iPhone 4 steel wraparound = future problem?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by edtorious, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. edtorious macrumors 65816

    edtorious

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2007
    Location:
    San Diego, California
    #1
    So that steel antenna around the iPhone, I wonder what to keep it from peeling off the iPhone or will it expand due to heat from the iPhone?:confused: Hopefully it's wrap around tightly on the iPhone that no moisture will get in it.
     
  2. Harmush macrumors 6502a

    Harmush

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2008
    Location:
    Liverpool
    #2
    I really doubt you have anything to worry about!!
     
  3. Nykwil macrumors 65816

    Nykwil

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2002
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #3
    i dont think, during the design process, apple decided to skimp on the quality of the stainless steel band. Steve said the band is what gives the iPhone it's structural integrity.

    Honestly didn't see how anyone (until Apple) has not decided to pioneer this design yet. Hiding an external antenna into the body of the device. Form AND function.

    It's known that putting an antenna internal reduces it's radio quality and that companies have only done so to make phones look aesthetically pleasing.

    Now we have an external antenna and a damn sexy looking phone.

    I hope apple patented it
     
  4. vizkiz macrumors 6502a

    vizkiz

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2008
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    #4
    It's part of the chassis, it's not going anywhere.
     
  5. RichL macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2007
    Location:
    Chicago
    #5
    Why would you hope they patented it?

    I hope other phone companies follow their lead if it works well.

    You sound like gollum from LotR
     
  6. Apple-NoEscape macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    #6
    We'll see about that
    *gets out hammer and chisel*
     
  7. sammich macrumors 601

    sammich

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2006
    Location:
    Sarcasmville.
    #7
    Peeling off? Is the band a sticker or something? Granted someone has to ask this question...eventually, but really a steel band...peeling off? And the other iPhones has metal in them, they didn't peel off?
     
  8. Mugambo macrumors 6502

    Mugambo

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2009
    #8
    OP, seriously? peeling off steel? Haven't you come across steel in your daily life that you're wondering if steel peels off? I seriously HOPE you are not a student!
     
  9. colourtheatre macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2010
    #9
    this phone sounds like a miniscule weapon. photons shooting out from cameras and signals from the side etc (i kid, i kid). i wonder if there's any health detriments?
     
  10. Geckotek macrumors G3

    Geckotek

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
    #10
    You obviously haven't:
    1) Looked at the Gizmodo teardown
    2) Looked at the Vietnam phone teardown
    3) Looked at the Apple videos
     
  11. F123D macrumors 68040

    F123D

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Location:
    Del Mar, CA
    #11
    I don't see any problems with the construction of this phone. Only thing I'm going to keep an eye on is the scratch resistance of the glass case.
     
  12. Apple-NoEscape macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    #12
    It can't microwave us any more than everything else in our daily lifes.
     
  13. Mugambo macrumors 6502

    Mugambo

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2009
    #13
    True, imagine every wireless device around us doing slow harm.
     
  14. sammich macrumors 601

    sammich

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2006
    Location:
    Sarcasmville.
    #14
    Actually, it might be better because it can send out signals more efficiently, then it might not need as high a signal strength to begin with.
     
  15. colourtheatre macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2010
    #15
    sorry. i just have this imagery of iPhone users (ie humanity) looking like silver surfers. sleek.
     
  16. Apple-NoEscape macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    #16
    Well if we keep this constant bombardment of radio waves up maybe eventually we will evolve into that :D
     
  17. asleep macrumors 68040

    asleep

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2007
  18. gescom macrumors regular

    gescom

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2007
    Location:
    Westerville, OH.
    #18
    During the keynote at WWDC they showed the makeup of the frame and it is the body of the phone. You would have a better chance of your head falling off before that peeled apart.
     
  19. oplix Suspended

    oplix

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Location:
    New York, NY
    #19
    I'm pretty sure during the Keynote, the stainless steel was described to be "Extremely durable and strong" or something very close to that. Really though, it's an Apple product. Why would it be an issue?
     

Share This Page