Back of the iPhone 5: Which do you prefer?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iMattcotv, Jul 29, 2011.

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Which backing would you prefer the iPhone 5 to have?

  1. Glass

    42 vote(s)
    24.3%
  2. Aluminum

    27 vote(s)
    15.6%
  3. Matte Aluminum

    104 vote(s)
    60.1%
  1. iMattcotv, Jul 29, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2011

    iMattcotv macrumors 6502

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    Decided to create a thread based on the back of the iPhone 5.

    I hear most people say glass is just too delicate, and that some want matte aluminum or just plain aluminum..
    Also which colour.. Black, white or silver

    Choice is yours!!

    Oh keep in mind, I will be using which ever poll option gets highest in a few days for my mockup:

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    I wish EVERYTHING on the iPhone was matte... even the screen :)
     
  5. iMattcotv thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I agree. I choose black matte.

    I think it will add to the finesse and elegance that the iPhone is so well known for.
     
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    What would you prefer then?
     
  8. Certinfy macrumors 6502a

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    Glass. Just a stronger glass than the iPhone 4.
     
  9. iMattcotv thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ^

    Hes probably thinking about wood...

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    xD

    (yes im aware this is a sticker)
     
  10. ARSkemp macrumors 6502

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    Matte Black. I put a phantomskinz matte back protector on my iPhone 4 and I love the look and feel.
     
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  12. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    Although glass admittedly looks the best, aluminium is much more durable. Plus matte aluminium will match my iPad 2 and MBP very nicely :D
     
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    What's on the back of the iPod Touch? It's WAY worse-off than any iPhone I've ever owned. Whatever that is should never be on an iPhone. Is it not aluminum?
     
  15. iMattcotv thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Isnt matte aluminum super scratch resistant?

    On the back of the iPod touch, is plain aluminum. I believe iPad 2 has some sort of matte / regular aluminum.. I cant remember lol xD
     
  16. Zalatorisaurus macrumors member

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    Above all else I'd like adamantium, but I'll settle for black matte :D
     
  17. iMattcotv thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Id chose the same, and also for it to be blended with the screen, having the screen be transparent adamantium / touchscreen blend, instead of glass.

    So the entire phone would be a solid indestructable adamantium body.

    *drools*
     
  18. Zalatorisaurus macrumors member

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    Took the words right out of my mouth. If apple can't whip up that bad boy, I can go with the liquid metal that the T-1,000,000 (from Terminator 2, I believe. Could be T-10,000) has would be quite nice.
     
  19. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Ok, yeah. The poll should say stuff that way. I'd like 'iPad aluminum,' not 'iPod aluminum.' :D
     
  20. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    Agreed! One of my buddies has an iPod touch 4th gen and there are so many scratches on it, it looks like the iPhone 4 metal midband. :D
     
  21. Sodner macrumors 68020

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    I want the new iPhone to look like a mini iPad2 with a touch of Air thrown in for good measure.
     
  22. Zalatorisaurus macrumors member

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    Fo real. I enjoy my iPad way more than I liked my iPod touch 3rd generation. Too many scratches.
     
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    I think the iPod just has smooth aluminium. I agree, that shouldn't be on the iPhone. The first iPhone was right on the money with it.

    The back of the iPad sure feels like brushed aluminium.

    I actually used a ScotchBrite sponge to give my iPod a brushed aluminium back. It is much more scratch resistant now. I don't have it with me at the moment, otherwise I'd post a picture. When I get a chance I'll post a picture to show how it looks and how I'd like the back of the iPhone to look.

    Pretty much took the words right out of my mouth. This is exactly what I want it to be. Although this mockup is pretty nice as-is. Honestly I'd take either version.
     
  25. famoussasjohn macrumors 6502a

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    I like that prototype.. just no glass backing and have a nice matte finish on the back, call it a day!
     

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