Would You Buy Glass iPhone...

willmtaylor

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Not disabling my content filter so Forbes can serve me up compromised ads, so I can't read the article.

Most likely not though--too fragile. I don't want to worry about breaking the BACK of my phone as well when I drop it. Just another thing to replace.
 
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ARizz44

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Personally, my loyalty falls with iOS simply because I have used it for 8 years and like it. If my loyalty were to hardware, I would have left for a Samsung or LG device several years ago. So that said, I would have no problem using an all glass iphone. I have never cracked my screen in 8 years while using some sort of thin case (Apple leather last three years) so I don't see why the back would be any more of a risk.
 

willmtaylor

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Considering the 4S was a massive success and the second glass iPhone, its safe to assume the next glass iPhone will also be a success.
Wow, that's a massive assumption to make extrapolating only the rear materials.

That's like saying the Chevrolet SSR will sell well because it has 4 wheels, just like Honda Accords and Toyota Camrys.


She's a beaut, isn't she?:confused::confused::confused:
 

MRxROBOT

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Wow, that's a massive assumption to make extrapolating only the rear materials.

That's like saying the Chevrolet SSR will sell well because it has 4 wheels, just like Honda Accords and Toyota Camrys.

She's a beaut, isn't she?:confused::confused::confused:
No it's not. Take the quote in context. The glass back on the second iPhone didn't hinder sales. Why would it hinder sales on it's third? The way the design is applied is an entirely different conversation and not one that should be had across different manufacturers.
 

willmtaylor

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No it's not. Take the quote in context. The glass back on the second iPhone didn't hinder sales. Why would it hinder sales on it's third? The way the design is applied is an entirely different conversation and not one that should be had across different manufacturers.
Context was considered. Correlation does not imply causation. Too many variables.
 

MRxROBOT

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If context was considered, your very amusing comparison would not have been between different manufactures or using four wheels as the baseline but rather between generations of a manufacturer's car and a choice in using carbon fibre in lieu of aluminum or something else of a similar nature. Suit the reference to the issue.

At any rate, I was not implying that the iPhone was going to be a success because it has a glass back but rather the glass back would not be a detriment to sales.
 
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Ladybug

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I loved my 4s so I might consider another glass phone provided the glass they use isn't too thin...which might make the phone too fragile. I don't think Apple will want the iphones thicker so theres that to be cautious of I guess. I duuno, we'll see.
 

Jimmy James

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I had a 4 and 4s for years between the 2 of them. They were my favourite hardware design. And while they were dropped numerous times they never cracked or bent. Which is more than I can say for my babied 6.
 

ovo6

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Going from the 5 to the 6 was the best feeling ever, never goin back love my 6s
 

lordofthereef

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I have no reservations buying a glass phone. The 4 series was aesthetically my favorite to date, though that wasn't necessarily due to a glass back.
 

PaladinGuy

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Well, my feeling is that the 4 and 4s were the easiest to repair. It wasn't likely that the steel band would dent or break, and the front and back panels could be replaced. If you dent or damage the aluminum on the 5 through 6s, you're SOL.
 
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