Will The iPhone 5 Bring An End To Slippery iPhones?

Will The iPhone 5 Bring An End To Slippery iPhones?

Slip resistant?

Since the iPhone 3G, Apple’s smartphone has suffered from one annoying little problem: it’s too slippery. Place it down on the arm of your couch, on the dash of your car, or on any other surface that isn’t perfectly flat and you can almost guarantee that your iPhone will be face-down on the floor within about 20 seconds.

This wasn’t such a problem with the original iPhone, because it had a matte aluminum back. So, will the iPhone 5 spell the end of slippery iPhones?

ElectricPig was first to suggest that the iPhone 5’s new aluminum back may mean it’s not as slippery as its predecessors, and they’ve put together this nice little video that reminds us how much of a problem glass-backed iPhones can be.

Will The iPhone 5 Bring An End To Slippery iPhones?

Of course, the best way to solve this problem is to just buy a case. But who wants to wrap up their fancy new iPhone in a chunk of rubber? I want mine on show. I didn’t spend £600 on a device just to hide it away.

  • iSteve

    Simple.. Just use a case…

  • Tallest_Skil

    Since the 3G? The first-gen iPhone is slippery. Hold it right and it’ll tingle across your skin as it slips. Doesn’t mean you need a case and doesn’t mean that’s a problem. Just throw your pinky underneath it.

  • ddevito

    It will bring a slipper slope of boring designs and ho-hum software updates.

    seewhatididthere

  • ddevito

    “people who cover their iPhones should walk around wearing helmets”

    -Jerry Seinfeld

  • ddevito

    “people who cover their iPhones should walk around wearing helmets”

    -Jerry Seinfeld

  • Timothy Williamson

    That last fall made me cringe.

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