1. Ipheuria's Avatar
    The iPhone 6 should be a new design in keeping with Apple's traditions. Now that everyone is talking about the possibility of using Sapphire in the screen. It got me wondering if they would try a glass back and screen again. I've seen videos of heavy cinder blocks pulled around on a phone with a Sapphire case and it didn't make a scratch. Now considering that was just a case imagine Apple's engineering. Would an iPhone 6 with front and back Sapphire/Glass be something people would want? or would it remind them of the iPhone 4?
    02-14-2014 01:41 PM
  2. HAWK's Avatar
    The iPhone 6 should be a new design in keeping with Apple's traditions. Now that everyone is talking about the possibility of using Sapphire in the screen. It got me wondering if they would try a glass back and screen again. I've seen videos of heavy cinder blocks pulled around on a phone with a Sapphire case and it didn't make a scratch. Now considering that was just a case imagine Apple's engineering. Would an iPhone 6 with front and back Sapphire/Glass be something people would want? or would it remind them of the iPhone 4?
    Honestly, you never know what apple has up their sleeve.. in my opinion I like the aluminum back, and aluminum bezel because it feels very premium compared to glass. What I can see happening is apple using glass as the bezel so they can incorporate touch control for volume buttons and lock button so there will be no more physical buttons. apple needs something new and cutting edge and that's what I can see them doing. But who knows
    02-14-2014 01:47 PM
  3. Skatophilia's Avatar
    I feel like that would be expensive for us as consumers...
    02-14-2014 01:51 PM
  4. Premium1's Avatar
    I think they are going to go more towards the design language that the iPad uses. The glass, if larger screen rumors pan out, would make it once again easy to break and just be a pain. I think apple is going to stay away from it like they did with the 5/5s. Plus the rumors of liquid metal would/could play a key part in no longer needing different pieces for the back, and could make a unibody design.
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    02-14-2014 02:00 PM
  5. acerace113's Avatar
    The iPhone 6 should be a new design in keeping with Apple's traditions. Now that everyone is talking about the possibility of using Sapphire in the screen. It got me wondering if they would try a glass back and screen again. I've seen videos of heavy cinder blocks pulled around on a phone with a Sapphire case and it didn't make a scratch. Now considering that was just a case imagine Apple's engineering. Would an iPhone 6 with front and back Sapphire/Glass be something people would want? or would it remind them of the iPhone 4?
    This is the one thing apple needs to bring back that I miss.


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    02-14-2014 02:22 PM
  6. mountainman's Avatar
    I would like it if they returned to the glass front and back like the iPhone 4. Aluminum is for beer cans.

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    02-18-2014 12:16 PM
  7. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I hope not. I like the lighter weight of not having two glass panels.
    02-18-2014 12:23 PM
  8. HAWK's Avatar
    All I know is i would love for apple to make memory expandable. Off topic but just getting it out there


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    02-18-2014 03:12 PM
  9. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I think it's possible, but if using Sapphire, I think it would be more Gorilla Glass with Sapphire than anything. It really doesn't bother me one way or the other.


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    02-18-2014 03:31 PM
  10. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Even though I would welcome the design of a front and glass iPhone 6 (similiar to 4/4s), but I dont think it will happen again.....to many phone casualties
    Last edited by spencerdl; 02-18-2014 at 10:03 PM.
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    02-18-2014 09:45 PM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    It wouldn't matter to me as long as it looks professional, elegant, not phablet size, and continues to serve my smartphone needs…
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    02-18-2014 10:02 PM
  12. pr1nce's Avatar
    I personally like the glass front and back. I wouldn't have a problem with it.


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    02-18-2014 10:50 PM
  13. HAWK's Avatar
    I personally like the glass front and back. I wouldn't have a problem with it.


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    All depends on what design they go with for me. If they keep the same look I'll take aluminum. If they switch it up into something way different id have to see it.


    Sent from my iPhone 5s.
    02-18-2014 11:37 PM
  14. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    All I know is i would love for apple to make memory expandable. Off topic but just getting it out there.
    Dear god no. I'm having so many issue with my Note 3's expandable memory, I do not want that on an iPhone. Apple would have to contend with idiots blaming the manufacturer for their phone not working with the low-budget POS memory card they bought and all sorts of other compatibility issues. I hope Apple never go down this route.
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    02-19-2014 06:00 AM
  15. swarlos's Avatar
    Dear god no. I'm having so many issue with my Note 3's expandable memory, I do not want that on an iPhone. Apple would have to contend with idiots blaming the manufacturer for their phone not working with the low-budget POS memory card they bought and all sorts of other compatibility issues. I hope Apple never go down this route.

    Yeah exactly why Google moved away from it with their Nexus devices but some OEMs are still doing it because so many Android users still whine when it's not included.


    Carried by a raven from the Wall.
    02-24-2014 02:53 PM
  16. farb12's Avatar
    I would like to see plastic like the 5c. I like the round corners. Oh and some normal colors. Not a can of rise pastels.

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    02-26-2014 01:16 PM
  17. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I wouldn't care either way I know there are some people who loved the front and back glass while others love the aluminum. I liked both so if they did do it I'd like it if they chose not to then I wouldn't be heart broken either. If they did do it I would only accept it with the Sapphire mix but I think that is the only way they would do it anyway.
    02-26-2014 01:56 PM
  18. svfd757's Avatar
    I was thinking about this today. My daughter has an iPhone 4 (she's getting a new one soon, I promise) and I really like the look of it better than I do mine. I kinda miss the weight of the iPhone 4/4s and think the the 5 is almost too light.
    02-28-2014 12:36 PM
  19. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I actually like the back on the 5/5s more than I did the glass on the 4/4s; but if it's a sturdy glass that won't crack then maybe I could deal.


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    02-28-2014 01:11 PM
  20. Speedygi's Avatar
    Sorry for replying late to this, but I think having glass on both sides would be bad, just because they crack easily...

    I would want to see a safer and yet more premium aluminium on the back, and they proved they can do it with snazzy colors like Gold. To me, if it is a success why stop doing it? Keep coming up with these sexy aluminium backs, Apple.
    03-02-2014 09:35 AM
  21. cinematicme's Avatar
    If we do it will be sapphire glass


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    03-02-2014 12:12 PM
  22. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    Sorry for replying late to this, but I think having glass on both sides would be bad, just because they crack easily...

    I would want to see a safer and yet more premium aluminium on the back, and they proved they can do it with snazzy colors like Gold. To me, if it is a success why stop doing it? Keep coming up with these sexy aluminium backs, Apple.
    I agree with this.

    I feel that another reason is that Apple never takes a step backwards. Now it has chosen an Aluminium backing for the device, the chances are they won't go back to using glass, irrespective of what that glass is made of. Your average punter won't know the difference between the glass types and manufacturers of the previous glass-backed model and the new glass-backed model with regards to Corning vs Sapphire and so to them it will look like a step back.
    03-03-2014 04:20 AM
  23. Speedygi's Avatar
    I agree with this.

    I feel that another reason is that Apple never takes a step backwards. Now it has chosen an Aluminium backing for the device, the chances are they won't go back to using glass, irrespective of what that glass is made of. Your average punter won't know the difference between the glass types and manufacturers of the previous glass-backed model and the new glass-backed model with regards to Corning vs Sapphire and so to them it will look like a step back.
    You hit it on the nail right there. But there was this one curious case where Apple went back to plastic for the 5C, so I wouldn't count out anything at this point.

    But I highly doubt they would abandon their now quite successful aluminum 'concoctions' so far.
    03-03-2014 04:23 AM
  24. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    You hit it on the nail right there. But there was this one curious case where Apple went back to plastic for the 5C, so I wouldn't count out anything at this point.

    But I highly doubt they would abandon their now quite successful aluminum 'concoctions' so far.
    Good point, but the 5C has been a bit of a damp squib in comparisons to the 5S. If they did go for a plastic backed device I can only see it as being in addition to, not instead of an aluminium backed one (he said hopefully).
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    03-03-2014 04:26 AM
  25. alicepattinson's Avatar
    Well I like aluminum more than glass And I hope that there's a memory card slot too. hihihi
    03-03-2014 04:36 AM
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