Just a quick discussion on iphone bodies.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lulla01, May 20, 2009.

  1. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    I remember the first gen iphone being a metal body. Then the 3g went to a plastic back. Now the supposed 3rd generation is rubber?? i dont get why apple is ruining their phone even more. Just some thoughts share yours please.
     
  2. AiralynRose macrumors 6502a

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    uh, why do you think it is going to be rubber?
     
  3. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    I "heard" the whole thing is going to be made of glass actually. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    the most recent rumor said it was going to have a rubber coated back... I'm not sure i buy it though.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    Rubber body? I think you can file that under nonsensical rumors.

    Advice to OP, don't believe everything you read/hear on the internet.

    As for the reason of going to a plastic body was to improve the 3g signal, which makes sense. metal can and does interfere with radio signals.
     
  6. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    You might want to stop reading the rumors. When they announce a new phone you can start the questions. For all we know it's made of styrofoam to keep it light. :eek:
     
  7. gr8whtd0pe macrumors 6502

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    maybe it will be carbon fiber then to keep it stong and light ;)
     
  8. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

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    No, folks. My friend who works for Apple says it is made from woven unicorn hair. This stuff is stronger than carbon fiber and its covered in glitter.
     
  9. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    Define 'quick'. Should this thread be closed soon?
     
  10. matttye macrumors 601

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    How dare he spread rumours on macrumors?!
     
  11. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    There is no such thing as a "quick discussion" regarding iPhone bodies ... and for any discussion turn your attention to the countless other threads on the overall design of the phone.
     
  12. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    I left it way too late this year to get into iPhone shape. Summer's already here and I still look like a G1.
     
  13. robothero macrumors 6502

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    Maybe it's just me, but a rubber back that doesn't scratch or leave fingerprints sounds like a step up, no?

    My curve has "rubber" along the sides and part of the back casing, guess which part is scratched to all hell and which part isnt? :p
     
  14. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    There are a lot of materials that wouldn't smudge or scrape that also wouldn't be very comfortable in your hand.

    And the back of my iPhone isn't scraped at all, except for the Apple logo, which scratches pretty easily.
     
  15. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    I would think a rubber backing would allow less heat to escape making the phone more prone to overheating.

    Am I mistaken?
     
  16. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    IMO, the back should still be plastic(if that's what enables optimum radio reception), but, instead of smooth & glossy, it should be textured, similar to the type that a metallic Incase Slider case has.
    That way, it'll be more grippy and it wouldn't be a fingerprint magnet, whilst still maintaining the stylish look of the first gen iPhone.
     
  17. PhxBlue macrumors regular

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    Well whatever Apple does I'm sure they will address the stress crack issues of the 3G. I dont think its too far fetched to think they may implement a rubbery soft grip type of casing.
     
  18. bigchief macrumors 6502a

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    Why do we call this website Macrumors?
     

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