Chrome Back?!

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by TorontoLRT, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jun 4, 2010
    Toronto, Duh!
    When I first saw that it still had chrome, I threw up a bit inside. But the website says stainless steel, apparently.
  2. macrumors 68020


    Aug 11, 2008
    It's still chrome. Stainless steel, but chrome-plated. Old one said that too.
  3. macrumors member

    May 11, 2010
    If anyone can confirm whether or not it's chrome, that would be great! I cannot tell when viewing Engadget from my Nexus One :(
  4. macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2008
    It's the same back. I could care less though, sure it would have been nice to have aluminum, but it would make for more problems than it's worth (Aluminum dents sooooo easily). I'll put a case on it anyways.
  5. macrumors 68020


    Oct 1, 2008
    Tampa, FL
    crappy back.. don't like it. my GF's touch is soo nasty looking. meh was hoping for aluminum back
  6. WLS
    macrumors 65816

    Jul 10, 2008
    Looks like the same crappy stainless steel with a chrome overlay back to me too. If you go to Engadget and look at their hands on photos you will see many scratches on the demo units back already.
  7. macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2010
    I dont understand... What is so bad about the chrome back?
  8. macrumors 68030

    May 6, 2010
    New York
    Apple really really loves that chrome back. So, what happens to that plastic oval they used to have for the Wifi antenna? Do they not need that anymore?
  9. macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2008
    Almost forgot about that! I never really liked that thing...
  10. macrumors regular

    Jul 14, 2010
    oh well, I'll put a case on it anyway so who cares.
  11. macrumors 68030

    May 6, 2010
    New York
    Maybe the back IS the antenna, but Steve was afraid to say anything. Then we'll NEED a case. Here we go again. LOL.
  12. macrumors 6502


    Jun 29, 2010
    Take a Scotch Brite pad to the back and give it a brushed metal look. Did it with the 1st generation iPod Touch and it looked awesome!
  13. macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2008
    I am a little upset that there is a chrome back, but it won't change me from getting the touch.

    It just makes me wonder what the designers are thinking when they decide to keep the chrome back. It sticks out from the rest of their design language. Overall their products have a rather unified look, which is curved aluminum with glass, Mac mini, iMac, Macbook, MacBook Pro, Macbook Air, iPad, iPod Nano (4 out of 6 generations), iPod Shuffle, the LED Display, Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad, their Keyboard, to an extent the iPhone 4, and even their remote. Yet the Classic and the Touch remain to have the ancient chrome back. It is, to me, time to move on, but the designers refuse for some odd reason...?

    In this case though, the Pros out weigh the cons, so I will still buy it.
  14. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 29, 2006
    I hate Chrome (especially on cars).

    I would've love it if Apple released a nano body style iPod touch.
  15. macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2007
    Albuquerque, USA
    Scratches to hell.
  16. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2006
    I'm wondering too about where the wifi signal is gonna pass through now that its all chrome? The camera? This looks like it could have wifi issues a la iPad.
  17. WLS
    macrumors 65816

    Jul 10, 2008
    Check the horses mouth. The picture on apple's site shows the black plastic still there but in a reduced size. Not a fan of that design.
  18. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2007
    Look at the 2nd picture. I don't see any black plastic. I see two volume buttons and a sleep/wake switch.

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