Would You Buy Glass iPhone...

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  1. andyw715 macrumors 6502a

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    Well the 4/4s were glass front/back. I liked that one. So sure, I'd buy it.
     
  2. willmtaylor, May 26, 2016
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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.
     
  3. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I'd have to see the final product first. But my initial reaction is "No, I would not."

    I skipped the 4/4s precisely because I did not like the look and didn't care for the glass on the back.
     
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    Looks like I will be buying one this fall! YES!

    Most who say no will buy it anyway!:p
     
  6. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Here's why:
     
  7. Civil Engineer macrumors newbie

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    Doesn't really matter to me as I just cover it up immediately with a case anyway.
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  8. ARizz44 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  9. MRxROBOT macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  10. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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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.

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    She's a beaut, isn't she?:confused::confused::confused:
     
  11. MRxROBOT macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  12. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Context was considered. Correlation does not imply causation. Too many variables.
     
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    MRxROBOT macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  14. Flow39 macrumors 68000

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    I'd love all glass. That being said, I use an Apple Leather case and so it really wouldn't matter to me.
     
  15. Ladybug macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  16. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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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.
     
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    I too loved my 4 and 4s and yes, they were my favorite iPhones
     
  18. ovo6 macrumors 6502

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    Going from the 5 to the 6 was the best feeling ever, never goin back love my 6s
     
  19. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    of the 3GS, 4, 4s, 5, 5s, and 6s that I've owned, the 6s is my least favorite design
    specs, performance, features, etc. is a different discussion
     
  20. ovo6 macrumors 6502

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    6 looks better than all of them all together tbh
     
  21. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    beauty is in the eye of the beholder
    and one man's junk is another man's treasure
    i would have actually bought the SE if it had been available when I got my 6s
     
  22. artie-ficial macrumors newbie

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    Hell no, I'm worried about breaking my phone enough as it is.
     
  23. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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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.
     
  24. PaladinGuy macrumors 6502

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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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