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    Default Aluminum or glass

    back? which do you prefer? glass here
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    Aluminum, just because Apple can curve aluminum. Having the device entirely flat is nice visually, and it's nice for positioning the device, but for actually holding it and using it, a curved back is more comfortable.

    I hope the new iPhone is a liquid metal design (it is RF-transparent, unlike aluminum). Although, the white front won't look quite as nice in that case.
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    Glass is so much more sexy though.


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    I like the "premium" feel of the glass, but as mentioned above, a liquid metal back would be awesome. It would also be nice to not have to worry about the front AND the back cracking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Shackelford View Post
    I like the "premium" feel of the glass, but as mentioned above, a liquid metal back would be awesome. It would also be nice to not have to worry about the front AND the back cracking.
    To be honest, I have dropped my iPhone MANY times, and of the 4 iPhone 4s that I have had this year, the back is the only part that ever took any damage. After daily use for about 6 months with no case, the back had little scratches all over it. The front was still completely flawless.

    I think the glass on the back is actually weaker than the glass on the front.
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    definitely glass. assuming both types end up with scratches, i think aluminum would look worse than the glass
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    Platinum with diamonds...

    But since that is not gonna happen I like the glass back.
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    Aluminum. I like the curved design on the 3gs and aluminum would be a little stronger than glass.
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    Aluminum. I have cracked the glass twice on my 3gs
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    I hate the glass back. I tried one of the metal back pieces for awhile on my iPhone 4 but didn't like it. I have "leather" sticker type thing on the back now. The glass has too many cons IMO; looks gross from finger prints, does not provide good grip, easily scratched and then looks like ****.

    Give me a matte finish for science's sake. I hate shiny.
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    I vote for glass. I have a large family, who all have iPhones, and they agree that the glass back looks better.
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    I reckon its going to look like a cut down iPad/Macbook Air.
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    Glass. Nothing looks worse that the aluminum back of my iPod with all of its scratches from normal, day-to-day use.
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    I vote glass and even more so now that I have the white phone. Finger prints on BOTH sides drove me a little nuts so I kept a Case Mate Barely There on my black phone the whole time. Now that I have the white one, I only use a bumper (until I got the BookBook)
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    I would probably go with glass, but it really doesn't matter to me since I use a case with all my phones.
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    I'm gonna say it'll have the same type of Aluminum that's on the iPad2. Very nice and elegant look and feel of an expensive high tech device. Also, the possibility of being anodized, but not 100% on that one either.
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    I want it like the MBP. Whats ever that is. I love that feel and its very scratch resistant. Aluminum I guess it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garz View Post
    I want it like the MBP. Whats ever that is. I love that feel and its very scratch resistant. Aluminum I guess it is.
    Yeah, the brushed aluminum is great for now showing "wear" scratches. Until that happens, I am firmly in the glass camp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwfw View Post
    Glass. Nothing looks worse that the aluminum back of my iPod with all of its scratches from normal, day-to-day use.
    We're not talking about that kind of aluminum. We're talking about the kind that was on the first gen iPhone.

    I hope it's liquid metal because then they don't need to do any antenna cutouts.
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    Glass iph4 looks way better than 2g 3g or 3gs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garz View Post
    I want it like the MBP. Whats ever that is. I love that feel and its very scratch resistant. Aluminum I guess it is.
    I'm with Garz, I want it the same as my MBP. Really though I want a iPad2 iPhone. Aluminum back and white front.
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    Would be cool if the apple on the back lit up like the mbp too. But that's just wishful thinking!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edharv1 View Post
    Would be cool if the apple on the back lit up like the mbp too. But that's just wishful thinking!
    Haha... If it's really as thin as they're saying it is, there's no way there's enough room to stuff that in there without the phone exploding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edharv1 View Post
    Would be cool if the apple on the back lit up like the mbp too. But that's just wishful thinking!
    That would be cool, perhaps they could make it glow when the phone is in use or receiving a messgae or alert (for those who must have an LED notification). Of course battery tech would have to greatly improve or a smaller separate battery for it. Still wishful thinking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jellotime91 View Post
    We're not talking about that kind of aluminum. We're talking about the kind that was on the first gen iPhone.

    I hope it's liquid metal because then they don't need to do any antenna cutouts.
    No one said anything about what "kind" of aluminum. The question was "aluminum or glass". I chose glass. I stand by that choice.
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