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I agree with Gruber. The overal design of the original iPhone which featured an aluminum back was 1) the best looking iPhone as well as 2) the best feeling in hand. I’ve long said that I’d love to have an original iPhone body with the display and innards of the latest iPhone crammed inside. While the iPhone 5 still features glass bits at the top and bottoms of the back, the large majority returns to aluminum. And because of it, the phone looks better and (according to Gruber since I haven’t held one yet) feels better, too.
I only hope his gut feeling, that for the foreseeable future Apple uses aluminum for the back, comes true. It’s truly the best material in this case.
I’ve missed the metal back of the original iPhone ever since I upgraded to the 3G in 2008, and it’s good to have it back. My instant gut feeling is that the iPhone will remain metal-backed for the foreseeable future. The plastic of the 3G/3GS was, I’m certain, a tradeoff for engineering and perhaps cost purposes that no one at Apple was ever satisfied by. The glass of the 4/4S feels great, but it’s fragile and, compared to aluminum, heavy. The 5 looks taller but feels smaller in hand, because of how much thinner it is than the 4/4S.
Greg: if I asked you to order a nexus from the play store and ship it somewhere in the states could you?
me: yeah. provided you fronted the cost beforehand. I don't have $350 to spare
Greg: i figured I would have to pay you before hand as I am a skeevy cantanadian