Poll: Curved Back or Flat Back?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Dumbledorelives, Aug 1, 2011.

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Flat back or curved back?

  1. Flat Back (Similar to current iPhone 4)

    58 vote(s)
    46.4%
  2. Curved Back (Similar to iPhone 3GS, 3G, original)

    19 vote(s)
    15.2%
  3. Something in between

    34 vote(s)
    27.2%
  4. Don't care, just release it already.

    14 vote(s)
    11.2%
  1. Dumbledorelives macrumors 6502

    Dumbledorelives

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    #1
    I recently saw a poll on who preferred an aluminum back and who a glass, and that started me thinking - how do you guys feel about the shape of the back? Some people want it to return to a curved shape, like the iPhone original, 3G and 3GS. Some want the back to stay the way it is on the iPhone 4. Some want something in between.

    Which one would you rather have?
     
  2. jonrando macrumors 6502a

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    I think the final product will have a very slightly curved back. Nothing major like the 3GS but nothing as flat as the 4.
     
  3. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    My thoughts too. And IMO a slight curve would look and feel much better than both the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 backs.
     
  4. Dumbledorelives thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's what I've been thinking, too. I wondered if anyone would agree with me.
     
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    #5
    I prefer the flat back like the iPhone 4. I hate how the 3G and the 3Gs phones wobble when on a table.
     
  6. Bloodraw850 macrumors 6502

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    I want iPad 2 like back
     
  7. AreYouIn? macrumors 6502a

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    Do people actually use their phones flat on the table that much? I'm just curious as I have a 3GS and the roundness has never bothered me. Until people started talking about it on ms rumors I never noticed it.
     
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I usually don't, mostly it is to check something quickly, one or two taps at the most. I found the wobble annoying.
     
  9. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    The back of the original wasn't curved, it was flat with rounded edges.
     
  10. B777Forevar macrumors 6502a

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  11. Paulywauly macrumors 6502a

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    #12
    I liked the back of the original iPhone, flat but with curved edges.
     
  12. mrochester macrumors 65816

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    I would like a flat back so that it doesn't wobble when on a table but with rounded edges to make it more comfortable to hold.
     
  13. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    Completely flat means you can put on protectors that dont get dust under them and bubble up over time.

    Didn't matter what protectors I used on my 3gs they always ended up getting dust and bubbling up around the rounded corners (thus ruined).

    I also don't like it when a phone wobbles.
     
  14. DuckSoup macrumors 6502a

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    #15
    I hope it's curved. For my big mitts it just is easier to hold and use. To make sure I often handle my cubemate's iPhone 4 and I know I'd not like the iPhone 5 should it have the same back. Will probably still get it, but won't like it.

    Mike
     
  15. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    I would like to see the iPhone like it is now except with the front and back glass utilizing beveled edges. I like how the iPhone 4 sits flat when laid down on a surface unlike the 3GS. Additionally, I wouldn't mind to have a more rounded feel with beveled edges on the glass.
     
  16. BlindMellon macrumors 65816

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    Problem with curved like the original iPhone is it's a really dated look. Not sure where Apple can go from the iPhone 4 to keep a modern fresh look.
     
  17. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Flat

    Flat is just more practical. I remember when I got my ipad1 and placed it on a table, only to find that it was unstable due to the "Bulge". The 2 is much better with it's flat back and thinner design.

    Mind you whatever shape the new phone has, we will almost all end up covering up it's looks with protective cases. I know I will :)
     
  18. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    #19
    A very very slight curve would look good IMO. If not, flat.

    iPhone 4 back > iPhone 3G/S back
     
  19. Typswif2fingers macrumors 6502

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    For some reason I find the 4 rather edgy/sharp. I quite like the 3s shape..

    I believe though that Apple won't go back and that is fair.

    It will probably will be something in between, like and iPod Touch or new iPad perhaps...
     
  20. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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  21. EvilSmiley macrumors member

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    I'm done with curved back. Probably because i had my 3GS for too long :D

    - :apple:
     
  22. MRiOS macrumors regular

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    I'd really like it to have a slightly curved back. Not as much as the 3Gs, more like the back on the original iPad. Enough that it will sit flush with my hand in a natural position, but not too much that it will seesaw back and forth noticeably on aflat surface.
     
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