Too bad they didn't use the aluminum from the iPod touch

aleni

macrumors 68020
Jun 2, 2006
2,194
318
wow, the darker iPod touch is cooler! why apple didn't put that kind of dark into the iPhone 5???? NOOOO!!!
 
Comment

wordoflife

macrumors 604
Jul 6, 2009
7,563
34
Could be possible that signal doesn't penetrate through the iPod touch shell (which explains that little plastic cover for the WiFi on the iPod) but aren't the antennas on the iPhone 5 on the sides of the phone?
 
Comment

Kenjhee

macrumors regular
Jan 30, 2011
126
0
The color is simply from the choice of dye used to color the oxide layer produced by the anodization process. It can pretty much be anything you want. The iP5 is a lighter slate simply because that's what Apple spec'ed in. I like the slate.
 
Comment

TM WAZZA

macrumors 68000
Sep 18, 2010
1,967
0
Hamilton, New Zealand
It would have been nice if the form factor of the iPod touch 5 is the form factor of the iPhone 5. Of course, it will be a little bit thicker but it would have been nice to have the rounded edges. More ergonomical.
 
Comment

robaroo

macrumors regular
Jun 30, 2010
179
1
Seattle, WA
the ipod's back is something like 96% aluminum whereas the iphone's back is only ~85% aluminum.

can you guess why? RADIO SIGNAL OPTIMIZATION.

there's no way you're ever going to get the same back from the ipod on an iphone. unless you want a million people rushing to mac rumors to complain about bad reception of the new iphone because it has an all aluminum back. BACKGATE!
 
Comment

nhlducks35

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jun 15, 2008
133
16
the ipod's back is something like 96% aluminum whereas the iphone's back is only ~85% aluminum.

can you guess why? RADIO SIGNAL OPTIMIZATION.

there's no way you're ever going to get the same back from the ipod on an iphone. unless you want a million people rushing to mac rumors to complain about bad reception of the new iphone because it has an all aluminum back. BACKGATE!
I just meant the darker shade of black, not the actual design of the backing.
 
Comment

adztaylor

macrumors 68000
Aug 20, 2009
1,723
2
Preston, UK
the ipod's back is something like 96% aluminum whereas the iphone's back is only ~85% aluminum.

can you guess why? RADIO SIGNAL OPTIMIZATION.

there's no way you're ever going to get the same back from the ipod on an iphone. unless you want a million people rushing to mac rumors to complain about bad reception of the new iphone because it has an all aluminum back. BACKGATE!
But isn't that why the top and bottom of the backplate is glass?
 
Comment

jk4lebron23

macrumors 65816
Apr 6, 2010
1,123
180
Nashville,TN
That black looks sooooooooo much better than the iP5 black!

I would have probably went with the black iP5 if it would have looked like that.
 
Comment
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.