Why I like the seams in the iPhone prototype

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  1. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Realy? I find hard to beleave that!

    Though, they don't bother me. Better that cracking cases of the 3g's
     
  3. GrindedDown macrumors 6502a

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    Those will almost certainly go away. From a dev. standpoint, having a prototype that can easily be accessed is key. Once everything is locked down, if it isn't yet, those are going away. Apple design is one of minimalism.
     
  4. jordand321 macrumors member

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    I don't think the seams are going to help that much...
     
  5. ventro macrumors 6502a

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    Haha. More like Dust Intake.

    If the final design has the seams, Apple's ID team has officially jumped the shark!
     
  6. The Californian thread starter macrumors 68040

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    To clarify, I'm speaking solely of the seams within the lateral, metallic edges of the design, not the flushness of the screen. That said, if these "seams" contain a rubberized material that fits flushly within, it seems obvious that these would assist in shock absorption. Maybe it is just me.
     
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    They're filled and flush with the surface of the device. No dust.
     
  8. tico24 macrumors 6502

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    Its just you.
    If those seams absorbed any kind of shocks by compressing, then the energy would be passed into the rigid, (relatively) brittle glass screen, causing it to shatter.
     
  9. Goodhank16 macrumors newbie

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    Haha consider how much dust gets under the screen of your current iPhone.

    Yes dust.
     
  10. hefeglass macrumors 6502a

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    I've never had any dust get under the glass of any of my iPhones....now my nexus one is a different story..
     
  11. Pez555 macrumors 68010

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    i have never had dust under my screen either?
     
  12. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

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    There's many things they could be shock absorbers are the most popular. I don't care design wise it gives "somthing going" on to the sides it's sort of plain without them but i don't care :D
     
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    I can't help what may be under your screen in particular, but mine's clean.
     
  14. NYR99 macrumors 6502a

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    I've got hundreds of specs of dust under my screen. :-(
    It is only visible in sunlight though.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3GS (JB3.1, unlocked): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Mobile/7D11 Safari/531.21.10)

    Glad I'm not the only one who figured this out. ;)
     
  16. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    I was just about to say that. Anyone and everyone who has taken their iPhone out of the box it came in has dust under their screen. I used to say the same thing until i saw it in the sun/bright outdoor lighting and a black screen.
     

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