Anyone else going to miss the metal back

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by witchdrash, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. witchdrash macrumors member

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    The black back looks very good, but I always enjoyed the metal back on all my iPods, always put a protector on the screen, but enjoyed the way the back scratched up after use, added a little individuality to my iPods. Think I may just miss it, not enough to not get the iPhone, be pretty stupid reason not to, but a bit of a shame from my point of view. (assuming touch will go this way too sooner rather than later)
     
  2. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    Metal = more money = $399 for the cost of a v1 iphone.
    Plastic = cheaper = $199 for a v2 iphone.

    Don't forget that they also took the dock out of the package too. So read the fine print carefully before determining how much better the new phone and pricing are than the old.
     
  3. attadj macrumors member

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    Well if losing the metal gets me an extra bar or two of reception, then I'm all for it. That's the rumor of course. No metal means better antenna reception.
     
  4. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, I think the new back is *very* ugly compared to the old one.

    Phazer
     
  5. BOSS10L macrumors 6502a

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    You could always grab a can of Krylon. :D

    Seriously though, I agree, but I read in another thread that having a plastic back will help with reception, which I am all for.
     
  6. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    I always hated how easily the metal dents on the first iphone
     
  7. witchdrash thread starter macrumors member

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    It's possible, which is a good thing, just looking at the 3 iPods infront of me after a few months really like the scuffed up look the back gets, but yeah for £159 for a 16 gig can't complain too much :)

    This is true, my 5th gen iPod has a nice dent in the back from where i fell off a fence onto it, but it still works so did its job.
     
  8. sonictonic macrumors 6502a

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    I am excited for the new phone but I too love the metal back and how it feels. It simply feels like a highend device and I love that about my iPhone. Guess we'll have to wait and see how the new one feels when it's actually here, but part of me is tempted to try to snatch up a 16GB v1 iPhone to replace my current 8gb :p
     
  9. BOSS10L macrumors 6502a

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    I hear you there. Considering my current iPhone is always in a case anyway, it really is a moot point, but I definitely prefer the metal look.
     
  10. jakeacc macrumors regular

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    Really? The only design flaw I thought the iPods had were the metal backs. Seeing scratches and smudges turned me off.

    The black plastic case of the 3G iPhone is sexy! Too bad I want the 16 GB model that only comes in boring white.
     
  11. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Once I get my hands on it, I'll be sure.

    Assume it doesn't give(like my current iPhone), I'm be happy.


    I'm more interested in the over all look, feel and use then any one aspect.
     
  12. witchdrash thread starter macrumors member

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    Really, I liked the scratches, the first few were pretty annoying, but after 3/4 months of constant use it gets a nice scuffed pattern that I like and it looks better than a new one out of the box imo.

    Don't get me wrong it's not going to cause me sleepless nights, and it's really the only thing I can say is a little disappointing, but it will quickly fade once I get my hands on it, I'm sure.
     
  13. sonictonic macrumors 6502a

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    The 16GB comes in either black OR white.
     
  14. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    I just want to see how solid the new iPhone feels. The thing I loved about the first gen was that it felt perfect in weight and not fragile at all.
     
  15. zap2 macrumors 604

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    The metal back of the iPod classic/touc/1G&3G Nano may be scratch prone, but the back of the iPhone(and 2G Nano and iPod minis) are great.

    I want to see the iPhone in person to see if the back can match up to the current back of the iPhone
     
  16. MacsAttack macrumors 6502a

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    You will just love the way the plastic cracks or shatters then... ;)
     
  17. DJ88 macrumors regular

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    Wait wait wait wait




    Wait.


    You think it looks better scuffed and scratched? :confused:
     
  18. Ryox macrumors 6502a

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    I think I preferred metal too but I haven't seen the 3G iPhone i person so i cant really comment yet
     
  19. kleo macrumors regular

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    what ever happened to zirconia :confused: Oh well im kinda sad that they went this way :(

    Apple quality!
     
  20. alex2016g macrumors member

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    Only if you hook the antenna to the metal bit:rolleyes:
     
  21. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    A plastic dock and 3 inches of aluminum really don't amount to $200...
     
  22. rolex54 macrumors 6502

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    I am glad they got rid of the metal
    Now I will prolly get better reception and hopefully it wont scratch so easily
     
  23. Ag-Ryan macrumors newbie

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    im pretty sure the back of the first iphone was found to be a high end plastic, and not a metal.
     
  24. rolex54 macrumors 6502

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    no it was definitely metal, it scratched like metal, and dented like metal
     
  25. mcdj macrumors 604

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    That's what I heard. And it turned to black powder in the blend video. Only the chrome bezel survived.
     

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