Apple Probably Isn't Making Carbon Fiber Gadgets

Apple Probably Isn't Making Carbon Fiber Gadgets

One of the most interesting Apple
rumors of the past few days is that Apple is working on carbon fiber instead of aluminium for its iPod
, and eventually iPhone
and iPad

Here's the thinking:

Apple wants great wireless syncing
on its mobile gadgets and that's hard to do with aluminium because it conducts electricity, therefore blocking wireless radio;

Apple recently hired a carbon fiber expert.

But Fast Company points out
one little fact which complicates matters: carbon fiber also conducts electricity.
So it's not better than aluminium for wireless syncing. Whoops!

The post, which runs down the pluses and minuses of Carbon Fiber Gadgets Online Store Wraps fiber and aluminium, goes on to speculate that Apple might have hired a carbon fiber expert to work on carbon fiber chassis for its devices, which would make them lighter. Makes sense.

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