iPhone 5: What material do you want?

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  1. JASApplications macrumors 65816

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    What material would you prefer the back of the iPhone 5 be made of? Stick with glass? Maybe Aluminium?
     
  2. Duckit macrumors regular

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    I would like the iPhone 5 to stick with the glass. I just think it makes the iPhone feel premium IMO.
     
  3. JASApplications thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Quite easy to drop though and I don't really like the fingerprints.
     
  4. aztooh macrumors 6502a

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    Plastic, preferably of the soft-touch variety.

    Hate the 4 form factor, and glass would mean sticking with it, i.e flat back, harsh edges. Aluminum? Seems likely to dent easily and probably a bit more slippery.
     
  5. iEnvy macrumors 65816

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    I want a back just like the iPad. That would feel great as a phone.
     
  6. Bloodraw850 macrumors 6502

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    Agree, I think iPad 2 like design and back would be awesome :D
     
  7. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    aluminum please...

    plastic cracks
    glass breaks
     
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    Mild steel (less brittle than carbon steel) with a scratch-resistant ceramic gunkote (eliminates the need for stainless steel, partially offsetting extra finishing cost), choice of flavors (can be virtually any color, and patterns, e.g. digital camo for military issue iM5).
     
  10. aztooh macrumors 6502a

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    And aluminum dents
     
  11. Harvey Specter macrumors regular

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    Metal. I'm imagining like a mini iPad 1 back on the iPhone 5
     
  12. HussamRaed macrumors regular

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    looooooool
     
  13. korndawg macrumors regular

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    Plastic feels cheap for a premium device like the iphone. I prefer metal but if they could come up with a stronger glass, that'd be fine too.
     
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    I'm not a big fan of metal so either some good quality plastic or stronger glass as someone suggested. Actually I'd prefer stronger glass
     
  15. Yumunum macrumors 65816

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    I'd want good strong plastic.

    Or even better... Liquid metal ;)
     
  16. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    i dropped my 1st gen and it didn't dent much. it mainly left marks but at least the entire back didn't shatter or have cracks :rolleyes:
     
  17. ABCDEFGHIJKLMAO macrumors member

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    definately dont want them to have tempered glass back anymore..
     
  18. aztooh macrumors 6502a

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    Cute :rolleyes: face. IMO, not denting is worse..that means all the energy from the hit is being transferred to the internals. And not sure why you mention the back shattering, I don't have a 4 and want nothing to do with a glass back
     
  19. Reach9 macrumors 68020

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    Anything but glass.

    I was thinking Liquid Metal.
     
  20. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816

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    You sir, read my mind.
     
  21. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    Skin... generated from human cells preferably... in several layers, of course.

    I liked the iPad 2 back, iPhone original and glass. I like all four.
     
  22. kazmac macrumors 601

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    yes please...

    Ditto acfusion's comment :)
     

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