Can the iPhone get as thin as the new iPod Touch?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Cod3rror, Dec 15, 2012.

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    Cod3rror

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    I was at a PC store today and they had iPod Touch 5 on display. I left that store amazed at how thin that thing is, incredibly thin and light.

    Now I can't help but wonder, is it possible for the iPhone to get as thin as that?

    The iPhone has more chips in it, GPS, Cell, etc... so I wonder if it is actually possible. It'd be incredible if the next gen(tick) iPhone gets that thin.
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, I'm sure it will be one day. Things just keep getting engineered smaller and lighter, and I'm sure that another body size increase (for a larger screen) would give Apple more room to fit the components and therefore trim down the thickness even more.
     
  3. macrumors 601

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    Have u been paying attention to the BENGATE threads? ;)
     
  4. macrumors 68020

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    That's irrelevant. The question is whether they can get thinner, yes or no.

    Oh, and aluminium is a soft metal. I still prefer that it bends, instead of breaks (like glass on the iPhone 4/4S). They could use stronger, heavier metals but that would increase both price and weight. They could also use an alloy, which would probably mean a slight increase in price and weight.

    Either way, the number of phones that are bend are way too small to worry about.
     
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    Beeplance

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    My answer will be a yes.:)
     
  6. macrumors 601

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    Well that's easy. Of course yes, it is only semiconductors. Semiconductors keep shrinking. The question is, once it becomes so thin you are holding a sharp object, would that be "too thin?" I know, I obsess about irrelevancy. ;)

    I would never buy one of those chocolate-size nano iPods, am afraid I am going to lose it. Now if they get a full iPhone into a standard-sized watch with a 100x improved Siri, that would be something.

    The I5 is already getting too light for me (crazy huh?) 4's heft make it feels like a piece of substantial jewelry.
     
  7. macrumors member

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    Not crazy at all , i feel the same way , thats one of a couple of reasons i sold my 5 and went back to 4s , the main reason being headphone jack on the bottom , God!! how i hate that ,and a couple other reasons , the only thing i liked was the speed and bigger display ,but ill wait for iphone 6 when i am sure they will increase the display in width not only height, like a normal feeling phone for my taste.

    I would never understand the obssesion with thinness , thin ! thin! lets make it paper thin! and with the same weight as a sheet of paper also , because all that weight felt so heavy for my puny munchin arms ,that would be awsome ! right? noooooottt ! like Borat jokes.

    In my opinion iphone 4s had the perfect weight to feel like a well made sturdy , like jewelry like you said feel to it, iphone 5 not so much ,felt like a toy phone to me regarding weight and thinnes , but hey im crazy like that.
     

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