Rumor: iPhone sixth generation smartphone will use 'Liquidmetal'

Next iPhone may be housed in 'Liquidmetal'. Apple's next iPhone to have glass replaced with Liquidmetal.

Rumor: Apple's next iPhone to have glass replaced with 'Liquidmetal'.

Korea IT News reported Wednesday that the iPhone 5 is likely to be housed in Liquidmetal, the commercial name for an alloy of titanium, zirconium, nickel, copper and other metals. It would make the outer surface of the phone "smooth like liquid," according to the report.