Ceramic

4th gen iPhone to have ceramic backing, Apple A4-like SoC?

Following up on the crazy that was yesterday's iPhone G4 (iPhone HD/iPhone 4G) hardware leaks, Daring Fireball looked into the glass-like backing of the device, and brings up an old Apple patent for fancy, futuristic ceramics:

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iPhone 3G Back: Plastic or Not?

"Will it Blend?" -- harmless fun, senseless gadget murder, or... educational science experiment?

While the original iPhone 2G's shiny metallic backing was powdered by the uber-chopper, the iPhone 3G's plasticky backing, counter-intuitively, survived pretty much in one piece (one really thrashed piece, granted).

Macenstein claims their birdy pointed out "Apple never said it was plastic."

However, Steve Jobs said just that during the WWDC 2008 Keynote (at roughly the 1:26:20 mark in the podcast version): "It's got a full plastic back."

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