iPhone 8 Rear Glass

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Resist, Sep 16, 2017.

  1. Resist macrumors 68030

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    I thought the reason Apple got rid of glass on the rear was because too many people were breaking them, now they've brought glass back? I wish they'd make up their mind. Why don't they go back to a curved back too, at least that was more comfortable to hold. Or a straight edge again. All this back and forth is ridiculous, pick a design and improve it with each new release.
     
  2. bambooshots macrumors 65816

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    ...wat?
     
  3. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

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    The iPhone 4 had an all glass rear. The iPhone 5 had a partial glass rear.

    There is enough screen breakage that occurs, we don't need to to worry about breaking the rear glass now too.
     
  4. Appl3FTW macrumors 603

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    i would hate to see the same iphone every year. so yah I disagree.
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I'm not sure if you're aware of this or not, but part of the reason for the glass backing, is for wireless charging capabilities. Being that other smart phone manufacturers offer this, this likely was a necessary step for Apple in that direction to offer the freedom of wires, now that so we can charge your Apple Watch, iPhone and AirPods on the same charging mat.
     
  6. pat500000 Suspended

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    Hey Relentless, do you know if cases like Otterbox or whatever interferes with charging?
     
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I think it's going to depend on the type Of case if it will affect the wireless charging or not. If it's a thicker case like OtterBox or Defender, it might interfere with it, because Those cases has almost 3 layers of protection. I would imagine Apple tested some of their own OEM cases, which if they're not too thick, I would imagine they would work normally without interfering with the charging. But I think we will see a lot of hands-on tests once the AirPower is closer to launch.
     
  8. pat500000 Suspended

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    Hmm. We'll definitely have to see once airpower comes out. I would love to see ifixit do some internal exploring....might give us some better understanding of the charging.
     
  9. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I get that, but they didn't have to use glass and could have gone back to a plastic rear. Nothing ruins your day more than dropping your iPhone and have the front and back crack. But then again, Apple knows this.
     
  10. JoeyD74 macrumors 6502

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    The glass back looks much better than plastic does for a high end phone.
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    The part that I dont like its if you break the back glass then you need to pay the replacement fee of $350-400 for the new iphone.
    Before with the iphone 4/4S if the back glass cracked it was an easy $40 back plate replacement fee.
    Phones get dropped all the time and I know the front screen is fragile but to cost that much for breaking the back and a front screen is less than half of that. Doesnt make much sense.
     
  12. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Not if it's cracked
     
  13. pat500000 Suspended

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    Even with apple care plus???
     
  14. ABC5S Suspended

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    Then don’t crack it. Put a case on it. Clear thin case if you like.
     
  15. Yogosans14 macrumors regular

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    This is a non issue....I rock either a clear case to see the beauty of the back or use the Apple leather case which feels and looks amazing.

    Now people who want to rock there phone naked are obviously going to run into some problems...
     
  16. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    Fashion always repeats itself.
     
  17. Analog Kid macrumors 601

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    I'd recommend not doing this. You'll find that most high tech equipment works better when it hasn't been dropped.
     
  18. JoeyD74 macrumors 6502

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    It doesn’t come cracked
     
  19. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If you buy AppleCare plus then it's $99 per incident.
    2 repairs max per device as usual with AppleCare plus coverage.

     
  20. pat500000 Suspended

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    Geez....even with apple care...it's better than dishing up 300s.
     
  21. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yep, $129 for the i8, $149 for the plus and $199 for the iPhone x to purchase AppleCare plus though;)
    Kinda steep.

     
  22. Mansu944 macrumors 6502

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    Have you been bummed out for the last 3 years than?
     
  23. Billburns macrumors 6502

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    True but you know what doesn’t look good

    When the back glass shatters from a 1 foot drop
     
  24. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

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    That's what I said too! And even with a case, the impact shock can still crack the glass.
     
  25. iOSUser7 macrumors 6502a

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    What about just taking care of your device ? The iPhone 8 is an electronic device, it’s not supposed to be dropped multiple times so obviously Apple won’t design their phone so that it’s primary function is to cover your mistakes of dropping it.

    If this is what you are looking for buy something like a Galaxy S7 Active or just put a bulky case on your iPhone and that’s it, problem solved.
     

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