The thick lines behind the iPhone 6 are for wireless charging ?

DBZmusicboy01

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There's just no other purpose than that.

Why will Apple have those big lines for if it doesn't have a use for it?
 

C DM

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Don't think we know there would be lines to begin with. And even if there are doesn't mean they are there for some specific use.
 

jlake02

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I really hope they're for some "new" tech because if they're not old Ive is going to have a lot of explaining to do... they're so ugly :(
 

CarmelMacchiato

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Who's going to see them anyway. Most of the lamestream slap some tacky plastic case on it.
 
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iBanker

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The upcoming iPhone boycott due to "linegate" will surely cause Apple to do an emergency redesign! You heard it here first!
 

cynics

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Be nice if they served some other purpose. I could overlook their appearance if that was the case.

Keep in mind its very difficult to get dissimilar materials to color match perfectly especially with age and wear. A lot of the time its better to design it to look different because in the end intentionally doing that is better then it accidentally happening over time. Sometimes it just looks bad from the start if you try to match it.

Like on a car that a body panel was damaged. If the car is older the body shop will need to blend the paint so it looks seamless and then make it look slightly older so it matches. Even then its very noticeable to the trained eye.
 

juanrp

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They're just antenna bands. I don't see the purpose of NFC. I haven't seen a single person in my life use NFC.

But then again, we don't know.
 

lynyrd65

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I don't get all the hate. The lines don't bother me. I would much rather have better signal than have some fashion symbol.

The thing I do worry about is the protruding camera lense. That guarantees that I will have to use a case.
 

CarmelMacchiato

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I don't get all the hate. The lines don't bother me. I would much rather have better signal than have some fashion symbol.

The thing I do worry about is the protruding camera lense. That guarantees that I will have to use a case.
The camera lens is most likely sapphire like on the 5/5S so I wouldn't be too concerned about that either.
 

juanrp

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Really where do u live? The outback??
Haha...I guess? Not really funny, if that's what you were going for.

But no, if you took an extra .5 seconds to look at my location, or just glance at it, you'd know that I am in Florida.

Never seen NFC..never.
 

Hexaea

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Haha...I guess? Not really funny, if that's what you were going for.



But no, if you took an extra .5 seconds to look at my location, or just glance at it, you'd know that I am in Florida.



Never seen NFC..never.

Chicago reporting in, also never seen anyone actually use NFC.
 

juanrp

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Chicago reporting in, also never seen anyone actually use NFC.
Hmm, now that I think about it, I think I have seen some keypads that have it on top of them, like at McDonald's, but have never seen someone use it.

Old fashion 'swipe card' feature.
:rolleyes:
 

lynyrd65

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The thing is, the current NFC environment is insecure and lacks standards. Apple will change that with Touch ID and IOS 8.

I fully expect NFC with the new iPhone to be the start of a mobile payment revolution that will end with physical credit and debit cards becoming obsolete.
 

C DM

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Really where do u live? The outback??
Why is it really widespread in most places? Have barely seen it in Silicon Valley, and you'd think that would be a place where things of that nature would be even more common.