What would you change on the iPhone 3G? (visually)

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  1. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    For me, I'd lose the chrome bezel, and make the back an all-in-one piece, like how it is on the iPod touch 2G, but I'd still keep the plastic.
     
  2. Archie- macrumors regular

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    You mean make it look more like the HTC Touch HD?

    [​IMG]
     
  3. BergerFan thread starter macrumors 68020

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  4. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

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    add an LED under the home button or around the earpiece for notifications
     
  5. sibruk macrumors 6502a

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    +1

    Make the screen fill the entire front face (so that the screen can become 16:9). To do this you would have put the home button on the right hand side (IMO that would be better because you could press it with your "holding" hand) and set the ear speaker just under the bezel.
     

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  6. jcostaman macrumors member

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    wouldn't it be cool if the LED glowed around the ear piece in an oval like shape
     
  7. 11800506 macrumors 65816

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    Except not everyone is right handed...

    Personally I would make the plastic back come in more colors.
     
  8. toes macrumors newbie

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    Stainless

    Bring back the stainless steel back of the 1.0.:D
     
  9. crazydrumma macrumors regular

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    I second that. I definitely am going to go for the white 16 GB model, but it would be SO much cooler to choose from a variety :)
     
  10. CarlisleUnited macrumors 6502

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    put some form of flash were the apple logo is, makes it less likely to scratch if the right material is used and can be usefull when taken photos or at night to use as a flashlight instead of the crappy flashlight apps you can get through the appstore
     
  11. milani macrumors 68000

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    Good call.
     
  12. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    Like the Idea of Glowing Home Button, And Apple Logo As Flash would be awesome.

    More Colour Options would be my biggest choice.
     
  13. sibruk macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't matter though. If the button was on the right hand side, you would press it with your index finger if you were holding with your left, or your thumb if you were holding with your right. :D
     
  14. friekunater macrumors 6502

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    can you say ugliest design ever created?

    I would accept that from a crappy Palm-like company, but not Apple in a million years.

    I would never buy an Apple product again if they sold that.
     
  15. Tom B. macrumors 65816

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    That's obviously just a quick photoshop job to show how it could look. A 16:9 screen would be much better than the current one, and I'm sure that Apple could add one to a future iPhone without ruining the look.

    However I'm not sure about the home button being on the side.


    Anyway, personally I would prefer it if the headphone jack was on the bottom. It just makes more sense than putting it on the top.
     
  16. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

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    Totally agree. Every time I take my phone out of my pocket when the headphones are plugged in I have to flip it around. They figured this out with the iPods, now do it for the iPhone.
     
  17. reliantj macrumors 6502

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    that phone is going to kick ass.

    but there will be a lack of accessories and apps for it, since all the
    hype is with the iphone.
     
  18. Mikey B macrumors 65816

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    i'd get rid of the easily scratched and cracked plastic back. reception on my 1st gen, aluminum-backed iPhone was just fine.

    i definitely dig the way my white iPhone looks too, but i'd take the durability of the 1st gen's aluminum in a second if i had the choice. even if it did have worse reception, which in my case it didn't.
     
  19. steve31 macrumors 6502a

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    +1 also I liked the steel back of the 1st iPhone
     
  20. carbonfly macrumors regular

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    I would make it look like this.........

    [​IMG]

    or this.....

    [​IMG]

    :D Haha, sorry but I'm loving my new iPhones. :D
     
  21. neesh0 macrumors 6502a

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    The change I would want is more for function rather than form....USER REPLACABLE BATTERY!
     
  22. sibruk macrumors 6502a

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    :D You're just saying that because it looks different to what you're used to! If Apple had come out with that layout in the first place, I still think people would be swooning over it.

    As has already been said, it was just a quick Photoshop job to illustrate roughly what I was talking about. I wasn't expecting to win any awards. But thanks for the "ugliest design ever created" award. :p

    P.S. On the subject of the "notifications LED" I think it would look good if it was one of those tiny, almost hidden, LEDs like they have on their wireless keyboards. They are so neat, those LEDs, it's like they are actually shining through the metal.
     
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    I really wish that the chrome bezel was wider, as it was on the original iPhone. For me, this is what really gave the iPhone a special look and helped change the appearance a little bit from any angle that you saw it from. Oh, and I hate the easy marring of the 3G's plastic.
     
  25. Randman macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, let's go back to the alu back and have more signals drop out and problematic GPS.

    Some people just don't before posting, it appears.
     

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