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

helloimD4NNY

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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?
 

MicroApple

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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?
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)
 

j.dstasio

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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.
 

3N16MA

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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?
 

3N16MA

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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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j.dstasio said:
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.
That's a great idea until you remember that the model numbers on the back are different.
 

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That's a great idea until you remember that the model numbers on the back are different.
I thought that too, they're the same. Me and my friend both have everything on the back exactly the same.
 

appleguy123

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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.
 

iAmYou

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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.
 

Vesian

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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.

This argument would be valid if the price point was actually lower.
 

Warbrain

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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.
 

saving107

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To make it easier to buy replacement backs when yours inevitably breaks.

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.
 
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