Apple’s next iPhone may melt in your hands (not in your mouth), Tim Cook really satisfies, and break me off a piece of those Steve Jobs interviews. Sometimes the remainders for Wednesday, April 18, 2012 feel like a nut—sometimes they don’t.
Next Flagship Phones of Samsung and Apple Adopt Innovative Materials (Electronic Times)
Ever felt that your iPhone was just a little too, well, solid? If the latest rumor from Asia pans out—and how could we even doubt it?—the next iPhone may be sporting a liquidmetal back plate. The material—an alloy of zirconium, titanium, nickel, copper, and more—is supposed to feel like a liquid, because it’s really been too hard for your phone to accidentally slide off a table so far.
Tim Cook (Time)
Tim Cook had some big New Balance sneakers to step into after the departure of the late Steve Jobs, but if his inclusion in Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World is any indication, he’s doing just fine. I mean, I bet he never thought he’d be up there on a list with Claire Danes, Adele, and Kim Jong Un.
The Lost Steve Jobs Tapes (Fast Company)
From Apple’s newest CEO to its previous one: Journalist Brent Schlender recently uncovered a series of cassette tapes, full of unpublished interviews he conducted with the late Steve Jobs between the years of 1985 and 1996. Man, it’s like he just unearthed The Dead Steve Scrolls or something.