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  • White iPhone? I'll Take Clear Thank You!


    Apple's announcement of the white iPhone 4's release tomorrow may not be an earth-shattering revelation as much as it is a relief to some. However, ifixit has an interesting mod for the hardware-tinkering inclined: the clear iPhone 4 back.

    Ifixit rates the mod as an easy install. I would beg to differ. Anytime I've had to take apart my mackbook, or iPhone, I end up losing one of the impossibly small screws (torx, proprietary, or philips head) into the endless abyss known as the floor. I suspect my cat has a stash of dropped pencils, screws and other small accoutrement hidden somewhere.

    The mod itself will cost you $29.95 and your patience. It comes with the new clear rear panel, camera lens and flash diffuser, all for the GSM/ATT iPhone 4. A small price to pay if you ask me. There's just something about being able to see the guts of my phone that shouts "Yea, I'm dumb enough to risk breaking my $600 phone for a few looks."

    Which I am.

    A few ModMyi users have already installed variations of the mod, here and wolk72 did it on his lonesome.

    *update*

    This old hat, but for those of you with deep pockets and a penchent for panache ColorWare has some dizzying capabilities when it comes to altering your iPhone, or laptop, or headphones, or baby.

    Sources: ifixit
    This article was originally published in forum thread: White iPhone? I'll Take Clear Thank You! started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 70 Comments
    1. SoCal Railroader's Avatar
      SoCal Railroader -
      Cool! You can look at the nice, non removable battery
    1. iN2K's Avatar
      iN2K -
      Seen a clear front as well, not much to look at.
    1. braddahjosh's Avatar
      braddahjosh -
      I think that's awesome! I've modded every single phone I've had. I've changed the housing on my 3GS and by the looks of it the iPhone 4 is even easier!
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      That's awesome!


      Sent from my iPod touch using ModMyi
    1. tdawg3000's Avatar
      tdawg3000 -
      Looks freaking SWEET!!! Only question that I have is, why is it only for AT&T? What is the big difference between the two? The only difference that I can physicaly see is the viberate switch...
    1. SoCal Railroader's Avatar
      SoCal Railroader -
      I think it makes it look like a demo or mock up unit.
    1. santacruzlocal's Avatar
      santacruzlocal -
      Is it November 2010 all over again?
    1. iKillYou's Avatar
      iKillYou -
      I heard that once you switch to a transparent back that your camera becomes useless when used with the flash. This is why the White iPhone 4 took so long because of this issue as well. I wonder if that is still the case with this particular back from iFixit?

    1. jasonbanas's Avatar
      jasonbanas -
      old news this has been out for awhile now. They have a whole case front and back that is transparent..
    1. Jay316's Avatar
      Jay316 -
      Apple should offer different colour iPhones just like they do with then Nano. They'd make a load more money
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      Quote Originally Posted by jasonbanas View Post
      old news this has been out for awhile now. They have a whole case front and back that is transparent..
      No joke I see nobody here watches my vids I was one of the first people to show and install this mod when my iPhone 4 was black. btw it also comes in White
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jay316 View Post
      Apple should offer different colour iPhones just like they do with then Nano. They'd make a load more money

      Not likely, alot of businesses have iPhones and if apple made the iPhone colorful, it would lose its professional look
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      This is going to change the way we look at phones forever!!!
    1. Go Gators's Avatar
      Go Gators -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      Not likely, alot of businesses have iPhones and if apple made the iPhone colorful, it would lose its professional look
      He said Apple should "offer" different colors. Business' could still purchase black, but the majority of users would be able to chose a different color if they wanted too.
    1. rjrankin83's Avatar
      rjrankin83 -
      I've had a yellow front and back on my phone for awhile now (the fronts actually back to black now) and can say that I haven't seen any difference with my photos at all
    1. TheGrandFinale2001's Avatar
      TheGrandFinale2001 -
      Yeah I would probably pick this one over the white one.
    1. jeffhesser's Avatar
      jeffhesser -
      i'm surprised no one has mentioned sw-box.com/wholesale-Iphone-4-Back-Covers.html

      that place has awesome back cover replacements! and for way cheaper than these. i have been rocking the brushed metal or the leather back for a month or so now. it is SOOO much nicer in the hand. if you want clear class they have those too.
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      Phillip, I learned long ago to keep a magnet on the desk when I take apart tiny electronics. It's not even a subtle magnet, either: it's giant and sticks to anything metal within 8 inches. But it's worth it.
    1. d_animality's Avatar
      d_animality -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      Not likely, alot of businesses have iPhones and if apple made the iPhone colorful, it would lose its professional look
      ill buy if theres blue sky iphone!!they look cooler
    1. that_girl's Avatar
      that_girl -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jay316 View Post
      Apple should offer different colour iPhones just like they do with then Nano. They'd make a load more money
      Yes! I would love to have a lime green or hot pink iPhone.