Anyone else miss the 3G/3GS Design?

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  1. ShaneBunting Suspended

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    Is it just me or did anyone else really like the plastic back?

    Just think, if they kept that design, with the advancements in the internals, how high performing the iPhone could be now :p

    Wild and strange idea, but what's your take on it?
     
  2. boshii macrumors 68040

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    I enjoyed the design at the time. It was very comfortable to hold. I didn't like how it would rock back and forth when you set it down on a table though.

    Going back to that design now would be a step back. After iPhone 4, there's no going back to plastic for the flagship iPhone.
     
  3. stormchaser macrumors 6502

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    I liked the the 3GS design. Compared to my 5 I really miss it now :(
     
  4. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    I do. As has been said, it was very comfortable in the hand.

    The upcoming 5C could be fairly similar in feel. I know it's not going to have the same curvature but the same material and finish could be being used.
     
  5. blerns3 macrumors 6502

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    If you miss that, get a 5C. Could be a similar feel.
     
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I think the designs after the 3G/3GS have been much better. I don't miss it at all.
     
  7. blerns3 macrumors 6502

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    My first iPhone was the 4, but I have to agree just based on the times I played on a friend's 3GS. I think the metal/glass designs look and feel better.
     
  8. FlatlinerG macrumors 6502a

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    The 3GS is still the best iPhone to date, in my opinion.


    Especially the white one, drools.
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  9. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

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    3G is too bulky now, in my opinion. Not to be biased, but out of all the designs I actually still like the look of the 4/4S, especially in white.

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    Might upgrade to 5S, but I will miss my 4S if I do. And if I go for the 5S I'm switching to black.
     
  10. emptysoul macrumors regular

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    The first gen design was far superior. Still my favourite iPhone design.
     
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  13. davydavy macrumors member

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    I don't mind the design and the plastic, but with the curves it does tend to slip out of the hand quite easily.

    Although the 3GS was a much better design than the iPhone 4/4S and iPod Touch which both would suffer cracked screens at the slightetst drop because of the glass going to the edge of the device and (at least in the case of the iPhone 4/4S) were harder-edged and less comfortable to hold as well.
     
  14. dazed macrumors 6502a

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    i still use mine, havent upgraded yet :)

    not sure I like the form factor of the 5, seems very thin and girly.
     
  15. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    I would agree. Loved that phone. I liked the black face with the white shell. It will be interesting to see the iPhone 5C. I might consider that one if it has all the features I use.
     
  16. jdogg836 macrumors regular

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    I prefer the thicker phone, felt more natural in my hand. It doesn't have to be as curved as that but it was still nice.
     
  17. Chocolatemilty macrumors 6502a

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    I miss the solid feel and curvature every time I pick up my pop's 3GS. Never been a fan of the 4/4S/5 ergonomics, but yet, I stay. Truthfully, the 1st-gen design is still a marvel IMHO. Looks so great to this day. If they cut down on the size and weight and elongate it for 4" retina...all of the feels...!
     
  18. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    It brings me back to a time when smartphones were still somewhat of a novelty. And Apple still had its magic.
     
  19. htc fan macrumors 6502

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    Nope I like the iPhone 5 design looks elegant
     
  20. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I have to agree. I have the 3GS and the 5. Although I didn't get the 3GS until recently and it was never used as my primary phone I consider the design to be far superior to the 4/4S. But while cool, I much prefer my iPhone 5.

    Everyone has their favorite, but for me the i5 feels solid and "right" in my hand. The 3GS, again, is great, but it's not my iPhone 5.
     
  21. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Nope, not missing it at all.
    It's like an ex girlfriend.
    Had some good memories but I moved on to better things:)
     
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    LULZ'ed @ this.
     

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