RIP chamferrd edge..

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  1. Appl3FTW macrumors 603

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  2. eneisch macrumors 6502a

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    I will not miss the chamfered edges. My iPhone 5 is in great condition except for some small nicks in the chamfered edge. I think it was a poor design from the start. If you remember, the iPhone 5 launch was marred by reports of the edges being damaged out of the box. I much prefer the rounded edges of the leaked iPhone 6 design.
     
  3. Crichton333 macrumors 6502

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    I was just thinking about that when I looked at my destroyed edges on multiple phones.
     
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    Agree on the iPhone 5 front, however when they got to the 5s, the chipping and scratching is MUCH less of an issue.
     
  7. 1080p macrumors 68020

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    What do you expect? Aluminum is a very soft metal. I am an aerospace machinist. We cut hard metals like inconel alloys daily... and we use aluminum for work holding because it is softer than the material it is holding and and will not leave tool marks on the workpiece material.
     
  8. SpasticPat macrumors 6502

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    That's how they get you to buy a stand :D
     
  9. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Or a case, which almost anyone does anyway...
     
  10. Jstuts5797 macrumors 6502a

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    I'll be glad to see them gone, rounded edges are much more comfortable. My sister has a 5C and it feels so much more comfy using it than my 5s
     
  11. techspin macrumors 6502a

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    Cool, can you reinforce my 5S to make it indestructible? :cool:
     
  12. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000

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    I like the chamfered edges, but yes, they are very prone to damage, and for me they also get kind of dirty and they are extremely hard for me to clean.
     
  13. *~Kim~* macrumors 6502

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    RIP to the straight sides on the 4/4s. I can't believe how many marks my 5s has on it given that it's been in a case the whole time and removed only occasionally when changing the screen protector.
     
  14. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

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    I know right... RIP chamfered edge bruh

    LULZ yup that too :(

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    uhm my 5 and 5s were perfect... :rolleyes:
     
  15. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    I'm surprised it's going away. I was expecting basically a smaller iPad. It makes me wonder if the iPad will also eschew them. Looking back on the iPad Air/Mini and iPhone 5/5s, will all that polishing look silly and gaudy? The "jewelery era" is what we'll call it.
     
  16. Sugadaddy macrumors member

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    My iPhone 5 had nicks on the edges when I received it new in the box, and it's gotten a few more even though I always use a case.

    So yeah, good riddance. :D
     
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    I don't know what people do to their phones, but 5 and my 5S are still in pristine condition, chamfered edges and all.

    No, I don't use a case, I like the way the phone feels in my hand. I just keep it in a pocket by itself (no keys, change, headphones, receipts, anything), don't set it on hard surfaces, and I don't drop it. I figure if people stopped tossing their phone around like it was a lego toy, it'd hold up better?

    I'll miss the chamfered edges as well, though I'm sure I'll love the 6 just as much in its own right. :)
     
  19. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    I'm not a fan of the rounded edges on what we are seeing in leaks. I thing the clean cut edges give the phone a classy look.
     
  20. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

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    Completely agree . . . Apple got it wrong with the 5.
     
  21. oVerboost macrumors 6502a

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    I'm another one that won't miss it... makes the phone uncomfortable to hold for any long period of time.
     
  22. BeeGood macrumors 68000

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    I actually will miss them. I only have two nicks on my 5S edges, but I still think it looks great.

    I guess it will feel better holding it, but the rounded edges just won't look as good IMO
     
  23. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    Whatever this thick plastic band around the screen is, I don't think it's good.

    [​IMG]
     
  24. scottsjack macrumors 68000

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    Not by me. I bought an iPhone 3GS instead of a 4 because of that ugly metal edge. Last year I replaced the 3GS with a 5c. I would have paid 5S money if the 5S had a rounded body, even a plastic one like either the 3GS or the 5C.

    I smooth, rounded body and 128GB storage will definitely throw me under the iPhone 6 bus.
     
  25. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    Certainly not going to miss the unpleasantly sharp edges that leave your ears sore after a few minutes.
     

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