Welcome to the iMore Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 23 of 23
Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By Haalcyon
  • 1 Post By JakePleasants
  1. Thread AuthorThread Author   #1  
    Jaguarr40's Avatar
    iMore Genius

    Posts
    12,919 Posts
    Global Posts
    17,061 Global Posts
    iOS Version
    iOS 7.1.2

    Default Do You Favor Metal Or Glass On The Back Of The New iPhone?

    If you were able to tell Apple designers what you wanted on the back of the new iPhone would it be back to glass or do you like the look of the metal?
    ~JAG~
    Member Of iMore & Mobile Nations!
    In Memory Of Steve Jobs ... Rest In iPeace


  2. #2  
    Highrisedrifter's Avatar

    Posts
    1,109 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,264 Global Posts
    iOS Version
    iOS 7.0.4

    Default Re: Do You Favor Metal Or Glass On The Back Of The New iPhone?

    I loved the glass but realise that it is nowhere near as tough as the current metal.

    I dislike the unibody approach of the 5C so hope they don't go down that route as it just feels like a step backwards, in my opinion.

    I'd love it if they used Sapphire glass and made the front and back glass again but this would bump up the cost massively, so I understand why they wouldn't.

    All things considered, I hope they stick to the metal shape of the current 5S.
  3. #3  
    spencerdl's Avatar
    iMore Genius

    Posts
    3,452 Posts
    Global Posts
    15,004 Global Posts

    Default Re: Do You Favor Metal Or Glass On The Back Of The New iPhone?

    I like the glass on the 4/4s and I also like the 5/5s design. If I had a choice, I think I would with the glass....It just looks KOOL
  4. #4  
    Septembersrain#AC's Avatar
    iMore Guru

    Posts
    1,926 Posts
    Global Posts
    5,372 Global Posts

    Default Re: Do You Favor Metal Or Glass On The Back Of The New iPhone?

    I never had one with glass. However I've noticed this aluminum scratches and gets dings really easily....


    •Sent from space using Tapatalk.•
  5. #5  
    acerace113's Avatar
    iMore Elite

    Posts
    2,299 Posts

    Default Re: Do You Favor Metal Or Glass On The Back Of The New iPhone?

    Glass, I've had the 4S and 5S and I find the glass feels more solid than the metal. Plus here in Canada the metal feels a lot colder in the winter than the glass did.


    Sent from my iPhone 5S or 5th gen iPod Touch using Tapatalk
  6. #6  
    cwbcpa's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    276 Posts
    Global Posts
    709 Global Posts

    Default Re: Do You Favor Metal Or Glass On The Back Of The New iPhone?

    I liked the feel of the 4/4s and I like the 5/5s but if I had to pick I would go aluminum. I just like the feel a little more than glass.


    Sent using Tapatalk
  7. Thread AuthorThread Author   #7  
    Jaguarr40's Avatar
    iMore Genius

    Posts
    12,919 Posts
    Global Posts
    17,061 Global Posts
    iOS Version
    iOS 7.1.2

    Default Re: Do You Favor Metal Or Glass On The Back Of The New iPhone?

    Thank you all so far for your input, Some very interesting comments that I hope keep coming in. I actually like my 5S but then again it is in a case so the metal or glass which I had both does not bother me.
    ~JAG~
    Member Of iMore & Mobile Nations!
    In Memory Of Steve Jobs ... Rest In iPeace


  8. #8  
    pr1nce's Avatar


    Posts
    10,287 Posts
    Global Posts
    13,901 Global Posts
    iOS Version
    7.1.2

    Default Re: Do You Favor Metal Or Glass On The Back Of The New iPhone?

    I like the feel of the glass on the 4s
  9. #9  
    TurboTiger's Avatar
    iMore Guru

    Posts
    1,918 Posts
    Global Posts
    6,399 Global Posts
    iOS Version
    7.1.2

    Default Re: Do You Favor Metal Or Glass On The Back Of The New iPhone?

    I'm indifferent. Once the case goes on., it seldom comes off.
    Good Luck

    Apple TV
    iPhone 5S
    iPad 2 Wi-Fi
    MacBook Air 13" Mid 2012 Mavericks 10.9.4
    Cigar Lover
  10. #10  
    LCW
    LCW is offline
    LCW's Avatar
    iMore Expert

    Posts
    781 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,183 Global Posts
    iOS Version
    6.1

    Default Re: Do You Favor Metal Or Glass On The Back Of The New iPhone?

    metal back for sure... just too much risk with a glass back... and really I don't see the advantage other than being a finger print magnet
  11. #11  
    boomhower1820's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    248 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,174 Global Posts
    iOS Version
    6

    Default Re: Do You Favor Metal Or Glass On The Back Of The New iPhone?

    Metal for sure. We've all seen enough smashed backed 4/4S's. One piece of glass is enough on a phone.
  12. #12  
    Megan Blok's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    116 Posts

    Default Do You Favor Metal Or Glass On The Back Of The New iPhone?

    I prefer the metal back. I've had an iPhone 3G, 3GS, and 5s. I've also played around with my boyfriends 4s. The glass definitely looks nice but the aluminum looks much better not to mention how cool the phone feels when you pick it up in the morning. I also thing the metal is much more durable, and less scratch prone then the glass models.


    Sent from my Gold iPhone 5s 
  13. #13  
    smelton3's Avatar
    iMore Beginner

    Posts
    50 Posts

    Default Re: Do You Favor Metal Or Glass On The Back Of The New iPhone?

    Going back to glass would be welcomed. IMO the glass looked and felt more premium. Fingerprints and fragility aside, I am definitely for a return to the glass back.


    Sent from my AT&T LTE iPad Air. White in color of course. Or my iPhone 5s. Gold of course.
  14. #14  
    Haalcyon's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    494 Posts
    Global Posts
    6,283 Global Posts
    iOS Version
    7.1

    Default Do You Favor Metal Or Glass On The Back Of The New iPhone?

    I'd prefer toughened glass over the current aluminium. However, if the aluminium was going to be the same grade/weight/strength as that used on the MacBooks (and I don't believe it currently is), I'd be fine with that.


    Sent from my MF080LL/A 🔘
  15. #15  
    JustMe'D's Avatar

    Posts
    19,170 Posts
    Global Posts
    19,399 Global Posts
    iOS Version
    7.0.4

    Default Re: Do You Favor Metal Or Glass On The Back Of The New iPhone?

    It doesn't matter to me, really, but I do like the feel of the glass better even though I prefer the look of the metal.
  16. #16  
    Haalcyon's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    494 Posts
    Global Posts
    6,283 Global Posts
    iOS Version
    7.1

    Default Re: Do You Favor Metal Or Glass On The Back Of The New iPhone?

    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    It doesn't matter to me, really, but I do like the feel of the glass better even though I prefer the look of the metal.
    How about metal covered by glass/sapphire crystal. Talk about nice build materials indeed.


    via the tablet
    JustMe'D likes this.
  17. #17  
    Bradley Spence's Avatar
    iMore Beginner

    Posts
    58 Posts
    iOS Version
    7.1

    Default Re: Do You Favor Metal Or Glass On The Back Of The New iPhone?

    I actually like both. The metal scratches really easily but that's good because it allows me to sell more back shield protection at my store. The glass looks really nice. Either one I would be happy with.
    Bradley Spence | ZAGG Expert
  18. #18  
    EauRouge's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    270 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,671 Global Posts

    Default Re: Do You Favor Metal Or Glass On The Back Of The New iPhone?

    Metal. Less shatter risk and its lighter!
  19. #19  
    Haalcyon's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    494 Posts
    Global Posts
    6,283 Global Posts
    iOS Version
    7.1

    Default Re: Do You Favor Metal Or Glass On The Back Of The New iPhone?

    Quote Originally Posted by EauRouge View Post
    Metal. Less shatter risk and its lighter!
    I understand wanting less of a shatter risk but I don't think we need to move towards a lighter phone (yes, I know, that's not what you said or implied). I actually like the weight of the 5c more than the weight of my 5s'. However, with a case on it the 5s feels just fine to me.


    Sent from my MF003LL/A 🔘
  20. #20  
    JakePleasants's Avatar
    iMore Expert

    Posts
    836 Posts
    Global Posts
    935 Global Posts

    Default Re: Do You Favor Metal Or Glass On The Back Of The New iPhone?

    A combination of the two is my favorite, like on the 5/5S. The look that is achieved by using both in conjunction with one another is greater than either one could accomplish alone.
  21. #21  
    tharley46's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    110 Posts
    Global Posts
    111 Global Posts

    Default Re: Do You Favor Metal Or Glass On The Back Of The New iPhone?

    Agree with Jake


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  22. #22  
    JobSteves's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    192 Posts
    Global Posts
    241 Global Posts

    Default Do You Favor Metal Or Glass On The Back Of The New iPhone?

    Oops mods please delete.
  23. #23  
    JobSteves's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    192 Posts
    Global Posts
    241 Global Posts

    Default Do You Favor Metal Or Glass On The Back Of The New iPhone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Haalcyon View Post
    How about metal covered by glass/sapphire crystal. Talk about nice build materials indeed.


    via the tablet
    Agreed x 10000000000

    Sent from my iPad using iMore Forums

Similar Threads

  1. Cool ARPG! Sango Slayer: Saga of Zhao Yun!
    By KG KooGame in forum Gaming
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-02-2014, 07:12 AM
  2. Found an iPhone 5 on the floor
    By iMore Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 03-31-2014, 10:05 AM
  3. Stryke - the new FREE iOS app to troll your friends!
    By StrykeApp in forum iPhone Apps & Games
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-31-2014, 08:57 AM
  4. What Would You Ask Anyone On The Blog Side That You Would Like To Know?
    By Jaguarr40 in forum iMore.com News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-31-2014, 07:19 AM
  5. Calendar on iphone
    By iMore Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-31-2014, 07:12 AM

Posting Permissions