That's what Korean news site ETnews claims. says Apple will use Liquidmetal technology for the next iPhone, which the outlet boldly claims will be unveiled at Apple's annual worldwide developers conference.
Thus far, Apple has only used Liquidmetal for the SIM ejector tool it includes with some iPhone and iPad models. Liquidmetal is described as a metallic glass formulation.
There has been much speculation over how Apple would expand its use of Liquidmetal. This sort of transition would be a natural one.
On the other hand, the report goes further, and says that Apple will also move its iPhone 5 launch back to a summer unveiling. The report said that the new iPhone 5 will be unveiled at Apple's annual WorldWide Developers Conference (WWDC), which had generally been the case until 2011, when it was delayed until late in the year.
Liquidmetal Technologies says that the Liquidmetal pieces that result from its process are stronger, more elastic, and harder than titanium and aluminum alloys, as well as stainless steel. The video embedded below shows a demonstration of their product vs. stainless steel and titanium.