iPhone 4 bezel - shiny or brushed?

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  1. orson3g macrumors member

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    Sorry if this has been asked, I couldn't find it in a search. I'd just like to know if the bezel is shiny or brushed metal on the iPhone 4. Thanks.
     
  2. poot1234 macrumors member

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    The band around the phone looks to be brushed.
     
  3. bleighv macrumors regular

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    What he said.
     
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    I believe either SJ himself or the MacRumors dude that was typing the livechat during the keynote said that it was brushed.
     
  6. orson3g thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for this info. If it's brushed, it means I won't have to get a case or a bumper.
     
  7. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    The guy that got the iPhone early said that the plastic part of this phone is very scratch prone.
     
  8. mgmusicman94 macrumors 6502a

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    I think the bumper is more for protecting from impacts, not scratches, even if the bezel was shiny.
     
  9. poot1234 macrumors member

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    What plastic part?
     
  10. phantomsd macrumors 6502

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    Probably whatever is in between the glass and the steel band...
     
  11. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    That os what I mean.
     
  12. poot1234 macrumors member

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    Ahhhh gotcha, yeah, if that's the same stuff as on the other iPhones, I would imagine that it is.
     
  13. mgmusicman94 macrumors 6502a

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    I thought there wasnt any plastic. I thought the glass went all the way up to the metal.
     
  14. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    The iPhone 4 doesn't have a metal bezel, just a stainless steel band. I'm looking forward to seeing how scratch-resistant it is since the glass is difficult to scratch.
     
  15. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    There is a teeny plastic band around the glass to prevent the glass edge from chipping or slicing your hand open. You will appreciate it when your hand is not bleeding :)
     
  16. twitchtwice macrumors member

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    its a stainless band that almost looks like the macbook pro line :D
     
  17. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    I thought that was rubber. I think it is, from the way that little strands keep sticking out on my iPad.
     
  18. mgmusicman94 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, it's plastic. Since the glass isnt flush with the metal, it doesnt need that gasket.
     
  19. danpass macrumors 68020

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    From the apple site it was looking to me like a satin finish, not entirely shiny but not entirely brushed either.
     
  20. Brien macrumors 68020

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    I don't really understand why they didn't just extend the band to be flush with the glass. They could have even given the band a slight curve for ergonomics too, so it'd still look just as thin.
     
  21. harry*333 macrumors 6502a

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    I think that the stainless steel band is actually anodized that way it would fit in with all the other products apple sells
     
  22. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    I think it's the MacBook Pro (along with other products) finish. It's fairly scratch resistant.
     
  23. harry*333 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes and the macbook pros and other aluminum bodies are all anodized
     
  24. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    The MacBook Pro, iPad, etc. use aluminum, though. For the band on the iPhone 4 Apple is using special-engineered stainless steel. I don't know if stainless steel is typically anodized, though there is definitely a distinction between anodized aluminum and stainless steel.
     
  25. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    So you don't cut your hand?
     

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