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Leon1das

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I already tried to update to Pro model once but for the love of God - they are not just heavier but also "frosted glass" back makes them super slippery.

10min with Pro model (13 or 12) and i get back to the regular model to praise its grip.

I get it - most people put their iPhones in the cases and dont notice this, bit if you go naked - the difference is SO big that I really cannot understand it.

Why not making titanium frame or just keep aluminum - and for the frosted glass - why not making that mat design inside so that visually it looks the same but keep the surface glossy...

Anyone?
 

gtg465x

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Sep 12, 2016
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If I’m paying top dollars for an iPhone pro I need stainless steel not cheap aluminum. 😂👌🏼
I’ll be really irate if they change to aluminum in their pro series.

Kind of silly in my opinion, but if you hate aluminum so much, maybe you can at least agree that they should change the Pros to titanium. That would be nearly as light as aluminum, but it's a much tougher and more premium metal.
 

Mezoxin

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Sep 16, 2022
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If I’m paying top dollars for an iPhone pro I need stainless steel not cheap aluminum. 😂👌🏼
I’ll be really irate if they change to aluminum in their pro series.
One of the things that stainless steel adds to your pro is alot of extra weight making a much bigger impact force from fall and making your phone much less resistant to screen or back glass cracks
 

bsmith4832

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Jul 27, 2010
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Aesthetics is the only driving factor when designing flagship phones , if they wanted practicality and durability we wouldn't have glass back panels or slippery edged frames
100% this. There's probably only a fraction of a percent of total owners who care about how slippery the frosted back is as well. Not saying you're wrong OP, you definitely have a valid point. But my guess is it's not even a thought in 99.x% of users minds.
 

Motionblurrr

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Jul 1, 2008
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The iPhone X and XS Max were very grippy iPhones since the back glass was glossy and your fingers stuck to it like glue from the oils of your skin.

I have a feeling Apple is going to inverse the back glass soon to be a glossy back but with a matte iPhone logo, since everyone is doing the matte glass look these days.

I really hope they never get rid of their stainless steel polished sides though. Probably one of my favorite things about the iPhones; it feels like a piece of jewelry in my hands
 

Limeybasturd

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Aug 15, 2019
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Kind of silly in my opinion, but if you hate aluminum so much, maybe you can at least agree that they should change the Pros to titanium. That would be nearly as light as aluminum, but it's a much tougher and more premium metal.
aluminum framed devices aka
The iPhone X and XS Max were very grippy iPhones since the back glass was glossy and your fingers stuck to it like glue from the oils of your skin.

I have a feeling Apple is going to inverse the back glass soon to be a glossy back but with a matte iPhone logo, since everyone is doing the matte glass look these days.

I really hope they never get rid of their stainless steel polished sides though. Probably one of my favorite things about the iPhones; it feels like a piece of jewelry in my hands
Reference your first paragraph, seriously bra?🤣😂
 

NotApplicable

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Sep 18, 2019
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I'd be ok with titanium but I agree I'll be mad if they move the pro to aluminum

The SS is SO much more resistant to bends dents and scratches than the aluminum, presumably titanium would be similar but lighter which would be nice

However I'd also be fine with a textured SS instead of mirror finish a-la iPhone 4/4s
 
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Shh

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Jul 28, 2022
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What's a mess is spending over 1000 dollars for a phone and not protecting it with a case .... a case that will give your phone a grip so it doesn't fly out of your hands.

[...] but if you go naked - the difference is SO big that I really cannot understand it.
There's hardly a difference with a slim case.
 

astrorider

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Sep 25, 2008
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I already tried to update to Pro model once but for the love of God - they are not just heavier but also "frosted glass" back makes them super slippery.

10min with Pro model (13 or 12) and i get back to the regular model to praise its grip.

I get it - most people put their iPhones in the cases and dont notice this, bit if you go naked - the difference is SO big that I really cannot understand it.

Why not making titanium frame or just keep aluminum - and for the frosted glass - why not making that mat design inside so that visually it looks the same but keep the surface glossy...

Anyone?
Agreed on the grip...the back is way too slippery on the Pro, while the standard iPhones are great to use caseless. I've gone with the non-Pro since the iPhone 11 partly due to the better grip on back, but this year I'm trying the Pro Max. The slippery back is awful, though. I stuck on some egrips I had from a previous phone and that makes a world of difference. It looks like they have some specific for the Pro Max but are sold out on Amazon. I just have a pack with different rectangular shapes to stick on but they work great too. https://www.amazon.com/egrips-12-Anti-Slip-Protective-Minimalist/dp/B09TRY3XH2
 
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Jakewilk

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Jul 21, 2014
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I would love to see glossy back with glossy sides. The two tone look is dated to me now. My favorite iphone design ever was the jet black iphone 7. Jet black iPhone 14 pro would have me drooling
 
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Mezoxin

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Sep 16, 2022
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Well, not all of it is for aesthetics— the glass back is needed for wireless charging. And nobody wants a plastic back on a $1k premium phone. 😄
Glass backs started showing in flagships way before wireless charging was available though , remember iphone 4 ?

I could add to the list a recessed screen , that should be on everything mobile with a screen to prevent it being the first thing to hit the ground 🤣
 

transpo1

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Jul 15, 2010
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Glass backs started showing in flagships way before wireless charging was available though , remember iphone 4 ?

I could add to the list a recessed screen , that should be on everything mobile with a screen to prevent it being the first thing to hit the ground 🤣
Yes, they did start on the iPhone 4/4S, then went aluminum on iPhones 5/5S, 6/6S, 7, until wireless charging became an option. Then it went back to glass to facilitate it.
 

mansplains

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Jan 8, 2021
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I think the frosted back would look better with a matte-finished metal personally. Whether that's titanium or aluminum I wouldn't care, but the glossy sides fit better with non-pro models. Consistency on both models.
 
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