Apple's Liquidmetal Patent Might Give Us An Everlasting Home Button
A recently awarded patent details a Liquidmetal-based home button mechanism for iOS devices. The metal is lauded for its elasticity and resiliency.By Mikah Sargent | March 8, 2016
Apple might have some new plans for the mysterious Liquidmetal it's been playing around with since late 2010.
If you've never heard of Liquidmetal, here's what you need to know: Liquidmetal is a somewhat misleading name given to a series of metal alloys that are stronger and more elastic than typical metals. The metal's molding process and elasticity are why it's been given the name.
So, it's not quite like this: