inc. is far from its use in the production of  housing for their devices. Recall once again there were rumors recently that the Cupertino-based company plans to use LiquidMetal, which has high resistance to scratches, is light weight and will be handy in the future.

However, according to Packer, it will take three to five years before the widespread use of “liquid metal”, and the amount of investment in technology can reach half a billion dollars.

It should be noted that this advancement is unlikely in the near future; Apple will establish production units for hulls made of LiquidMetal. At the moment it can create only a small element of it.

Since the agreement signed in 2010 between Apple and the company that designed the LiquidMetal, the rumors have not stopped about its use in an upcoming Apple product. This alloy is as strong as titanium, but also handy as plastic, an ideal solution to build parts with complex shapes, fine and strong both.

By building their computers or mobile devices in LiquidMetal allow Apple to further refine its products, while offering iPhone and Mac even stronger base. Alas, it will not be for now if you listen to Atakan Peter, one of the co-creators of the alloy.

Answering press recently, his response leaves little room for doubt:

“Given the size of the MacBook and the scale of production from Apple, I think it is unlikely that the LiquidMetal can be used in the short term for these products. A Macbook unibody shell will take another two to four years design.”

Atakan Peter does not work at Apple and it no longer works on the LiquidMetal project, he therefore had no specific information. The fact though remains that this man knows very well about the alloy and the difficulties it will face in production on a large scale. It is probably well placed to talk about its use in industry. To bet, he prefers to bet on a brand new product, totally different from the current range and that could take advantage of the alloy.

Unless it is wrong across the board, do not expect an iPhone 5 radically different due to the use of LiquidmMetal. A picture of what-would-be the SIM card drawer for the next Apple phone will also be helpful in this direction. If this design play of the iPhone 5 is strictly identical to the drawer of the iPhone 4 and 4S indicate that the next model will be having no rounded back.

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