When I saw my new iPhone 4S in the mail, I was relieved it didn’t come with a flipper, because the last thing I needed was a bunch of plastic parts to clog my phone’s display.
It had the usual issues that come with any mobile device: The screen doesn’t come back on, the power button doesn’t work, the headphone jack is inoperable.
But what was surprising to me was that it was made of solid plastic, something I’d never encountered before in a device.
The iPhone 4 was also made of plastic.
The Apple-designed device, which I called the Flippered, was built by two former Apple employees who had left the company in 2012.
The two engineers, who are named Michael and Paul, had been working on the phone for the past two years and were in the midst of a major redesign.
The team, headed by Michael, had decided to ditch the classic iPhone look for a more modern, sleek, and streamlined design.
That meant a thinner design that featured a glass back and a much thinner display.
The phone had a curved edge and was a bit more rounded than the rest of the iPhone lineup.
I was also able to grab a photo of the device while it was still under development.
“I think it was the most radical design we’ve ever done,” Michael told me.
I had seen Apple’s previous iPhones before, but I’d only seen the iPhone 4 in its original state, with a plastic back.
The company had also moved away from the plastic screen that had been the hallmark of the original iPhone for years, and was instead using a solid aluminum screen that was thicker and had a slightly higher resolution.
The Flipperers design had been born in the same room as the original Apple iPhone, which had a metal back and glass display.
“We were like, ‘We’ve got to build something really, really new, and we’ve got this gorgeous display that doesn’t have to be so thin,'” Paul said.
They had to make it really thin, because it would make it difficult for a user to hold the phone in their hands.
“So we were like the guys who are the engineers at the iPhone and iPad, and that was the only way we could do it,” Michael said.
The device was originally going to be a limited-edition limited-production model that was meant to be made in one piece, and the team was going to keep the device under wraps until it was ready for a wider rollout.
The original iPhone was a device that was a little over 1 inch thick, so the team wanted to make sure the Flips were super light and easy to grip.
They also wanted to create a device with a premium feel, so they designed the device to be lightweight and compact, and so the company’s materials were chosen to be the most expensive in the industry.
They chose to use polycarbonate and stainless steel in the display and the back, and they went with a high-quality aluminum and steel alloy.
But the device wasn’t ready for mass production.
“It was a huge challenge for us to build,” Michael explained.
“If we were making a product with a large volume, we’d need to do the entire assembly ourselves, which is incredibly time consuming.”
But the Flippers were a completely different beast, and a major part of that challenge was the size.
They were a product designed to be extremely small, but with a much wider variety of hardware to work with.
The design of the Flip is so different from the previous iPhone that it requires a whole new set of tools and materials to create.
The screen is the only part that doesn, however, have a standard LCD panel.
“The screen is a totally different piece,” Michael explains.
“There’s an extra layer that is an LCD, but it’s not in any standard LCD.”
It’s an ultra-thin, glassy piece of plastic that has a transparent back that looks like it was carved from a piece of glass.
That translucent back, like the back of the glass display, can be bent and turned in ways that make it easy to bend and turn, as well as hold the display in place.
The glass display has an incredibly thin layer of carbon, which makes it easy for the glass to be bent, and it has a lot of conductivity that keeps the screen from getting hot.
The entire design of a Flipper was designed to minimize the amount of heat that could get inside the phone, and to make the display look really nice.
“One of the biggest things we wanted to do was to minimize any heat that gets inside the device,” Michael says.
“In order to do that, we wanted a transparent surface so that you wouldn’t have any fingerprints on the display, so you wouldn´t see any fingerprints that you might get from the glass.
We wanted to have an ultra smooth display.”
They also decided to make this display look