Old Silver Bezel Gone...Finally!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by donster28, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. donster28 macrumors 65816

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    Being one of the lucky ones eligible for an upgrade to the iPhone 4, I am excited that I can finally own an iPhone without that dreaded silver bezel! Gone are the tiny scratches that make the iPhone look like crap.

    I am happy with brushed metal surrounding the iPhone 4...are you?
     
  2. Motionblurrr macrumors 6502

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    To be honest, I actually liked the chrome bezel the previous iPhones had. It was the shiniest looking bezel I've seen and other competitors incorporated that design into their phones--except it looked much cheaper and dull.

    I thought it was classy but you're 100% right in it being a heavy wear piece that scuffs as soon as you breathe on it.

    I like the new transition into brushed steel look. Very very industrial yet not offensive.
     
  3. donster28 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i hear ya! :)
     
  4. Built macrumors 68020

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    I always keep mine in a Contour black polycarb case, so it's protected, but I do like the new look.
     
  5. wingnut8 macrumors 65816

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    So glad it's gone. It's really the one reason I keep my phone in a case. The bezel just scratches so easily now.
     
  6. donster28 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Even with a polycarb case, mine unfortunately scratched as time went. It had something to do with tiny dust particles slipping through and getting squished in between. Don't even get a rubber case. These are much worse because of their flexible nature...dust trapped is grinded on the bezel as the rubbery material moves.
     
  7. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    People are going to be screaming for a bezel in the next iPhone after all the reports of iPhone 4s exploding after short drops. The screen is entirely unprotected!
     
  8. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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    Solution: Apple's Bumpers for $29.99.
     
  9. Built macrumors 68020

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    It's funny...I'm even looking at my old Iphone 1st gen (with the polycarb case off)...and not a scratch...I guess I'm just lucky...
     
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    "Exploding"? Please explain.
     
  11. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Just another way for Apple to nickel and dime you. They take out the bezel in the fourth generation and sell it back to you for $29.
     
  12. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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    People complained about the way it used to look, so they removed it, and made a profitable solution to those that still desired that look/element of protection. Not really seeing the nickel and dime element, as it is nowhere near necessary to have a case at all. I know I won't be buying any case.
     
  13. Built macrumors 68020

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    Based on the lack of response substantiating this statement, obviously a poor choice of words. :rolleyes:
     
  14. BlondeBuddhist macrumors 6502a

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    Im pretty indifferent about the bezel since the the rubber Incipio case covers it.

    The bumpers make it look a bit bulky but I certainly will be buying a case of some design with a glass front and back. Hopefully more than just the bumpers will be available on launch day.

    Blonde Buddhist
     
  15. Built macrumors 68020

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    I'm holding out for a Contour black Polycarb case...just as I have on my 1st gen and my 3G.
     

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