For iPhone 5 owners. Question.

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  1. dasx macrumors 65816

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    Yes, a very nice phone. However I can't help but wondering why did they decide to put that aluminum plate at the back. I've only seen it in photos and videos but it definitely looks uglier than the 4 and 4S from behind.

    For the ones out there who already have it, is it really uglier than a 4/4S? Or is it just a photo/video appreciation problem?

    Thanks!
     
  2. captainfester macrumors member

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    only a guess of course but there were reports of the back glass on the 4/4s breaking inside cases if rock / dirt got in there.

    also its alot lighter.
     
  3. dasx thread starter macrumors 65816

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    My arm can handle an extra 80 grams tbh. :p
     
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  5. dasx thread starter macrumors 65816

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    What?
     
  6. captainfester macrumors member

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    jony ive... apple lead designer....
     
  7. dasx thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ah ok.

    Well, any actual answers from actual iPhone 5 owners? Anyone who has held it thinks it's uglier?
     
  8. meganator macrumors member

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    How many iPhone 5 owners do you think there are the day before launch day?
     
  9. dasx thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm seeing some unboxings already so quite a few I guess. ¿?
     
  10. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

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    In your opinion!
     
  11. RyanTheGeneral macrumors regular

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    agreed. I actually think the new one looks really nice- thought so when the leaked pictures started appearing.
     
  12. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    Personally I welcome our new aluminum overlord.

    After 2 years with the same glass design I was ready for something new.

    (On another note, I'm super glad they made the screen a bit bigger. It's not a huge change but a welcome one for me.)
     
  13. dasx thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Of course it is my opinion. That's why I'm asking for other's, ffs.
     
  14. SR45 macrumors 65832

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    Why don't you go to one of the stores that will have them Friday, pick it up and take a spin. Decide for yourself. You don't need hand holding, unless you are not a grown up yet ;)
     
  15. iRabbit macrumors 6502

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    Being that it's thinner, I would think they did it to make it more durable/rugged.
     
  16. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    Very, very , very few have the phones already. Responses will be thin. You could read the reviews posted online by the various media outlets though.
     
  17. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    I think you're vastly underestimating the mental age of the majority of people on here.
     
  18. iExpensive macrumors 6502

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    I'm thinking quite the opposite while hoping for the best.
     
  19. LouieSamman macrumors 6502a

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    Because a glass back wasn't doing it So they went back to aluminum as it is lighter and more durable. Plus helps with reception or something like that.

    I personally like the design, The black iPhone 5 looks very sleek. Aluminum always looks nice so its very pleasing to see it back in the iPhone lineup. Plus it's not as slippery as glass which is a plus.
     
  20. dasx thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I live in a country (Spain) where the iPhone isn't gonna be in stores until the 28th.
    I don't see how being a grown up will make me don't care how it feels on my hand though.

    I guess that's your case when assuming everyone on here live in the States, right? :rolleyes:
     
  21. tigress666 macrumors 68040

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    Uh, since this is a very subjective thing, how do you expect to know without seeing yourself? What I find absolutely gorgeous, you might find butt ugly.

    For example several people seem to think the modern Nissan 350Z is good looking even though I think they're all on crack.
     
  22. dasx thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's why I'm asking for opinions mate. I just wanna know what people think about the new design. I don't want "the truth" about it, I just wanna know how users feel about it. I'm going to upgrade pretty much for sure but I still wanna see it in person and see what other buyers think of it.
     
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  24. tokiidokii macrumors regular

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    i like the new design and it def feels great in hand. however, i still have to praise apple in the design of the iphone4. i mean a phone that's mostly glass!? seriously it was just classy as hell! the iphone 5 is sexy tho :)
     

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