Is the back of white ip4 still air plane glass or did apple go out and go cheap?

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  1. metzy25 macrumors 6502a

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    Title says it all, I just have feeling apple made it cheaper, it feels nothing liketje black iPhone 4 does, the black one feels so good in the hand as white one doesn't feel as good. I waited out the whole time for the white one and I'm disappointed it isn't like the black one. Any thoughts?
     
  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    It could possibly be a UV protectant? I wasn't aware it felt different.
     
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  4. metzy25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It feels a lot different too me, and air plane glass in the glass on back of the phone, it's a harder glass too scratch
     
  5. iApples macrumors 65816

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    Do you mean the gorilla glass? As that is just on the front of the iPhone, not the back.
     
  6. gdjsnyder macrumors 6502a

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    My white iPhone 4 fell about 8 feet, from my deck to a wooden board under my hot tub. It fell right on the back glass, and I thought for sure it was donzo. But, when I picked it up - not a single scratch. You would never know I dropped it. When I had my black iPhone, it fell out of my coat at work onto tile flooring, about 2 feet, and it shattered, both the front and back. I have a feeling the white iPhone glass is better. Again, this is based purely on my experience, and I can not guarantee anything.
     
  7. metzy25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm starting too think the back isn't even glass, wouldn't you think any type of glass would break from that fall? I'm debating about going too a black iPhone 4 because of this, I'm not a fan of it, you'd think they would make it exactly the same beside the color
     
  8. MacosLover macrumors newbie

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    The iPhone is not gorilla glass. it is made out of cheap chinese glass.
     
  9. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    My understanding is that the white back is glas as well. However, you should go with what you like or think feels better. Just saying that the white iPhone has a glass back just like the iPhone black doesn't do justice if you think otherwise.
     
  10. metzy25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah it's some type of airplane glass, I hate too get rid of it since I love how clean the white is, has anyone dropped it before and have it shadder?
     
  11. mdavej macrumors newbie

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    According to Apple, they developed a new technology for the glass housing of the iPhone 4. It's called aluminosilicate glass, and is the sort of glass used in the windshields of high-speed trains and helicopters. I don't know if the back of the white model is any different or not.
     
  12. metzy25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is that new glass that they just started using? Or is that the glass they have been using the whole time?
     
  13. Tito Georgie macrumors 6502

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    Is not even glass dude. Is glass fiber. Not real glass.
     
  14. JetBlack7 macrumors 68020

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    They've been using it since the release of the iPhone 4 according to Apple ;)

    And remember, nothing is invincible in this world. Everything has a weakness.
     
  15. RebeccaL macrumors 6502a

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    Glass Fiber is something completely different and is opaque: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass_(fiber)

    And glass fiber does not cracks or shatter like glass.
     
  16. metzy25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah thats what i was going too say, there has too be something out with the iphone, even when you tape on the back of the white iphone 4 its a completely different tap sound then when you tape the back of the black iphone
     
  17. Dylon macrumors newbie

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    Yes, it's the exact same. I had my iPhone 4 white the day it came out. I forgot it was on my lap when I was getting out of my car, and it smacked the concrete. I had a crack from the bottom all the way to the camera. And a few small cracks coming from the larger crack. It's the exact same model, and the exact same phone. The only difference is the white color and a different color back due to the flash problems they were having.
     
  18. Vampire5003 macrumors 6502

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    Dude, that sucks. I know the glass is weak, but a buddy of mine works at the Apple Store and told me that the back of the iPhone 4 only costs you $29 to replace. They build the phone from the bottom up. A Genius Bar employee told me it was true when I was gonna buy the Speck pixelskin hd. He told me the front is $199 but the back is $29. So spending $30-50 dollars on a case doesn't make a lot of sense if the case isn't gonna protect the front. He recommended Otterbox Defender and other military grade cases.
     
  19. metzy25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    do you have a picture of it cracked? did shatter like the black one does or just crack? i also feel that the white one feels lighter then the black one, so maybe apple got lighter stronger glass for it?
     
  20. metzy25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i see you have a white iphone 4, how does the back of it feel too you?
     
  21. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    I have a white iPhone and the back seems the same as my friend's black one.
     
  22. metzy25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Alright thanks for sharing, idk why i have this feeling
     
  23. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Maybe the color is messing with your other senses. Enjoy the phone, it's a great one that you will love for a while (unless you want a new one when the next one arrives).
     
  24. Thisis macrumors newbie

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    # color :eek:
     
  25. metzy25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i had the black one for att about the time the white iphone came out but it got stolen and i loved the phone too death i would protect it like it was my baby lol, it just felt so perfect you know? and then i switched too verizon so i didnt have too pay full price for another iphone, and now i dont have the same feeling with the white one because the glass doesnt feel the same. im not sure what too do, maybe it is the color idk
     

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