why all that crap on the back of the iphone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Cavanboy18, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. Cavanboy18 macrumors regular

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    IS it like mandatory by law for all those markings and stuff to be put on the back of the iphone? i dont care if it was designed in california put together in china and FCC and X and all sorta of crap on the back. what is the point of that? i have never seen any other sell phone with so much **** on the back. why cant it just be clean with the apple logo? if some one could answer this question that would be great.
     
  2. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a

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    There's no battery cover to hide it under, so yes, it's required by law.
     
  3. Jason S. macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, they are required by law. On my iPhone 3G, these logos where lighter than the Apple logo and the iPhone text though; interesting how they decided to make them more noticeable and the same as the Apple logo and iPhone text on the new phone.
     
  4. Cavanboy18 thread starter macrumors regular

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    wow apple needs to stop being lame and just make the back removable so it can hide that crap. its so ugly..
     
  5. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    I wonder if the iPhone 4's sold in other countries have the FCC logo and other stuff, too. Anyone across the pond care to take a picture?
     
  6. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    The US models have the CE Mark, so I'd guess the euro models have the FCC mark. One universal part, just like other parts of the phone, save the SIM.
     
  7. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    Wow, how often do you look at the back of your phone to care?
     
  8. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Most products here have the FCC logo on them.
     
  9. themadrussian macrumors regular

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    Yes. In fact, the only logos/markings that the US requires are the FCC logo and the FCC ID number. The IC ID number is for Canada, and the "no trash" "C E" "0682" and "(!)" icon are all for European regulatory agencies.

    You can see all of it under Settings > About > Regulatory.

    Generally the manufacturers don't bother making country/region-specific products just for the markings. They put the big ones (US, Europe) on there and call it a day.
     
  10. malnar macrumors 6502a

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  11. Cavanboy18 thread starter macrumors regular

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    that wasnt the answer to the question i asked. Asking a question to my question is moronic. you be trolling. good day to you sir!:rolleyes:
     
  12. Stay Tuned macrumors member

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    Every time someone wants to take a facebook duckface shot:


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  13. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    But what happens if I question your answer to his question of your question?
     
  14. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Not "like" law, it is the law. You haven't had a problem with the previous 3 phones and this one is suddenly a problem. And if you seriously think a removable back would look better than the current writing, you're higher than I am.
     
  15. keyofnight macrumors regular

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  16. deannnnn macrumors 68000

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    Maybe you should sell your phone.

    Get it?
    Because you spelled "cell phone" as "sell phone"
     
  17. djrod macrumors 65816

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    Yep, we have all the FCC, made in china things on our iPhone's back too.
     
  18. melterx12 macrumors 6502a

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    those markings are proof that your phone is not some chinese knockoff ePhone.
     
  19. logicpro7 macrumors 6502a

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    Cant they just print all that crap on the sim tray so its hidden?
     
  20. tirk macrumors 6502

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    Those markings that are printed on it in...:rolleyes: China? :D
     

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