According to Asian IT news website Digitimes, Apple’s new range of MacBooks could be made using metal injection molded (MIM) hinges.

The MacBooks are intended to be launched in the second half of 2016. Using MIM to make the hinges reportedly helps make the laptops ultra-thin.

The website suggests that the hinges will be supplied by US-based Amphenol, which also supplies hinges to Microsoft for the Surface Pro laptop.

Amphenol, headquartered in Illinois, makes small components for electronic applications, such as mobile phone rings and keys, as well as industrial components such as nozzles.


This story uses material from Digitimes, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.