When photos first leaked I scoffed at the choice of a dual element back. It didn't seem Apple like... and I said something like "It's evident Jobs is not longer present..." I've had a change of heart. The white iPhone 5, at least, represents the core DNA of Apple design. However, the black version, not so much. I feel like it was a competitive choice... "keep up with the Joneses". Not to mention the reports of the coloration wearing away. I digress. It's a great device.