Do you like the glass back on the iPhone 4?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gosabres1984, Jul 1, 2010.

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Do you like the new glass back on the iPhone 4?

  1. Yes

    302 vote(s)
    80.5%
  2. No

    73 vote(s)
    19.5%
  1. gosabres1984 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Yes or no. Why or why not?

    I know a lot of people are saying that the backs shatters and cracks if dropped, which wasn't a concern on the 3GS.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. BadMoon macrumors 6502

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    I voted no. I like the way it looks. However, I would have liked something with better scratch resistance. Although again, it's sexy as hell.
     
  3. gosabres1984 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I agree the look is amazing, but I worry about cracking/breaking.
     
  4. Rooftop voter macrumors 6502a

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    No. I would rather have something more durable than good looking. Function over form. I just got a case for my phone today, which really helps the feel of this thing. Gives it a little more meat!
     
  5. Rm.237 macrumors 6502

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    -Yes

    Love it. Super sexy look for the phone. I have always used my left pocket for my phone with nothing in it so I've never been too worried of scratches. I use the black bumper so when I place the iPhone on a table it wont be sitting directly on the glass. Plus I think the black on black iPhone/bumper thing adds to the sleek look which is my new iPhone 4.
     
  6. ddeadserious macrumors 6502a

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    I do like the aesthetics of it, but I'd rather a plastic or aluminum backing.

    I generally have a small revolver in one of my pockets, so my iPhone goes in the other. With my 3GS with a case on it, I was never concerned about having change or flash drives in the same pocket as my phone, but this back is causing me to reconsider. Just waiting for a skin to come in so I can stop worrying about it. I'd also like it if Seidio would release a nice full body case.
     
  7. waynema macrumors member

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    too much wording, just want a simple apple logo
     
  8. gosabres1984 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm surprised that Apple took the 16GB and 32GB text off the back.
     
  9. ogdogg macrumors 6502

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    Who carries a revolver in their pocket? Get a holster...
     
  10. ddeadserious macrumors 6502a

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  11. Rooftop voter macrumors 6502a

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    He could have a pocket holster. DeSantis makes a nice one.
     
  12. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    I love the glass back. It feels so amazing and is more durable than anyone thinks. I use no case and I'm doing great so far.
     
  13. bli625 macrumors 6502a

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    Not surprised. It cuts costs.
     
  14. joshwithachance macrumors 68000

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    Do I like it based on sturdiness? NO.
    Do I like it based on aesthetics and feel? YES.
     
  15. Billy Mays macrumors member

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    I like the way it looks but I'd rather have a plastic material.
     
  16. Steve Ballmer macrumors 6502

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    I really like it. It's very durable and scratch resistant (compared to the scratch-happy plastic of the 3G) and makes the phone look much more upscale than it really is.
     
  17. egk69 macrumors 6502

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    I love it!, it just looks ******** amazing!!

    BUT I would be very worried to shatter it if I drop it with out a case, probably with a case it wont shatter but with out one! :(
     
  18. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    I would love that. :) Maybe the word iPhone on the bottom as well. But I could go either way with that. I feel like it may look uneven with the Apple towards the top and nothing to complement that bottom.

    I figure all that legal jargin either fills some sort of legal requirement or gets them out of hot water with person/company/government X. I'd love to see it gone though. Especially with this sleek new form factor :)
     
  19. Steve Ballmer macrumors 6502

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    Will never happen. Most of the fine print and the icons on the bottom of every iPhone and iPod model are required by law to be there.
     
  20. wakeboardandy macrumors newbie

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    are you joking or are you serious? Are you allowed to walk around with a gun in your pocket over there?

    Here in Melbourne, Australia, we get arrested if we are caught carrying a knife.
     
  21. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    This one has fewer wordings than the previous ones.
     
  22. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Or too much potential for fraud as it's very simple to swap out the back glass.
     
  23. waynema macrumors member

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    checkout palmpre's back :D
     

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