Back of new iPod Touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by upsguy27, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. upsguy27 macrumors 65816

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    What is the back of the new Touch like? Is it like the 3G? Or is it like the 1st gen iPod Touch? Or is it like the original iPhone? Thanks!
     
  2. archurban macrumors 6502a

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    it's shiny metal back just like first gen. pissed off, huh? but it's icon that Apple need to keep.
     
  3. upsguy27 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Aww :( I wanted it to be like the 3G. Scratches here I come :(
     
  4. messedkid macrumors 6502

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    Ye, I feel the same way. My 80gb iPod Classic is scratched to hell. :mad:


    Still...ordered mine last night. Can't wait!
     
  5. iParis macrumors 68040

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    It's like the 3G and 1G iPhone.
    It's metal like the 1G but it has the same design and look as the 3G.

    And it's called case people. :rolleyes:
     
  6. upsguy27 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Are you sure it's like the 1st gen iPhone and not like the 1st gen Touch?
     
  7. iParis macrumors 68040

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    In design, neither.
    In the material, I'm pretty sure it's like the 1st gen iPhone, I could in mistaken though.
     
  8. Lesser Evets macrumors 68040

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  10. Lesser Evets macrumors 68040

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    Black was the new scratchless.

    It all comes around.

    I like when stuff is old and roughed up, especially disposable electronics like these bits. They look like they were used and have a history. Just get used to it. You'll be ditching this thing in 3 years anyway. I'll be ditching mine in 2 most likely, unless the updates are limp in future.
     
  11. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Like that glossy back on the iPhone isn't a scratch magnet, eh?
     
  12. svndmvn Guest

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    No one seen or read anything about the keynote?Steve Jobs said it's some sort of steel,so the shape itself is similar to the iPhone 3G's,but it's not plastic nor aluminum like old iPt's or original iPhones
    Steel is more resistant than Aluminum
     
  13. iParis macrumors 68040

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    It's not like the glossy back is highly likely to get scratches, in fact it seems less likely than the current and previous iPods and the older iPhone.
    Even if it gets some scratches, the scratches are less visible on the glossy black than a metal silver back.
     
  14. bijou macrumors regular

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    The back of it is exactly like my 5.5 gen iPod. It has a bunch of smudges already, but I have always loved how the metal felt in my hands.
     
  15. Raytheon117 macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I only had a nano, but the shiny metal back felt nice and solid. It was a very good mirror too! After 2 years it has a few scratches and marks, but it's pretty good still.
     
  16. Clayne macrumors 6502

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    I still don't understand why durable scratch-prone metal is considered worse than cheap-feeling crack-prone plastic.
     
  17. Resist macrumors 68030

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    Because anything shiny makes something new look old very fast.

    Funny how Apple keeps saying they listen to customers and is the reason the new Touch has outside volume controls and a speaker, yet they don't seem to listen about this. Apple listen up, we want your products to not show scratches so easily! Drop the shiny backs.
     

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