Apple should hire this guy to design the iPhone case

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Chupa Chupa, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Saw this iPhone case mod on Engadget this A.M. & thought it looks more like an Apple product than the actual 3Gs case, which is tired and cheap (for and Apple product). (Love my 3Gs, hate the case. Much prefer the mostly metal back of the original iPhone to the craplastic back of the 3Gs.).

    Hopefully Apple has taken notice -- though probably too late for the next iPhone model, but maybe Apple already was thinking along the same lines.
     
  2. jayenh macrumors 6502

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    i don't like the indented apple logo. i agree that they should go back to a brushed aluminium case to match the imac, mbp and ipad, but it should be smooth/flush and the apple logo and text should be black (see latest imacs and ipad).

    just my opinion ofc.
     
  3. AdamA9 macrumors 6502a

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    I was just about to say I prefer the black plastic to the original iPhone, but then this one just looks awesome :D
     
  4. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    I like it, however, I am sure Apple's marketing crew know what they're doing. Personal preference does not justify what the market wants.
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    It looks OK, but I am not unhappy with how it is now
    I didn't buy the iPhone for how the back looks anyway
    I keep mine in a slider case, so I never see the back
     
  6. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    Ew, I don't like it at all. It looks thick and awkward. That hard edge around the back ruins it as well. I do agree about having a metal back instead of plastic, though. Just not this one...
     
  7. duky macrumors 6502

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    Completely agree, this one looks pretty ugly with that logo and for some reason looks thicker. I think Apple knows how to design their products and doesn't need this guy though it is impressive that he made a whole new back casing on his own. A metal design would be great though to match the rest of the products.
     
  8. xlii macrumors 68000

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    It looks pretty but there is more to case design than looking pretty. You don't want one side of the iPhone acting as a Faraday Shield.
     
  9. ajones46 macrumors 6502

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    WOW! That is very impressive that the guy designed and built his own backing and made it out of the titanium alloy to allow the RF waves. I love that look and really hope apple impliments some kind of metal backing to the next iPhone.
     
  10. gixxerfool macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not a huge fan, to be honest. It looks enormous, really chunky. The Apple logo is far too big.
     
  12. John T macrumors 68020

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    These replies prove that "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder". :)
     
  13. spacemnspiff macrumors 6502

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    The finish can be improved.

    He has a silent slider instead of a OEM rotary one. Did he change the switch hardware too?
     
  14. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    The finish can use a lil bit more work to bring to bring it up to an Apple looking unibody finish. Which is basically the look the designer went for on this one..
     
  15. gloss macrumors 601

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    It's a concept render, by the way. There's so such thing was an 'RF-transparent titanium alloy'. At least, not right now.
     
  16. Anthony T macrumors 6502a

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    I like it, but I think the indented Apple Logo should be white and should light up like it does on the MacBooks. It would also be cool if it came in black with the white logo. :D
     
  17. JabbaMac macrumors newbie

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    I'm sure it's about the same size as the plastic back...Anyway, with Apple pumping out a bazillion phones they would never go to the expense of putting a titanium metal alloy back on when the current cheepo plastic back probably costs like 3-cents.
     
  18. NIPRING macrumors 6502

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  19. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    I think this guy has been doing more than good for a while now.

    Edit - Also, it's fake
     
  20. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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  21. lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816

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    Im pretty sure, for Apple, personal preference is exactly what dictates what the market wants.

    It just happens to be the personal preference of some other dude none of us has met.
     
  22. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

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    i like it better i personally didn't like the original but this makes it look it ten times better i would appreciate if they made it like that for the next iphone its plain but beautiful also i would of sprat painted the sim tray silver instead of leaving it black
     
  23. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a

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    wow, that looks great, just slim it down a bit and it'd be better
     
  24. Norskman macrumors member

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    While this is nice I'd rather the iPhone 4G have the unibody back they put on the iPad. That looks slick and very Apple. I wouldn't be surprised if that's the back we see when it's released, considering the iPad does come with 3G connectivity.
     

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