iPhone prototype

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  1. ChrisGonzales90 macrumors 6502a

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    do you think the seams could very well be that we can now switch out the plastic plates for any color?
     
  2. fadij macrumors newbie

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    no! apple doesn't let you customize anything.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    No

    when was the last time apple gave you the option to pick a color on their products?

    Back during the G3 iMac days (10 years ago)
     
  4. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    What plastic plates?
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    I think Jobs prescribes to Henry Ford's idea of choice
    "Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black"

    :p
     
  6. ChrisGonzales90 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Actully I was thinking more of interchangeable colors. Get a set of the plates (the bezel) and just plop them on.

    The plates could even ship with the phone or sepreate for $9.99 or something
     
  7. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    It just doesn't feel like Apple and wouldn't give them that much revenue, thus it will not happen.
     
  8. fadij macrumors newbie

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    that's the most ridiculous thing i have ever seen on this forum...

    this isn't Nokia...this is Apple...

    plus that's tacky and cheap as hell!
     
  9. ChrisGonzales90 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    you said, this is apple. so if they were to do this, they will do it right.
     
  10. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    How do you do right though? Other makers have tried it and well, they never did it right. You can't make it right, it just makes your product feel cheap.
     
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  12. vizkiz macrumors 6502a

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    Have you seen the prototype pictures? Based on this thread, I'd say no.

    There is no plastic. It's aluminum and glass (maybe ceramic for the back cover). Also, the metal frame is part of the chassis, it's not removable.

    That being said, there will be case manufactures that will sell colored covers for the frame.
     
  13. ChrisGonzales90 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    those can always be changed out.

    and cases is NOT the issue here/.
     
  14. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Have you seen the disassembled 4G?? No, it' can't be changed out. It's the center of the entire assembly.
     
  15. vizkiz macrumors 6502a

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    No they can't. Like I said, they're part of the chassis.

    Correction, maybe they can, but it would require completely disassembling the phone and voiding your warranty.
     

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