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Old Aug 29, 2014, 07:43 AM   #26
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those bands are really ugly, so far, it seems like real step down in design in comparison to what ip4 and ip5 looked like
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 07:43 AM   #27
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Taste is subjective. I dig 'em. Your language speaks to your life being extremely shallow.
You just said taste is subjective then called me shallow. For real, bro? If taste is subjective then why are you commenting on my subjective feelings for the design of the back of the phone?

I apologise for wanting the phone to look nicer. I hope I can live your life where ugly things are preferred to beautiful things.
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 07:44 AM   #28
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Feature-wise this release sounds great with Homekit, Healthkit, pay-by-touch stuff coming, probably better photos with big lens and big screen. Add fast wifi and new cpu.

On the industrial design I'm not that sure.... disproportionally thick bands and protruding lens. Let's hope for some high points in design as well.
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 07:44 AM   #29
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The bands in general are ugly but I'm glad to see that they've colored them the same as the back. This looks much better than the earlier part leaks. I assume the silver and gold backs will get the same treatment and it won't look as horrible as it did with white bands.
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 07:45 AM   #30
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In the same way I really like the hand feel of the iPad Air and mini, because of the rounded sides, I'm guessing I'll like the iPhone in hand. My only concern is that without a case it may be slippery to hold.

I held Moto's yet to be released new X or whatever it will be called and that was my same comment - that without an edge case, it was slippery (it has a metal frame, maybe stainless).

I hate using cases and I won't even be able to get our real wood wraps on the edge as is possible with the current 4 iPhone models.
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 07:46 AM   #31
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Hipsters aren't going to like this phone now that everyone has already heard about these bands.
Hah!

I was thinking that hipsters would go nuts for it bc everyone is commenting on how ugly they think it is.
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 07:46 AM   #32
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I love how so many people always find things to hate about the new iPhones every year when the leaks start rolling out but come conference time the RDF will be cranked up to full blast and it won't be a problem anymore.

I expect most of the 'haters' to be lining up in droves to purchase one. Works every time.
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 07:47 AM   #33
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I hate using cases and I won't even be able to get our real wood wraps on the edge as is possible with the current 4 iPhone models.
I agree, I don't see the point of a case. It's kind of like buying a Ferrari and then driving around with a cover over the top....defeats the purpose.
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 07:47 AM   #34
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So the antenna bands are real? Damn it. It is disgustingly ugly. It's extremely disappointing to see that Apple couldn't figure out a better design for the antenna. It is not pleasing aesthetically at all.
How does this leak prove they're any more real than the other leaks did? It's pretty much the same part leak we've seen over and over the past several months. Either we're not seeing a final (or legit) part or if we are the reason for it will be revealed on 9.9.
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 07:48 AM   #35
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Curious what the black will look like - hopefully the bands won't be contrasting against the slate. It's growing on me this design.. I thought the bands were cutouts for glass but not anymore!
This is the black phone. They switched from "slate" to "space grey" with the 5s.
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 07:49 AM   #36
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What is the matterial of this bands?
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 07:49 AM   #37
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I think it looks alright. I'm sure whatever professional pics Apple throws at us, along with Ive's intro video in his smoothing accent, will get me to buy it.

And I'm okay with that.
Jony Ive's description of the white bands

"We have always thought about design as being so much more than just the way something looks. It's the whole thing: the way something works on so many different levels. Ultimately, of course, design defines so much of our experience."
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 07:50 AM   #38
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This is the black phone. They switched from "slate" to "space grey" with the 5s.
really? what would the silver one look like then. same back just different colored front? i imagined the bands to be colored black on the space grey one
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 07:52 AM   #39
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 07:52 AM   #40
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Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 6
"rumors have suggested" is the phrase to use. Not expected. It's just an overall better way to say it. You've used in an other article, about time you use it always.

Apple, rumors have suggested, will announce the iPhone 6
That's not so hard to write now it is?
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 07:52 AM   #41
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What is the matterial of this bands?
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 07:53 AM   #42
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i hated the bands.. now they looks nicer
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 07:53 AM   #43
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I liked those bands before they were cool...
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 07:53 AM   #44
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http://www.goophone.net/index.php?ro...&product_id=60

Edit: I REALLY hope those bands belong only to that clone and not to the real deal...

If that's true then we've been suffering in vane watching goophone's pics all along.

Meanwhile in Apple HQ, everyone else laughing.

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Old Aug 29, 2014, 07:53 AM   #45
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The bands in general are ugly but I'm glad to see that they've colored them the same as the back. This looks much better than the earlier part leaks. I assume the silver and gold backs will get the same treatment and it won't look as horrible as it did with white bands.
There were some other leaks posted by 9to5Mac last week that showed a grey back with black bands, though the bands were thinner than these. IF this is a legit part and it's what the back of the phone will look like I'm curious to know why the bands are so thick. They're thicker than the bands on the 4 & 5. I can't see Apple choosing them for aesthetic reasons.
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 07:54 AM   #46
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The words space grey have gone from the article now. If this was the black version wouldnt the area where the camera is be black and not white?
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 07:55 AM   #47
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 07:56 AM   #48
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The bands are the antennas. Wireless signals don't pass well through aluminum.

After all these years do people still not understand this simple concept?
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 07:56 AM   #49
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Doesn't look as bad as the early leaks, but I still don't dig the bands.

Hopefully the black/gray version will look better
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 07:58 AM   #50
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The bands are the antennas. Wireless signals don't pass well through aluminum.

After all these years do people still not understand this simple concept?
But why the don't put glass inside like in 5/5s
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