New LiquidMetal, Sapphire, OLED Apple Patent Has People Buzzing About An iPhone 6 form Factor OverhaulPosted by Michael Nace under iPhone 6 News, iPhone 6 Rumors on Sunday Dec 22, 2013
Those hoping for an iPhone 6 form factor overhaul are latching on to a bold, new Apple patent that combines some of the biggest iPhone rumor keywords. But is any of the technology realistic for the 2014 iPhone 6?
More than anything, the iPhone rumor mill is one big recycling bin of rumor keywords. “Low-cost iPhone,” “larger screen,” “smart bezel,” “fingerprint sensor,” “LiquidMetal,” “sapphire” — all of these keywords bounce around on iPhone blogs, and every once in a while, they come true. Most, however, do not.
However, a recent posting from Patently Apple, reporting on a new, audacious Apple patent, features three big buzz words in the rumor mill: LiquidMetal, sapphire, and OLED — all of which are said to combine to make a next-generation iPhone form factor with a ”wraparound” display.
All of this sounds exciting — but what would its actual purpose be? And how viable is it for the 2014 iPhone 6?