Two interesting little rumours about the next generation of Apple‘s iPhone, what we assume will be called the iPhone 5.
The first is that it will be made, at least in part, of metallic glass. The second is that it will arrive in October. Let’s deal with the easy one first, the arrival date. Rather than the previously assumed summer launch it will be later. The basic reason is that Qualcomm, makers of some of the necessary chips, cannot ramp up production fast enough, thus the delay.
The second is more complicated: metallic glass is an odd material and many will get this wrong. A possibly more accurate description would be glassy metal.