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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:14 PM   #51
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And how is this specific to stainless steal and glass? What, plastics can't be precisely machine engineered?
Uh... I just like my metal iPhone. It's got some "heft". If feels rock solid. Plastic is "molded". Where's the craftsmanship in that?

Besides, every iPhone is hand machined by the same 3 Chinese dudes and I don't want them put out of a job.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:15 PM   #52
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Hoooray!!! Plastic iPhone for Real!

2013: The year when Apple will call a plastic phone a "Magical and Revolutionary decive."
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:15 PM   #53
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Maybe that’s because you can’t take the back cover off the 3GS.
No, but they're notorious for splitting right up the back from the connector cutout. Mine too.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:19 PM   #54
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I wish the plastic white MacBook will come back!
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:21 PM   #55
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Uh... I just like my metal iPhone. It's got some "heft". If feels rock solid. Plastic is "molded". Where's the craftsmanship in that.
I dunno. Would you consider rock sculpting a higher art than clay sculpting? It's all just a process. The end result is what matters most.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:23 PM   #56
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Perhaps it's extra magical plastic.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:33 PM   #57
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Plastic

I would never pay more than $70 for a phone made of plastic.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:37 PM   #58
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But Apple would NEVER (again) use cheap, crappy plastic, would they? This would never have happened (even tho it did with the 3GS) if Jobs was still around.
Go ahead and hold you breath if you think Apple wont be using plastic for phones or other devices in the future.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:38 PM   #59
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hopefully they fired that guy.
I love the Apple mouse....
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:40 PM   #60
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hopefully they fired that guy. Whoever designed that mouse deserves to be fired. If you want a proper slim mouse the arc touch mouse was a way better design and wasn't a carpal tunnel magnet. The arc touch is very comfortable to hold. Much more so than it looks.

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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:41 PM   #61
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In short, we need specialists in designing model forms for us to prototype future products.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:41 PM   #62
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I love the Apple mouse....
That is the difference between us. I love my girlfriend. ;-)
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:41 PM   #63
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HTC does wonders with its unibody plastic designs. Hire them Apple. Now!
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:42 PM   #64
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Maybe they are returning the white macbook? Giving color to the iMac?

I would love to see a computer like these ones running MacOS
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:46 PM   #65
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Maybe they are returning the white macbook? Giving color to the iMac?

I would love to see a computer like these ones running MacOS
No offense but that's trash.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:47 PM   #66
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HTC does wonders with its unibody plastic designs. Hire them Apple. Now!
The droid dna has an amazing design. Much better looking than the iphone 5 in my opinion.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:49 PM   #67
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HTC does wonders with its unibody plastic designs. Hire them Apple. Now!
They don't do liquid metal (or liquid alloy), but Apple might use such knowledge adapted from plastic for its industrial design and production. (Liquid metal can use kind of the same or just slightly modified injection molding machines as plastic does.)
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:50 PM   #68
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They don't do liquid metal (or liquid alloy), but Apple might use such knowledge adapted from plastic for its industrial design and production. (Liquid metal can use kind of the same or just slightly modified injection molding machines as plastic does.)
Metal has poor properties for usage in a cell phone, especially regarding reception.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:56 PM   #69
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Metal has poor properties for usage in a cell phone, especially regarding reception.
Only if you don't know how to hold it properly!
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 07:18 PM   #70
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Any other company uses plastic=cheap junk. Apple uses plastic= Amazing! Innovative! Revolutionary! Futuristic! Then they can sue all the Android phone makers for using plastic.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 07:19 PM   #71
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Plastic has a bad name only because no one is doing it right.

I think apple is the only company that can make a sexy plastic product.

So lets hope they hire some talent and junk the bloat.

I hope they avoid anything like the 3GS that was a cracking failure from the start and I hated how crap it looked right out the box and how it span around on every surface you put it. Horrid design no matter what people say.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 07:26 PM   #72
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I think apple is the only company that can make a sexy plastic product.
I think Nokia did a very good job with the Lumia 800.

There are so many types of plastic, and multiple ways each type can be used. And plastic is used in many Apple products. Keyboards, mice, Apple TV, Airport Extreme, etc. Maybe they are looking at improving those. I don't think this is rumour is a bad thing.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 07:29 PM   #73
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Metal has poor properties for usage in a cell phone, especially regarding reception.
I seem to recall reading that the liquidmetal technology worked just fine with radio signals... Something to do with the alloy blend iirc?

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Old Jan 30, 2013, 07:29 PM   #74
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And here I was hoping for an aluminium keyboard with black aluminium keys.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 07:33 PM   #75
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Didn't know Aluminium was magnetic...

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Well, technically Aluminum is paramagnetic. Realistically though, you're right.


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