iPhone4 should have the same design as the new iPod

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

  1. Storrow macrumors regular

    May 25, 2006
    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...
  2. phillipsteak macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2008
  3. Advil macrumors 6502a

    Oct 4, 2008
    more or less than my left hand?
  4. M-5 macrumors 65816


    Jan 4, 2008
    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

    Dec 8, 2008
    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 Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    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

    May 25, 2006
    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

    May 25, 2006
    no I didn't. I had no idea it would be that big. I am sorry I offended you.
  9. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    I don't see this being any better to use than the glass back of the iPhone 4
  10. Storrow thread starter macrumors regular

    May 25, 2006
    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

    Jun 2, 2006
    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

    Apr 22, 2005
    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


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    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

    Jun 2, 2006

    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

    Jun 18, 2010
    Rip City
    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

    Jun 26, 2010
    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

    Aug 2, 2010
    Sure, the back scratches but no one except the owner gives a **** about it.
  18. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030


    Jun 23, 2010

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


    Jun 4, 2007
    Yeah someone scratched a white semi square onto it.

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