1. KnightInExile's Avatar
    Curious, I've noticed that the iphones (as well as iphone 4) does not come in flip/clamshell types. Also, I am seeing less and less of them in regards to non-iphone types as well. I would imagine that flip/clamshells offers better protection to the buttons and screen, whereas, the iphones are a one-piece item and can easily get damaged.

    Why are the flip/clamshell models declining in popularity? Is it because having two LCD screens cuts on battery life? Or is it because the hinges eventually wears out and breaks apart due to overuse? Or is it something else entirely? Is Apple considering releasing a flip/clamshell model in the near future?
    02-05-2011 01:27 AM
  2. iquinn's Avatar
    Really? Not to be rude but do you know anything about Apple? Flip phones are ugly, Apple does not do ugly. Not to mention the fact that there is no way that the iPhone could ever function as a flip style phone. What makes the iPhone and other phones function the way that they do is that they have a large screen and that is not something that you can have on a flip phone. Just look at that pile of junk BB style and you will see what I mean.
    02-05-2011 01:34 AM
  3. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    In a sense, we have gone back to the candy bar style phones, just removed the buttons and have a screen. Apple makes quality products so there's a less chance the screen will crack unless you (the owner) is rough with it. As for the button being damaged, the home button is pretty much flush with the glass. The other buttons are solid.

    I mean look at these mock up from out good friend google





    You get the idea.
    02-05-2011 04:11 AM
  4. KnightInExile's Avatar
    Really? Not to be rude but do you know anything about Apple? Flip phones are ugly, Apple does not do ugly. Not to mention the fact that there is no way that the iPhone could ever function as a flip style phone. What makes the iPhone and other phones function the way that they do is that they have a large screen and that is not something that you can have on a flip phone. Just look at that pile of junk BB style and you will see what I mean.
    No offense taken. I don't really know much about iphones, which is why I'm here. In regards to flips being ugly, some are, but some aren't. It's interesting that you mentioned BB because they just came out with the first qwerty flip phone 9670 model. Talk about ugly!
    02-05-2011 05:17 PM
  5. Ipheuria's Avatar
    You wont see any smartphones with flip, that's just old hardware.
    02-05-2011 06:19 PM
  6. hoosieriphone's Avatar
    I don't do ugly..... That is why I switched from Blackberry to iPhone. I feel like I am holding a beautiful piece of art in my hand.
    02-06-2011 09:02 AM
  7. Fausty82's Avatar
    Can you imagine the size of a flip phone to get a 3.5-4" screen? The screens on the flip phones aren't nearly big enough... and as everyone else has said... flip phones are ugly.
    02-06-2011 10:37 AM
  8. NEO2126's Avatar
    flip clamp shells seem to break way to fast for me... maybe im too rough on my phones, but my iphone is cared for like a newborn, most of the time...
    02-06-2011 10:46 AM
  9. ImStrapped's Avatar
    Flip used to be the stuff after all those candy bar Nokia phones but its like Justin Bieber - it comes and goes n no one gives lol. Flip phones are just ugly.
    02-09-2011 03:13 PM
  10. noaim's Avatar
    its not that apple doesnt do ugly is that apple doesnt do options they make one thing and stick with it very seldom in any of there products do they do something different they make small changes each year thats it
    02-09-2011 03:20 PM
  11. Garz's Avatar
    Apple is not as stupid as RIM to make these. They dont sell
    BreakingKayfabe and iquinn like this.
    02-09-2011 03:21 PM
  12. iLoveiPhones's Avatar
    I could just imagine the glass screens scratching up against each other. *cringe*
    02-10-2011 02:02 AM
  13. ImStrapped's Avatar
    I could just imagine the glass screens scratching up against each other. *cringe*
    I don't think that's ever been an issue though. Besides, now a days all screens are scratch proof anyway
    02-10-2011 02:09 PM
  14. cpc12's Avatar
    flip phones are the Bomb !!! I still rock my Star Tac.

    You know your old skool if you know what Im talking about.

    1996. old
    02-11-2011 01:12 AM
  15. SurfStoked's Avatar
    Flip and clamshell phones tend to eventully have hardware issues. The "Candybar" style phones seem to be the big thing right now
    02-11-2011 02:23 AM
  16. jonewatson's Avatar
    i have iPhone 4 and i care my iPhone like a new born baby. And flip clamp shells seem to break way to fast for me..
    02-11-2011 05:35 AM
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