Why did Apple choose to not display the capacity on the back of the iPhone 4?

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  1. helloimD4NNY macrumors regular

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    I've been trying to figure this out but no luck. You know how there was XX GB on the back of the 2G, 3G, and 3GS? Why did Apple remove that on the iPhone 4?
     
  2. MicroApple macrumors regular

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    Random Decision to stop displaying it, maybe people didn't like how it stated to other people which version you bought. :confused: Or maybe their planning to let you upgrade your phone with more space. (JK)
     
  3. j.dstasio macrumors 6502

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    The more interchangeable parts Apple can use, the cheaper the production costs.

    Cheaper production costs = lower iPhone 4 price point = more sales = more profits for shareholders.
     
  4. 3N16MA macrumors 65816

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    It's actually more odd that the Apple remote has no Apple logo on it at all. When was the last time Apple releases a piece of hardware without their logo on it?
     
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    To save money with not having to have more than one back.
     
  6. helloimD4NNY thread starter macrumors regular

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    Their rechargeable batteries. Haha.
     
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    I would guess that this has something to do with it.
     
  8. helloimD4NNY thread starter macrumors regular

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    Makes sense. Does it really cost Apple that much more to make two backs? I don't mind that it's gone though, just curious.
     
  9. 3N16MA macrumors 65816

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    I always wondered if Jobs makes these decisions himself and the reason behind it. I mean what could be the reason behind putting no logo on the remote?
     
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    That's a great idea until you remember that the model numbers on the back are different.
     
  11. helloimD4NNY thread starter macrumors regular

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    I thought that too, they're the same. Me and my friend both have everything on the back exactly the same.
     
  12. 3N16MA macrumors 65816

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    Jobs probably thought it did not vibe with the design. Less = better perhaps.
     
  13. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    A few reasons beyond production costs.
    To stop people from buying 32gb backs to16gb iPhones and scamming people.
    To make it easier to buy replacement backs when yours inevitably breaks.
     
  14. iAmYou macrumors 6502

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    Iam sure the reason is to make one part for all.

    They will eventualy be swapping out backs and probably able to swap batteries and such at the store level. The same way we saw screen swapping on the 3GS.
     
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    It's not just on the iPhone 4, the 8GB 3GS also does not have the capacity stamped on the back.
     
  16. kepner macrumors 6502

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    The prototypes had the capacity printed on the back.

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  17. Markisss88 macrumors regular

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    im sure it does considering there making millions of them.
     
  18. Vesian macrumors member

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    This argument would be valid if the price point was actually lower.
     
  19. paulyras macrumors 6502

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    Perhaps so no one realizes all of them are really 64gb?
     
  20. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    It's now too easy to change out the back and screw people with lower capacity iPhones this way.
     
  21. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    Ok, so: lower production costs + equal number of sales = more profit for apple/shareholders.
     
  22. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    I suppose the real question is why does it matter? Apple made a design change that doesn't affect how you use the phone.
     
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    This is what I have been thinking because it doesn't make sense for Apple to also make the back so easy to remove (only two screws and it pops right off) as well as the battery also just pops right out. I think they unofficially answered peoples long time complain about having easily removable battery for those power users who need it. Also incase the back breaks, makes it easier for a repair shop or a DIY from parts from eBay.

    my second theory is that when it comes to the iPhone, unlike Macs, Apple doesn't want people to be so concerned with Specs.
     
  25. koilvr macrumors 6502

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    When you have a 32 gb and your wife has a 16 gb and there both naked its hard to tell which is which.
     

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