iPhone design: Original thru 6- Which is your fav?

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  1. indychris macrumors 6502

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    I just pulled out my 4s out of the case it's been sitting in for the last three years or so that I could use it exclusively as a wifi remote for my projection system while teaching. I'm telling you, I just fell in love with the design of that phone all over again.

    The glass front and back...

    The brushed stainless look of the frame...

    The round volume buttons...

    The sheer symmetrical beauty of the shape matched with the contrast of the front/back with the frame...


    Of all the iPhones I've owned, I think clearly this is my favorite look/feel.

    So which design is your favorite over the years?
     
  2. iHeartsteve macrumors 65816

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    The 5 series...I loved the black on black. Not a fan of the white bands on the 6 but will upgrade for the improved battery life and screen. I hope the 7 combines designs and stats. When the 5 and 5s gold came out, I had to have it. Now, I want a larger screen but am not entirely in love with the design of the back.
     
  3. koigirl macrumors 6502a

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    4s (because it came in white) and 5/5s (chamfered edge/thinner/elegant). 4 series looked like a Leica camera and 5 series like a piece of jewelry. I love my 6 Plus but not for its design (although I do really like the curved glass....)
     
  4. Starfyre macrumors 68030

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    Was the 5 series. The glass panels, thinner antenna lines... everything screamed luxury.

    Now it is the 6 series. Despite the antenna lines, I think its the sleekest one yet after seeing the thickness of the 5 in store.
     
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    Kariya macrumors 68000

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    4/4S has been the highlight of the series. Then 5/5S. Slate 5 looks-wise, and general 5S reliability-wise.
     
  6. wlossw macrumors 6502a

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    5 wore terribly. I liked the looks of the 4/4s, but the feel of my new 6 is bang on. Too bad it's got those fugly plastic bands....
     
  7. Charadis macrumors 6502a

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    4/4s, toughest, classiest smartphone design ever built. Sent from my iPad.
     
  8. JayIsAwesome macrumors 65816

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    The 4/4S design is still my favorite. That thing was nothing short of beautiful. The black iPhone 5 and gold 5S are also up there too. Both looked sooooo damn classy. And you guys already know how I feel about the space gray 6/6+ #
     
  9. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    Excluding screen size, the 4/4S were my favorite. Those things were built like tanks despite the glass backs
     
  10. Starfyre, Oct 2, 2014
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    What do you feel about the space gray 6/6+?

    I like the iPhone 6 also because it reminds me of first gen ipod touch.
     
  11. Bobo03 macrumors regular

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    First gen and the 4.

    3G was the worst. I kind of like the 5, but the tall screen looks odd.
     
  12. Tubamajuba macrumors 68000

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    The 6 and 6 Plus are my favorite. The curved glass adds so much to the appearance, in my opinion.
     
  13. Fredo C macrumors member

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    4/4S for me. Was recently looking at a coworker's black 4S and was blown away by the beauty and quality.
     
  14. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    The 6 series is reminiscent of the original model except the 6 screen feels like egg shell. :mad:
     
  15. cababah macrumors 68000

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    For me, it's a close call between the White 4S and the Black 5...I think the Black 5 edges it out though in sleekness.
     
  16. munakib macrumors 6502

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    Why the 4S and not the 4white? :S
     
  17. JayIsAwesome macrumors 65816

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    IMO the space gray 6/6+ is absolutely stunning. Easily the best looking out of the 6/6+ models IMO.
     
  18. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    I loved the white 4S I had, but honestly the 6 is just so much beyond any of the previous models, and it's not even close.
     
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    5s has been my fav design of all the iPhone's
     
  21. vi2867 macrumors 6502

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    To me the newest is always the best. It always makes the previous one look old.
     
  22. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    I might like that form factor on a 4.7 inch screen, but I'm happier with the 6 design.
     
  23. ajm222 macrumors 6502a

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    6, no question. Super thin, metal body, rounded edges, curved screen, sapphire camera lense and home button, huge screen. Winner.
     
  24. saltd macrumors 6502a

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    5S-the touch ID home BUTTON puts it over the top. I miss the square edges.
     
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