What is it with Apple's obsession with stainless steel backs?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by WilliamG, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    They are so, so awful. Scratch when you look at them!

    Just sad. I feel for all the new Touch owners whose iPods look like crap after a day of use.

    Why, Apple? Why?
  2. ColinEC macrumors 6502

    Apr 4, 2008
    I was hoping for a plastic back like the iPhone has, I don't like the chrome back either!

    Looks cool though :p
  3. sportsfrk214 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2007
    The answer is simple. They want the back of your iPod to get all scratched up that way a year from now, when you see the new shiny ones, you buy those. Apple wants you to buy a new iPod every year, and for many people, a shiny new back is enough to convince them.
  4. G99 macrumors 6502


    Mar 8, 2006
    I agree completely.
  5. Goroke macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Very true...that's why I'm gonna cover it as soon as I buy it >_____>
  6. California King macrumors 65816

    Sep 20, 2007
    I don't like them either, but they've had em on iPods from the beginning. Guess it's one of the iPod's most recognizable feature, and only one on the touch since there's no click wheel.
  7. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

    May 5, 2008
    Mainland Europe
    I know a person who spent ages etching a design into the back of her iPod before covering it with a see-through plastic case. I think that's a creative way to handle the steel backs,. As for me I'd much prefer aluminum over steel.
  8. mavis macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
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    Steve Jobs has said he likes the "personal" feel of a scratched-up iPod back. And if SJ likes it, well ... yeah. ;)

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