16gb iPhone is plastic not metal!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AeroUK, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. AeroUK macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone noticed the the 16gb iPhones are made from different materials than the old 8gb. The do not get as cold and weigh less which implies that they are made from plastic and not metal. I am disappointed.

    Your thoughts...
     
  2. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A93 Safari/419.3)

    You have any proof other than your own wild speculation?
     
  3. hockeysc23 macrumors regular

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    Yes I would also like to see some proof. I have no intention of upgrading to 16 gigs but it would be interesting to see if Apple switched some materials to save on costs.
     
  4. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    If the new iPhone weighed less, Apple would surely be making that information public.
     
  5. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    That would be highly unlikely and Apple would have actually noted that on their pages for iPhone.
     
  6. ictiosapiens macrumors regular

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    Maybe they are using a magnesium based alloy now... It's got a very interesting texture , it's light and doesn't feel like a metal...
     
  7. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Have you done accurate tests in a controlled environment? ;)
    My car's door handle felt a heck of a lot colder yesterday morning than it did today… but… did the materials magically change overnight? Errm. No. :rolleyes:
    The 2 models of iPhone both weigh the same accoring to Apple's specification… so have you again weighed them under a controlled environment?
    I suspect not… but if you have and things are indeed different, then yes… there mght be a discussion.

    *sigh*
     
  8. rosemarycane macrumors newbie

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    I have a 16gig iPhone and it feels like my 8gig. I don't think they changed the materials. I would not worry.
     
  9. angrygolfer macrumors 6502

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    Same here I just compared my 16GB and my buddies 8GB and they're the same.
     
  10. alFR macrumors 68020

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  11. jhershauer macrumors member

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    Peel off the plastic film that was on the iPhone when you took it out of the box. ;)

     
  12. SharkySharky macrumors member

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    silly iBunny :D


    Personally I am REALLY looking forward to the new :apple: iPug that Steve announced at MWSF this year
     

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  13. madhive macrumors newbie

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    Damn! I'm gonna buy alot of those and sell em on ebay. FO SHO DUDE!
     
  14. rosemarycane macrumors newbie

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    I found out my iPhone is made of Cotton Candy. God damn it! I ate my frickin iPhone. Anyone have a spare iPhone?
     
  15. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    I have two side by side, and they are the same.
     
  16. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    The person who started this thread is hallucinating.
     
  17. McGiord, Feb 11, 2008
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    McGiord macrumors 601

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    Aren't you confusing the 16 Gb iPod Touch with the 16 Gb iPhone...
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    mary jane
     
  18. jeffh83 macrumors newbie

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  19. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    Sometimes a new shiny phone will feel a bit different at first, but they actually aren't.
     
  20. bbotte macrumors 65816

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    I have owned both, and my brother-in-law's 8GB is the exact same as my 16GB.
     
  21. mashinhead macrumors 68020

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    they are the same, they are metal. they get cold. you are _______.:rolleyes:
     
  22. johny5 macrumors 6502a

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    Hit it with a hammer, if it breaks its plastic.




    *disclaimer, I wont be held responsible for any damage incurred by yourself for these stupid actions*
    :D
     
  23. Sith Scorpius macrumors newbie

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    I have a better idea. Set the phone on fire. If it melts you know its plastic. If you don't have a pile of goo then its still metal. :eek:
     
  24. AeroUK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow this has caused a stir hasn't it. I still believe they are different. My new phone feels lighter and does not get as cold as the old one implying a different kind of metal has been used. The volume button is also more recessed than the old phone which was much easier to push. Maybe it's a UK thing, I don't know.
     
  25. johny5 macrumors 6502a

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    maybe they put some kind of coating on the surface? does it still look like its chrome?
    do you have any pics?
     

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