I think its time to bring back the iPhone 4 design... yeah its time

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  1. BearsFan4Life88 macrumors member

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    All these bending reports. Anyone else think its time we went back to the iPhone 4/4S design, as that had no problems bending. Yeah I think we need to let Apple know we want that design in future iPhones.
     
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    What the problems with the back shattering when you dropped the phone.

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    The problem with the 4 and the 4S was that it had TWO panes of glass that could shatter, and I would argue that for some people, the shattered glass would make the 4 form factor unworthy to return to.

    I do agree that Apple needs to beef up the structural integrity, though.
     
  7. thefredelement macrumors 65816

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    How about a 4s design with sapphire glass , in 4" and 4.7" sizes, 2GB ram, 32GB starting storage and stereo speakers!

    I'll never forget Steve Jobs describing the 4 as something to the effect of 'holding an old Leica camera' - I like that feeling. ( I started with the 5 myself but love playing with a 4s, it just feels so damn substantial).
     
  8. rhylin macrumors member

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    I think its time to bring back the iPhone 4 design... yeah its time


    Lol you people who sit on your phone crack me up...
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Uhm no.

    If Apple is to bring any design back it should be the iPhone 5.
     
  10. OneMike macrumors 603

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    No way!

    I'm happy with my 6 plus. Worse "case" I could put a seidio surface on it to make more sturdy. It would still be more thin than a 4. I won't do that though
     
  11. eelw macrumors 6502a

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    But wonder how heavy and large a 6+ would feel if it was the same design and thickness of the 4?
     
  12. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

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    Nope I hated that design. Cold square and uncomfortable
     
  13. jbachandouris macrumors 601

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    No, it's not time. The pubic has already spoken. You're in the minority.
     
  14. madriven79 macrumors newbie

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    I am still using my 4s, been using it for 3 years now and it still feels and looks just like the day I bought it, plus it feels much better in my hands than the 5/6. I am holding on to the 4s until apple makes solid phone designs again.
     
  15. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    And my iPhone 5 is just like yours. Feels just fine in my hands and I love the fact that it's got the chamfered edges. The 2001 monolith effect is what majorly attracted me. The 5s doesn't have that with all that spaced out grey it's got. :D

    To each their own. I hate the 4/4s design, but it's good that we all have choice.
     
  16. andymodem macrumors 6502a

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    Personally I'd like to see the iPhone 6 style but in carbon fiber. :cool:
     
  17. julesgold macrumors regular

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    Sometimes I am thankful that Apple not always listens to what the consumers are saying. The guys at Blackberry did and look how that worked for them... Why would you want Apple to move backwards when they are moving forward? The iPhone 4s was cold, uncomfortable and the "sharp" edges were just really really uncomfortable. If you do not like the 6 or 6+ do not get them.
     
  18. Chorx macrumors regular

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    You don't anymore though? What changed your mind?
     
  19. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Whoops! Let me rephrase! I loved and continue to love that design!
     
  20. Chorx macrumors regular

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    I'm just picking on you, I love the design too ;)
     
  21. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    :mad:

    Let's be friends. :)
     
  22. jettrue macrumors regular

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    I liked 4 better than 5. I liked the aesthetic of the black glass, even though it was fragile. I hated holding the 5 bare, and love the rounded corners of the 6.
     
  23. cleirac macrumors 6502

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    It is time for me to quit this forum.

    I got my phone, iP6+. Love it. Perfect for me. Happy life. Time to move on. Goodbye, non-sense stupid craps, MR.

    Bring on the next iPhone/iPad/MacAir/new :apple: watch. Oh wait, no more checking the non-sense here. I'll follow my guts & instincts as usual. :D
     
  24. zhenya macrumors 603

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    I liked the design of the 4 just fine but as posted it was really prone to breaking the front and rear glass - and I remember at the time it was released how everyone felt it was hard to hold compared to the 3G. We've now come full circle with an aluminum phone that is quite like an improved first gen design that was well loved (or at least fondly remembered) and for the most part incredibly durable. I like the looks of the black 5 the best as I love anodized black aluminum and hard edges, but that chamfer was really delicate and the phone looked bad in no time without a case.

    Speaking of cases virtually every iPhone i ever see out and about is in a case so who really cares about the design when you put a cheap plastic case over it??
     
  25. stasha macrumors 6502

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    the PLUS is so confortable to handle,the 5s is beautiful but i dont like to handle it without my bulk case.
     

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