iPhone 4 corners to be less round?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Tears Apart, Nov 15, 2010.

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Squared corners on the iPhone?

  1. Yes - the edgier the better.

    16 vote(s)
    22.2%
  2. Not sure...

    2 vote(s)
    2.8%
  3. No - smooth, rounded corners are better.

    54 vote(s)
    75.0%
  1. Tears Apart, Nov 15, 2010
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    Tears Apart macrumors 6502a

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    Each new iPhone generation sported an edgier design, the latest being compared to a solid little brick.

    Personally, however, I would like it even more edgy! (As in "squared").

    In particular I would love the roundness at the corners to be much less accentuated, so to have a sharp rectangular shape.

    I was wondering how many would agree with such design! And how many do think Apple will go this way with the next iteration...

    Poll open.
     
  2. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

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    cool blog post bro

    pretty sure 99% of people are going to say they don't want a design any sharper
     
  3. Jumpman2033 macrumors regular

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    I have to say that i am pretty happy with the current physical design. The only thing i want changed in the next few year is the durability. I would eventually like to go without a case or screen protector without worry of big scratches on the glass and missing paint on the sides.
     
  4. tigress666 macrumors 68040

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    Uh, I think sharp corners = very bad idea. Anyone who carries their iphone in their pocket will agree I'm sure.

    And imagine trying to pick your phone up and getting it from the wrong angle... ow.
     
  5. Tears Apart thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't need to be 90 degrees sharp angles, but I think it could be much less rounded at the corners without any ergonomic issue.
     
  6. jamied95 macrumors 6502

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    It's uncomfortable to hold as it is. No more sharp edges. Pretty, yes. Practical, now.
     
  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    So am I. Leave it as is.
     
  8. Mliii macrumors 65816

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    I MUCH prefer the current rounded design. It slides into a pocket very easily. I wouldn't want anything sharper.
     
  9. crazytiger86 macrumors 6502

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    Blog post?? :confused:

    70.59% < 99% :rolleyes: :confused: :D
     
  10. Brandon Heat macrumors regular

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    It would be nice if there was a corner I could use to cut people with... It would be great for self defense... I could use an led flashlight program to disorient the offender, then go in for a deep cut... Then I could take a photo of the assailant... And then tag them after I upload to Facebook and tweet about my victory...
     
  11. Tears Apart thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If you think about it, so many phones out there have corners more squared than the iPhone 4, and still, being properly smudged, you would never think they are too sharp.
     
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    No way, I already find it uncomfortable to hold and it's the reason I use a case now.
     
  14. Tears Apart thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Or maybe it's the sharp edges which make it uncomfortable, not the corners?
     
  15. Peter.Howard macrumors regular

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    Personally I like the design as it is, the metal band makes it grippy (if that is even a word) to hold.

    The only slighty annoying thing, is the heat generated from the phone, rather than the shape of it when holding it to your ear or using it for extended periods.
     
  16. ajones46 macrumors 6502

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    I want the curved design back. All of my jeans have a faded, worn rectangle from where my iPhone 4 sits...

    I'd love the design of the new touch. Flat, but it tapers off to a nice curve. With edges too btw
     
  17. mKTank macrumors 68000

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    I think they're going to keep the current design. Apple seems to prefer to stick with designs for more than one generation when it comes to the iPod/iPhone lineup, probably for accessory inter-compatibility.
     
  18. F123D macrumors 68040

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    Round corners are fine. 4" screen is what I'm really looking for if there were a design change.
     
  19. daihard macrumors 6502a

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    Same here, especially because mine doesn't wear a case.
     
  20. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

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    Why would any sane person want sharp corners? :confused:

    Must be running out of ideas for thread titles.
     
  21. Tears Apart thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's a matter of design. And since (1) Apple is largely basing its success on design and (2) the smudged look of icon and hardware in time has meant a lot for Apple's image, I don't find that investigating the direction of Apple's design is secondary.
     
  22. vincenz macrumors 601

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    I don't think Apple will ever make a product that's completely with hard corners. It's just not in their design philosophy.
     
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    Maybe it's time for a change? The whole rounded white fad is sort of wearing thin.
     
  25. Tears Apart thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, and I think Apple's designers agree as well and are trying to slowly transition to a sharper design.
     

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