Next iPhone. Glass back or not? Poll.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by apolloa, Jul 9, 2011.

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Do you want the next iPhone to have a glass back?

  1. Yes, I do want a glass back.

    66 vote(s)
    40.2%
  2. No, I don't want a glass back.

    98 vote(s)
    59.8%
  1. apolloa macrumors G4

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    Over on 9to5mac, they have a poll on this so thought it would be fun to set one up on here. Comment your thoughts...



    I personally do not want the glass back, apparently it's not gorilla glass. Mine has scratched and what is really annoying is the camera glass is scratched. I want a liquid metal back and the camera glass recessed.

    What do you guy's say?
     
  2. flipster, Jul 9, 2011
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    flipster macrumors 6502a

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    I think it looks sexy. Liquid metal would be interesting though..

    Aluminum is played out and old now, plus it scratches and dents like a bitch

    I voted yes because I actually really like the glass design. Wouldn't mind it for another year or two.

    But, there has been talk that the next Macbook Pro might actually be liquid metal, it wouldn't surprise me if the iPhone in 2012 would be liquid metal. As for right now, they'll most likely keep the glass, which is perfectly fine.
     
  3. wxman2003, Jul 9, 2011
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    I voted yes since I own the iPhone 4 and have no intention of getting the iphone 5. And make it easily removable and include spare battery.
     
  4. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Glass back FTW.
    Unless it went back to metal, but I doubt that because of signal, antenna placement etc.
    PLEASE no plastic back like the 3G/S.
     
  5. BlindMellon macrumors 65816

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    Glass, yes, if they went with Gorilla Glass. Otherwise, anything but.
     
  6. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    Glass? No, thanks.

    Cadmium+tungsten+molybdenum+technetium+carbon alloy would be interesting.
     
  7. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    I simply want something with a matte finish to help with fingerprints
     
  8. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I wouldn't mind switching from glass if they went to metal/aluminium.
    If they went back to plastic, hell no keep the glass.
     
  9. mousouchop macrumors 6502a

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    You'd think if they keep the external antena like on the 4, that they could make the whole back metal without interference.

    I believe there are after market replacement backs for the 4 that do just that actually.
     
  10. ctbear macrumors 6502a

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    Heck no...I hate the glass back...scratches easily, breaks easily, attracts fingerprints.
    Please go back to round back, like in 3GS.
     
  11. apolloa, Jul 9, 2011
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    apolloa thread starter macrumors G4

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    I've got a Sandisk liquid metal USB drive and it's hard as nails! Hardly any scratches on it at all after a few years, would be perfect IMO. Silver or black liquid metal, recessed camera gorilla glass, the same metal band around the sides that the iPhone 4 has made of the same metal as present, with the aerials sorted and the same gorilla glass front.
     
  12. Certinfy macrumors 6502a

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    I sure hope so. I would take anything over plastic, even ice if that was possible.
     
  13. tekker macrumors regular

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    Glass? So I can pay more money so they can replace it? No thanks.
     
  14. 2ndchancephones macrumors regular

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    I voted yes for personal reasons...I sell different colored back glass to people, so I REALLY want them to keep it...LOL
     
  15. FX4568 macrumors 6502

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    I want them to use adamantium as they did with wolverine.

    On a serious note: No, unless its gorilla
     
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    I thought Apple was stealing that unobtanium from those blue amazons...
     
  17. Dmunjal macrumors 65816

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    No glass please. How many who like the glass put a cover on it? At that point, it's just extra weight. Scratch-proof metal would be nice.
     
  18. BlindMellon, Jul 9, 2011
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  19. acurafan macrumors 6502a

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    apple needs to make the next iphone work, not pretty! it's not a phone if the antenna's don't work.
     
  20. james92se macrumors 6502a

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    I guess I'm in the minority but I want a simple clean beveled aluminum back like on the iPad.
     
  21. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    Take an iPhone 4 but give it a white liquid metal back with a recessed camera lens made out of Gorilla Glass and we have a deal.
     
  22. mikelegacy macrumors 65816

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    Totally glass. Nothing looks nicer than glass.
     
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  24. helloimD4NNY macrumors regular

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    I'm fine with the glass back but would prefer the aluminum back like the OG iPhone. I say OG iPhone back > iPhone 4 back > iPhone 3G/3GS back.
     
  25. ESPN macrumors regular

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    Glass shows the superior industrial quality of the phone so I chose to stick with it.
     

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