New Comparison Photo of Matte iPhone Enclosure?

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacRumors, May 29, 2009.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    In February, the first images depicting the back casing of an unreleased iPhone began circulating around the Internet. The images showed a matte finish to the casing, but looked otherwise identical to the current iPhone enclosure. Recently-posted rumors now suggest that we could indeed see a matte casing for the next generation iPhone.

    A new image we obtained is embedded above and shows the same matte case beside the current iPhone 3G, which is housed in a shinier plastic casing. The side-by-side image shows the clear difference between the two finishes. We have no further evidence that this case necessarily represents what the next iPhone will look like, but it does seem to be consistent with circulating rumors.

    Apple is expected to launch a new iPhone this summer and may announce details at WWDC in early June.

    Article Link: New Comparison Photo of Matte iPhone Enclosure?
  2. waynesun macrumors regular


    Feb 25, 2006
    The matte looks great. Personally, I think it's an upgrade from the gloss. Time will tell though. Come sooner please, WWDC.
  3. derek1984 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 5, 2008
  4. Pugpuppydude macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2008
    Matte all the way. That gossy trash surface would probably scratch so easily.
    Ya glossy might look cool for the first week but after it is scratched it will be very unattractive.
  5. iOrlando macrumors 68000

    Jul 20, 2008
    i like the matte better. the shiny just gets too dirty and i think the matte looks more "fresh" and "crisp" then the shiny.

    I dont think i will get a casing for the matte version. Bad for case makers..
  6. mBox macrumors 68020

    Jun 26, 2002
    nice but I already have a matte finish thanks to my Contour Hard-Shell case. That suckers been a life-saver for numerous drops.
    Still looking forward to an upgrade.
  7. puliaficoc20 Guest

    Oct 15, 2008
    This is going to be great. I am going to have an iphone without having to mod it that matches my bike. All blacked out no chrome and matte finish. Soon hopefully my car to.
  8. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    Oh great a whole different set of matte vs. glossy threads will be born.

    I'll be interested in how the matte feels and responds to finger grease etc.
  9. 20MusicDude13 macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2009
    I like the shiny back better. I love shiny things :D
  10. swb1192 macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2007
    Imagine if after all of these rumors and projections, no iPhone is intro'd at WWDC? Or if they wait until the last part of the keynote? (That would be some intense suspense).
  11. alexacker macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2007
  12. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2007
  13. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2009
    St. Louis, MO
    Is is the photo, or does the Matte look a tad shorter and thinner?
  14. Surely Guest


    Oct 27, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Hey, if this helps to stop all of the dropped calls, then I'm sold. :rolleyes:
  15. chrmjenkins macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2007
    The matte looks better. I'll especially like it if it has the light rubber grippy kind of feel. A side-by-side shows us the screen size should stay the same, it would appear. I was hoping for a slightly larger screen :(
  16. jlanganki macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2009
    Maybe it's a rubberized case so you can drop it and it will just bounce? That would be nice so you don't have to buy your own protective case.
  17. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2009
    St. Louis, MO
    With Matte, you can say no to crack(s).

    That's Apple's new slogan. You heard it here first.
  18. iPaf macrumors regular

    Aug 6, 2008
    Man, this thing is sublime! Talk about sex appeal... this is not a Zune HD :p
  19. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Apr 6, 2005
    how is this "mind blowing"?
  20. Andruw91 macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2008
    I wasn't sure about the Matte but now I must say seeing them side by side, that it looks pretty cool
  21. harry20larry macrumors 6502a


    Aug 14, 2008
    don't like matte at all, i think it lowers the overall appeal of the phone because it makes it looks cheap and nasty.
    On the other hand, if it was metal it would be lovely
  22. rikers_mailbox macrumors 6502a

    Sep 27, 2003
    i was going to say the same thing .. shorter and thinner. Though thinner, maybe not. The photo looks to be a comparison of the Matte backing laid next to a full-up 3G, the bezel and glass adding to the total thickness. The camera hole is empty on the Matte and filled on the 3G backing.

    I hope the matte is actually a grippy surface. Not necessarily rubberized, i think that would tend to pick up gunk.

    my 1st-gen iPhone is about to get upgraded. The Home button action is spotty , not very responsive.
  23. swb1192 macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2007
    Hmm I don't think Apple would admit and publicize their last design was faulty.:rolleyes:
  24. iOrlando macrumors 68000

    Jul 20, 2008
    #24 mean you dont want to see visible screws??? whats wrong with you
  25. Macminiintel macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2007
    the matte looks good from the photos, but to me it looks sorta like its rubberized coating if anyone gets me. I prefer apple products what are glossy and shinny. I'll put the back of my current white 16GB iPhone on the new generation, when I get it that is lol

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