In August, Apple bought up the exclusive rights to use Liquidmetal in electronic products. The alloy has been around since 2003 and used before in a variety of consumer products including SanDisk Cruzer USB thumb drives. It's not clear if the rumored Liquidmetal fuel cells would make it into Apple devices any time soon.
Predicting when Apple is going to announce new products is always a bit of a guessing game -- earlier reports said new MacBook Pros wouldn't be coming until March at the earliest. Regardless, if you're thinking about getting a new Mac computer this week, you should probably hold off until at least Friday.
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