iPhone4 should have the same design as the new iPod

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Storrow, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. Storrow macrumors regular

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    1. I doubt it would have the reception issue
    2. no issued with the back glass breaking - it's a cell phone, considering how much cell phones are used, it's function over form in my opinion. The retina display of the iphone 4 is amazing, but the current design with the glass front and back that scratch and break so easily belong in a museum not my pocket.

    and just to get it over with...
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  2. phillipsteak macrumors member

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  3. Advil macrumors 6502a

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    more or less than my left hand?
     
  4. M-5 macrumors 65816

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    Are you serious? The glass back that scratches....do you think the shiny chrome of the iPod touch won't scratch or what?

    And the iPod touch also has a glass front. If it's strictly function over form for you, then just invest in a really tough case. Most people love the design of the iPhone 4 and aren't constantly dropping the device.
     
  5. Branskins macrumors 65816

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    Plus iPod touches always feel to light to me. I like the weighty expensive feel of the iPhone. I think the iPhone 4 has a perfect form factor and it feels just dense enough in the hands.

    So I strongly disagree. I prefer the weight of the iPhone 4 vs the light iPod touch
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Did you start this thread just to post that ridiculous graphic?
    Edit: Thanks to the mods for the timg
     
  7. Storrow thread starter macrumors regular

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    i guess you are right. i stand corrected.

    But the glass on the front is not as scratch resistant as advertised. I have a screen protector on mine and I baby it and I have noticed the home button is scratched more than the entire face of a 3gs after about a year of normal use without a screen protector.
     
  8. Storrow thread starter macrumors regular

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    no I didn't. I had no idea it would be that big. I am sorry I offended you.
     
  9. saving107 macrumors 603

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    I don't see this being any better to use than the glass back of the iPhone 4
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  10. Storrow thread starter macrumors regular

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    I said previously that I stand corrected. I am not an engineer either so maybe the reception issue would be worse.
     
  11. aleni macrumors 68020

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    my iPod Touch's back has scratches all over the body like it's been harassed by a pedophile.

    if iPhone 4's back is made of a metal and then you drop it and the front glass is breaking, what's the use?
     
  12. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    Aside from the metal back issue, the phone needs more volume for the cell radio, GPS, and bigger battery that is a practical necessity due to the power required to operate said radio. The 5MP camera and LED flash on the phone also necessitate a thicker device.
     
  13. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I wholeheartedly disagree. The iPhone 4's glass back is a lot more scratch resistant than the chrome back on any previous iPod. The design is just right. It feels great in the hand and looks unbelievable. I think they hit the jackpot with the iPhone 4 even with the reception issues.
     
  14. aleni macrumors 68020

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    +1

    apple logo on my 3GS scratched on first day use, but the apple logo on my iPhone 4 is still shiny as new, and no scratch at all so far. i don't use skin.
     
  15. Stein357 macrumors 6502

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    I haven't scratched the back of my iPhone 4 yet, but my iPod Touch with it's chrome back is toast.
     
  16. simple20 macrumors regular

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    What about an iphone 2g style back. I think chrome is ugly as ****.

    Funny story though, I was thinking the exact sme thing. The new touch looks hot.
     
  17. Bandolier macrumors 6502a

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    Sure, the back scratches but no one except the owner gives a **** about it.
     
  18. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    What?:confused:

    GTFOH, home button scratched lol.
     
  19. marksman macrumors 603

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    Yeah someone scratched a white semi square onto it.
     

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