Any way to make the new iPhone 5 even lighter?

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  1. Myiphone7 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm thinking by exchanging out the glass plates maybe.

    Suggestions?
     
  2. andrewicloud macrumors newbie

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    The glass panels are not going to add much weight atal, they have already sacrificed enough materials to make it lighter.
     
  3. cynics macrumors G3

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    Can't really help you with your question but I'm curious why you'd want to make it even lighter? I feel it's already on the verge of feeling cheap because of its light weight.
     
  4. Myiphone7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I know it's already light but still I was just wondering if anyone has any ideas
     
  5. SR45 macrumors 65832

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    So you want to void the warranty already ?

    Pump some iron and get stronger so the iphone 5 won't tire you so much. ;) Just had to say that. Sorry OP, but you do not make any sense. Even if you could it would be so small of a amount weight wise that it would be stupid to void the warranty over.
     
  6. Myiphone7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have a muscle disease. I wouldn't expect you to know that.

    That's why I suppose it feels heavier to me than most.
     
  7. Shredder96 macrumors regular

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    Dude that blows, what's the disease?
     
  8. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    If 112g is too heavy, you've really got problems.
     
  9. d123 macrumors 68000

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    Was going to be my suggestion, but I'll expand it slightly, attach a helium balloon? ;)
     
  10. Myiphone7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, graphite. And I hope the next generation implements it. Aluminum sucks.
     
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  13. Myiphone7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's not too heavy.

    Just seeing if anyone had ideas to make it lighter.

    Geeze. I can lift an iphone.
     
  14. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    Replace the battery with one half the size =)

    Sure, half the battery life, but I'm willing to bet a good amount of the weight comes from the battery.
     
  15. indecisiveKid macrumors newbie

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    Go easy on the guy, there are condition like Muscular Dystrophy that affect the muscles badly making the lightest of things heavy due to muscle wasting. Hope you get better soon although some of these conditions are incurable
     
  16. Lukeyy19 macrumors 6502a

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    All I can suggest:

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    Seriously though, i doubt it's really possible to reduce the weight by anything significant, at least not without spending a fortune.
     
  17. nicknicknickh macrumors regular

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    Well actually you could add a case of sorts which was filled with Helium that would definitely reduce the weight (I think?) might only be a little depending on the case material
     
  18. DVDxR macrumors regular

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    Get a custom body made from magnesium. Drop the back glass panels. Smaller battery. I don't know how you could cut more weight than that and keep it functional.
     
  19. nicknicknickh macrumors regular

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    Have the parts replaced with plastic?

    Sorry about your muscle disease hope you get help!
     
  20. pragmatous macrumors 65816

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    Use metallic helium. Can be created under the pressures of jupiter at its core.

     
  21. d123 macrumors 68000

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    But then it would be a Galaxy S3 :D:D
     
  22. ycoidi2000 macrumors member

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    Ooooh. Hydrogen can also be a metal. Let's get it cold enough and replace the case with hydrogen metal!
     
  23. Myiphone7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks everyone! Wasn't expecting the kind words. I'm all right I've had it for a long time and take meds to help.
     

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