As strong, lightweight and as durable as they might be, Apple products from MacBook Pro's, iMac's, MacPro's, iPod's, iPhone's, and other Apple devices could soon be a lot lighter, stronger and more durable than ever, all thanks to Liquidmetal Technologies.
This is because yesterday, for an undisclosed price, it was revealed that Apple just bought all of the worldwide rights to Liquidmetal Technologies amazing patents that will, in turn, allow Apple to utilize their amazing amorphous metal alloys, with their very unique atomic structures, to build products that are unmatched by the rest of the industry.
I must agree with ZDNet's Adrian Kingsley-Huges, and as you can see in the opening video clip, when he states:
"Liquidmetal is interesting stuff. According to the website, the characteristics of the material is as follows:
- High Yield Strength
- High Hardness
- Superior Strength/Weight Ratio
- Superior Elastic Limit
- High Corrosion Resistance
- High Wear-Resistance
- Unique Acoustical Properties"
Yes, clearly this is interesting stuff indeed, but it's more than that folks....... it's a major feature that will blow away every other high-tech competitor attempts to duplicate, and thus giving Apple products a major advantage in the market place! Apple's competitors simply won't be able to offer such advantages, thus this should, and will, give Apple devices that extra bang for their bucks that others, such as Palm's WebOS and Android devices, for example, won't be able to simply copy as they did when they deliberately violated Apple's multi-touch patents, etc.
In conclusion, I believe this is going to be big, very, very big indeed and will lead to some pretty amazing big developments that will result in even tougher, lighter and, hopefully, much cheaper Apple devices in the near and long term. Competitors have long copied various Apple features, from the design of its laptops, all-in-ones, OS interfaces etc., but trust me on this one, my dear two or three readers, this is one feature that will be extremely hard, if not utterly impossible, for the rest of the industry to copy!
And that's my 2 cents 4 this Tuesday, August 10, 2010