Peker said he had no direct knowledge of Apple’s plans. Apple is already using Liquidmetal in at least one product, he said (a Magic Trackpad if you can guess what it is) and is likely to expand. Liquidmetal Technologies has invested heavily in die-casting technology. Apple is likely to use the alloy as a structural component in mobile products like the iPhone, iPad or iPod.
“You can build casings with functional characteristics, and the alloy’s properties as an antenna can be optimized,” Peker said.
“This is a highly flexible material,” he said. “Apple could do some very creative cases.”