iPhone 4 has seams - wah! who was the 1st person to complain?

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  1. Radio macrumors 68000

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    just curious now that the 'new iphone' also has seams can the people who complained about seams come out and say they were wrong :D

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  2. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    With the 4 it was the seams. This year it's the two-toned back.
     
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    I think it was the fact they weren't uniform
     
  4. Want300 macrumors 65816

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    Complaining about the seams? Which seams? The seams on the size bezel separating the antennas?

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    Yea, that makes sense. I never really noticed it until AntennaGate... And after that, I had a case until I got the 4S.

    ADDITIONAL: Funny thing is, I did not know they fixed the Antenna Issue on the 4S for several months. That is why I used the iFrogz Ultra Lean Case... I thought I needed one, so I bought the skinniest case I could find. It did look really good on the white iPhone though.

    I never understood why they only offered that case in Silver or White... and not black.
     
  5. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Yes. No one knew what they were when we saw the leaks and claimed they weren't Apple-like.

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    Who knows...it may serve a function internally/externally and we don't know, just like the seams on the 4 for the antenna.
     
  6. Radio thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The new iPhone still has disruptions on its side profile
     
  7. lowbelly macrumors member

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    Why would the iPhone 5 make them wrong? It has ugly seams again, doesn't prove anything.
     
  8. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    The guys at Gizmodo when they released the iPhone 4 leak story. They thought the gaps were not Apple-like.
     
  9. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    We know they serve a function
     
  10. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    That's my point.
     
  11. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a

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    I dont think I was the very first person to complain about them. But I sure as hell didn't like them when I first saw the leaked photos of them. I admit I appreciates the look though after Steve Jobs how the design was spectacular or something like that lol
     
  12. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    Using "un-Apple-like" in a sentence to explain why you don't think a product is a legit Apple leak makes you wrong from that point on, at least in my book. Apple has chained their style many, MANY times over the last decade for statements like that to be of any merit.

    Here's another thought. We literally have never (speaking iPhone here) seen actual parts leaks that turned out to be fake...
     
  13. lazard macrumors 65816

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    people aren't complaining about the two-toned back, they're complaining because its an elongated 4S.
     
  14. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    There have been complaints in every direction. Two-toned, elongated, not different enough, still has hardware home button, etc.

    People see the leak, are not immediately in love with it, so they either complain, think of justifications for it not to be real, or a combination of the two.
     
  15. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    And this happens every single year regardless of what iPhone we're talking about.
     
  16. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    So true!
     
  17. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Yeah, it's fun to look back at the April 2010 threads on the leaked iPhone 4, such as this one.

    Common comments in such threads were:

    • It looks too industrial.
    • It looks like a Zune.
    • Apple would never have asymmetric seams. Or seams at all!
    And the most heard comment:

    • It doesn't look like an Apple design.
    Of course, they were right. It was influenced by what Apple thought Sony would do :)

    What I never understood was Jobs trying to compare the iPhone 4 to a Leica. I wonder if he was actually thinking of the coming model, which... with its three back case bands... evokes memories of old camera bodies with smooth top/bottom and rougher middle:

    leica.png
     
  18. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    I'm guessing he ment this model:
     

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  19. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020

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    Gizmodo originally wrote:

    Which was not really complaining and in fact pretty accurate.

    A lot of the Gizmodo commenters were complaining however.
     
  20. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    Bumper cases to the rescue! :D
     

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