IPhone 5 Mod Kit for iPhone 4/4S Surfaces
A new mod lets current iPhone 4 and 4S owners enjoy the brushed-aluminum aesthetic expected to be a staple of the iPhone 5.
The “iPhone 5 conversion mod kit” is a simple backplate mod kit based on the leaked iPhone 5 backplate photos. According to the seller the mod kit is composed of a “Glass-Like Acrylic and features a “Camera Glass Lens of the same Quality as Original iPhone Back Panel.” The kit comes with the necessary Phillips and Pentalobe screwdrivers.
The quality is impossible to vouch for, but at $30 it isn’t a huge hit to the wallet if the product turns out to be terrible. Judging from the pictures and video the look of the iPhone 5 does translate decent enough to the iPhone 4/4S, but the fact the mod isn’t brushed aluminum does detract from the allure. Although it likely does keep the price down.
This is likely the first of many iPhone 5 Mod Kits for existing iPhone 4/4S users. My advice is to hold out and see what other offerings show up.