Report argues iPhone 5S uses Liquidmetal

|By:, SA News Editor

After analyzing newly-published European Apple (AAPL) patents, Patently Apple believes the iPhone 5S makes use of Liquidmetal (LQMT).

The site points out he patents describe the use of a metal alloy for a hardware assembly resembling current iPhones, and that drawings spell out "the process of using Liquidmetal for the current iPhone with its classic metal bezel antenna."

Patently Apple also thinks a patent diagram suggests Liquidmetal could be used in a future iPad Smart Cover featuring a large window through which users can see the display.

BGR predicted the 5S will make use of Liquidmetal in July. Liquidmetal shares have generally been trading in a narrow range over the last few months, after taking off in response to BGR's report.