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

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nhlducks35, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. nhlducks35 macrumors regular

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  2. jeremiah239 macrumors 6502a

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    I prefer the color of the iPod Touch and the look and feel of the iPod Touch over the iPhone 5, I wish they would have done the iPhone 5 the same as the iPod Touch just fatter with no camera bump.
     
  3. aleni macrumors 68020

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    wow, the darker iPod touch is cooler! why apple didn't put that kind of dark into the iPhone 5???? NOOOO!!!
     
  4. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    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?
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Wow, that new ipod touch does look alot nicer in the back with the dark black color.
     
  6. Kenjhee macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  7. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  8. robaroo macrumors regular

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    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!
     
  9. nhlducks35 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just meant the darker shade of black, not the actual design of the backing.
     
  10. adztaylor macrumors 68000

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    But isn't that why the top and bottom of the backplate is glass?
     
  11. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    That's possibly the most pointless video ever made.
     
  12. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816

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    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.
     

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