They feel like knives

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Nevzorus, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Nevzorus macrumors 6502

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    I saw the white iPhone 5 today in store (It came out today in Sweden, yey!) and they only had the white one. It was gorgeus and the most beautiful phone i've ever seen. I held it and the corners were SO sharp.. it felt like they were going to cut me.. The corners were so shiny. The aluminum had a really strange feeling from the other products with aluminum on the back.

    Am I the only one who think it feels like knifes?
     
  2. El3ctronics macrumors 65816

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    Yea, I bleed every time I use my iPhone. It's annoying but you get used to it.

    I contacted Apple about this issue and they simply told me I was holding it wrong.
     
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Try cutting yourself with a real knife and get back to us.
     
  4. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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    He's Swedish; cut him some slack. :)

    But no, I haven't noticed any out-of-the-ordinary sharpness to the edges.
     
  5. Nevzorus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I know it's not actually a KNIFE but it feels really sharp and weird but REALLY good.
     
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  7. Nevzorus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you for being serious! I really appreciate that. :)
     
  8. Nevzorus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ugh.. I feel so dumb because I can't explain it. Is there someone from Sweden that can translate this into good english?

    Jag känner att kanterna på iPhone 5 är lite väl finslipade, det är en riktigt bra känsla när man rör den men den är lite som en kniv om du förstår hur jag menar.
     
  9. scorpio1973 macrumors 6502a

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    You are not dumb. And, you explained it well. :)

    I took it as the edges of the phone are not as rounded as the 4 or 4S, so it feels sharper. Maybe more rough.
     
  10. El3ctronics macrumors 65816

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    Don't feel dumb we're just messing around with you. Yes the edges of the iPhone are somewhat rigid and could feel sharp but I promise you'll get used to it in no time. It's not rounded like the original iPhone or the 3G/3GS. I agree those felt better in the hand but I'm so used to the 4/4S/5 design now that it's no big deal.
     
  11. Nevzorus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I hope so! Do you have a case on your iPhone 5? Does it become as heavy as the iPhone 4 with a case?

    Thank you! :) You explained it exactly like i wanted it
     
  12. KPOM macrumors G5

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    "Knives" is a bit extreme, but yes it does have a certain sharpness to it. I actually like it. The rounded edges keep it comfortable to hold (and look good, too).
     
  13. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    It's nothing like coming from the 3G or 3GS though. I'm used to the 4/4S so didn't really paid much attention to that. The biggest thing I'm noticing is the increased screen size as well as more vibrant/saturated screen.
     
  14. matttye macrumors 601

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    Yeah you just need to get Final Cut Pro!
     
  15. scorpio1973 macrumors 6502a

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    Have to agree about the vibrancy of the screen. My co-worker just got her iPhone 5 and the screen is gorgeous. I can't wait until I am eligible for my upgrade.
     
  16. boltjames macrumors 68040

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    [​IMG]

    One of the reasons I've used a bumper the moment I got it out of the box.

    BJ
     
  17. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    Adding a minimalist style case adds almost no weight to the iPhone 5. I'm using this one. :)

    Unlike the case pictured in the post above mine, this case has an open top and bottom, wrapping around the corners for protection.
     

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  18. AFDoc macrumors 68030

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    A bit dramatic don't you think?
     
  19. Nevzorus thread starter macrumors 6502

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  20. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    Accurately translated. It's really not as sharp as a knife though. I'm holding mine right now and there's no blood.

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    I was in Stockholm this summer and noticed that almost everyone that had an iPhone had a WHITE iPhone. Would you agree? Apparently, Swedes aren't as hung up on gender definition as we Americans and can appreciate a beautiful design.
     
  21. ixodes macrumors 601

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    It's important to note that Apple values style & money above all else. Whether it's hot running laptops, poor phone reception, or any one of a number of their famous compromises, it's all in the name of fashion & being percieved as cool.

    Targeting beginners & non tech users, Apple has created the massive success & incredible money making machine they are today. Appealing to people's vanity has paid off handsomely.

    Creating a following so loyal, they'll buy nearly anything with the fruity logo, Apple's the master of sales & marketing.

    It's good to be Apple :)
     
  22. Nevzorus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    White and black is such a normal colour for phones now so I don't really think anyone would care.
     
  23. CatsTide macrumors 6502

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    You're good bro...don't worry about the smart a** comments
     
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    if it doesn't kill you, it will only make you stronger
     
  25. RotaryP7 macrumors 6502a

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    Just use a bumper. It still keeps the iPhone look and w/o any sharp edges issues.

    Sharpedgesgate.
     

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