To the new iPhone 8 owners: How slippery is this phone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Natya Sadella, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. Natya Sadella macrumors 6502a

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    I will upgrade my 6s to a 8 or 8+. I hate how slippery the aluminium back is so, is it better with the glass back?
     
  2. ectospheno macrumors regular

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    The great news is that starting tomorrow morning (or today depending on where in the world you are located) you can go to an apple store and evaluate its grip first hand.
     
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    The bad news is that doesn't help with the question now.
     
  5. ectospheno macrumors regular

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    If he/she hasn’t ordered it already then they aren’t getting it delivered tomorrow. So they can just go see for themselves.
     
  6. OneMike macrumors 603

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    Or they can just ask the question here as they did, considering that this is a discussion forum...
     
  7. BeeGood, Sep 21, 2017
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    Or maybe they can get the input of someone here who has it before he/she makes the trip?
     
  8. Kettil, Sep 21, 2017
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    I agree it's best to try for oneself, but remember that not everyone on this planet lives close to an Apple Store or even in a city. Also, a store impression doesn't really compare to real world usage. I'll follow this thread because this is a main reason I might upgrade (grip and durability).
     
  9. titrau macrumors 65816

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    Apple announce they have alot stock available
    so no need lineup early .... you can be there anytime and they have it for you
     
  10. BeeGood macrumors 68000

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    I’m not saying you’re wrong, but where did you see this announced?
     
  11. titrau macrumors 65816

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    Macrumors front page topic ... go there read:rolleyes:
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  12. ultravisitor macrumors 6502a

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    I've read in a review that the glass back makes the phone much more easy to grip. Not nearly as slippery.
     
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    Thanks. FYI, some people don’t read every single story on the front page. No need for the eye rolling/attitude.

    Also, the article doesn’t say anywhere that Apple said there are plentiful supplies.
     
  14. saltd macrumors 6502a

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    I can’t imagine not putting a case on this phone, it looks so fragile now with the glass back.
     
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    Good to know. The 6 is the first time I had to keep a case on my iPhone. Before then I had one or 2 but rarely used it.

    Just in case I bought a Cosmos Blue leather one. Looks nice. But man is it out of my comfort zone! I’ve had a black leather for the last 3 years.
     
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    I actually played with space Gray iPhone 8 at my job today. Absolutely love the color. Definitely getting it for the 10. The 8 wasn't slippery at all tbh. Still recommend a case tho
     
  18. Natya Sadella thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This.

    But thanks for all the sinful answers.
     
  19. Zipster3 Suspended

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    Have had mine for a few hours now definitely not as slippery as the 7, i use a case mostly but its better when you don't want to.
     
  20. Veridis macrumors newbie

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    I have the phone with me now, can confirm it's less slippery compared to the iPhone 6s plus.
     
  21. ghsNick macrumors 68030

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    Is it a fingerprint magnet like Jet Black was last year?
     
  22. Veridis macrumors newbie

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    It's about as much of a fingerprint magnet as the front of the screen. Which is not much, to me.
     
  23. Alexander.Of.Oz macrumors 68030

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    Just my two cents worth, but it's not slippery at all. When you hold it you are actually gripping the aluminium sides, not the glass and they are not slippery in the slightest. I just deliberately held it by the front and rear glass, and even then it's not slippery for me, but I don't have sweaty/greasy fingers either.
     
  24. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    And these things are getting quite expensive. A case helps protect what is a pretty hefty investment for your average person.
     
  25. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I would imagine it is, with the glass backing allowing a better grip. The aluminum can be slippery at times in the hands from my experiences.
     

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