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Aluminum, a solution for a white model of iPhone 5?

enero 29, 2020

Announced since June 2010 by Apple, the white iPhone 4 has not yet seen the light of day. On the occasion of theWWDC 2011 (Apple Worldwide Developers Conference) which is expected to take place during the month of June, Apple could present the fifth generation iPhone. There is therefore little chance of seeing a white model of iPhone 4 coming out of here.

The arrival of the next generation iPhone could change the situation since previous rumors state a new aluminum shell with lantern inlay behind the logo pomm (which could solve the antenna problem encountered with iPhone 4).

Is LiPad 2 white a precursor to the arrival of a white iPhone 5? This is what we can, in fact, think because the apple tablet seamlessly integrates two cameras (without flash) without loss of light, unlike the white iPhone 4 because of its glass back side. Apple very commonly uses aluminum in most of its products : Macbook, Macbook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro, iPad 2, iPod, etc. In addition, the first generation iPhone already has an aluminum shell, replaced on the iPhone 3G and 3GS by a plastic shell, much more fragile.

The firm Apple has, moreover, specialized in the design of aluminum products with their Unibody technology, which consists of sculpting a chassis in a single piece of aluminum, making the device more resistant to shocks but also lighter to transport.

Apple has given itself a greener image in recent years by removing lead from its products, as well as bromine flame retardants (BFRs), polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and other toxic substances like arsenic or mercury. The goal of the Cupertino company is to reach a recycling rate of its products of around 70% in the period 2010-2015. And aluminum will contribute to this since recycled aluminum only requires 5% of the energy necessary to produce primary aluminum while putting 95% less greenhouse gas. According to Klaus Kleinfeld, CEO of Alcoa (aluminum glove), this material is infinitely recyclable. 75% of the aluminum produced in 1888 is still used today.

It only remains to wait for WWDC 2011 (Apple Worldwide Developers Conference), the show dedicated to Mac OS X and iOS developers and its famous opening Keynote to learn more about the future of the iPhone.

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