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Old Dec 10, 2012, 04:32 AM   #1
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Modded My iPhone 5 To Be Wht & blk (updated variations) [murged]

After posting my last video I had a lot of requests for other color variations like Black screen with a white body and black buttons etc... Here they are. Let me know what your favs are or if you think it's best to keep them the way they are.



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While all of you were discussing the perks and drawbacks of white/black iPhone 5's I was busy making a white and black iPhone 5, the best of both worlds. What do you think?



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Old Dec 10, 2012, 04:38 AM   #2
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Wow, the dismantling part look quite difficult and looks like you spent quite some time on it.

I like the color of the white aluminium and black glass. Gives a nice feel. If only Apple sells one of these. You consider helping people to mod their iPhones?
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 04:49 AM   #3
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Wow, the dismantling part look quite difficult and looks like you spent quite some time on it.

I like the color of the white aluminium and black glass. Gives a nice feel. If only Apple sells one of these. You consider helping people to mod their iPhones?

I do help people locally to mod their phones. I this is the first iPhone 5 mod. People are concerned about their warranties so it's not typical to start doing mods for several months after a release of a phone.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 05:13 AM   #4
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Nice work, I actually think many people would have taken a "black" iPhone 5 with the bare aluminium casework as you've partly done here, I know it's what I wanted. I would have just gone the whole way with the front glass panel too.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 05:22 AM   #5
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Nice work, I actually think many people would have taken a "black" iPhone 5 with the bare aluminium casework as you've partly done here, I know it's what I wanted. I would have just gone the whole way with the front glass panel too.
thanks man. I have the front glass if I ever decide to go with an all black front panel. I just didn't want to go too overboard with the black.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 05:31 AM   #6
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thanks man. I have the front glass if I ever decide to go with an all black front panel. I just didn't want to go too overboard with the black.
Yeah, I know what you mean I usually prefer black on the front as it's less distracting from the screen but the overall "stealth" design on the iPhone 5 is a bit too bare for me. I definitely prefer the look of the white.

I had a similar problem designing some speakers recently which were all black and uninteresting so I mixed gloss lacquer with rubber front and just a little steel trim to liven it up a bit! These
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 05:42 AM   #7
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Congratulations on an original and interesting thread - nice video too!

It stands out from the myriad of useless threads we have to struggle through.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 05:59 AM   #8
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If I did this I would have only swapped the glass parts, I do like it but wouldn't use it over the normal black or white ones.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 05:59 AM   #9
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Yeah, I know what you mean I usually prefer black on the front as it's less distracting from the screen but the overall "stealth" design on the iPhone 5 is a bit too bare for me. I definitely prefer the look of the white.

I had a similar problem designing some speakers recently which were all black and uninteresting so I mixed gloss lacquer with rubber front and just a little steel trim to liven it up a bit! These
If those speakers sound half as good as they look... Geez very nice. You designed those?
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Wow, the dismantling part look quite difficult and looks like you spent quite some time on it.

I like the color of the white aluminium and black glass. Gives a nice feel. If only Apple sells one of these. You consider helping people to mod their iPhones?
not to mention making the video and posting it to youtube.

oh and that phone is BUTT UGLY now. the subtle color shifts of the white and black iphone make it look classy
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 06:19 AM   #11
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So you should also have a black & white iPhone to go with your white & black one? I'd like to see that one too.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 06:20 AM   #12
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If those speakers sound half as good as they look... Geez very nice. You designed those?
Yeah, cheers for that! I'm the Brand Manager so I do most things nowadays, was always disappointed with agencies' design efforts so started doing them myself a year or two back, still many ranges to update though! Is fun but hard work at times... Still I doubt I could pull my iPhone 5 apart without ruining it!
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 06:20 AM   #13
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Congratulations on an original and interesting thread - nice video too!

It stands out from the myriad of useless threads we have to struggle through.
Thank you.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 06:24 AM   #14
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While all of you were discussing the perks and drawbacks of white/black iPhone 5's I was busy making a white and black iPhone 5, the best of both worlds. What do you think?


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Wow no way I could have had the patients and ability to do that without a lot of "coffee" lol.

Good job. I would like to see a black iPhone 5 back with white plates just outta curiosity.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 06:26 AM   #15
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Yeah, cheers for that! I'm the Brand Manager so I do most things nowadays, was always disappointed with agencies' design efforts so started doing them myself a year or two back, still many ranges to update though! Is fun but hard work at times... Still I doubt I could pull my iPhone 5 apart without ruining it!
If you're gonna do something right you have to do it yourself...

Yeah, I've fully disassembled hundreds of iPhones but this was my first full disassembly of an iPhone 5 though. I was glad to see everything worked when it put them back together.

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So you should also have a black & white iPhone to go with your white & black one? I'd like to see that one too.
The black and white one looks fine, the homebutton looks a little silly being white but I plan to buy a black one and throw it on. I'll throw some pics on when I get a chance.
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I'm as impressed by your courage as by your taste!

I couldn't even see those little screws inside the iPhone, and if I took them out somehow, half of them would end up lost in the carpeting.

Nice job.
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not to mention making the video and posting it to youtube.

oh and that phone is BUTT UGLY now. the subtle color shifts of the white and black iphone make it look classy
I've always appreciated the subtle yet aggressive look of white with black details. Not a huge fan of white and chrome. But that's what modding is all about... making it look however makes you happy.

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If I did this I would have only swapped the glass parts, I do like it but wouldn't use it over the normal black or white ones.

Yeah the normal black and white look great... I love them both. But I also love unique and tearing things apart.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 06:35 AM   #18
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Very nice.

Much better than years ago when people started showing off their red iPhone4's.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 06:41 AM   #19
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Very nice.

Much better than years ago when people started showing off their red iPhone4's.
Thanks, I actually really liked the red iPhone 4's over most the other colors. The worst in my opinion, I have had a few people request hunting camo. As if it will somehow make it less visible to deer when you are hunting talking on the phone...
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I'm as impressed by your courage as by your taste!

I couldn't even see those little screws inside the iPhone, and if I took them out somehow, half of them would end up lost in the carpeting.

Nice job.
Thank you. And notice the tackle bins in front of me in the vid, I have to have them to help keep track of all the screws. There is nothing worse than losing a screw in the carpet!
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:07 AM   #21
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Looks nice, the only thing I dislike is the black home button. Looks a bit awkward.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:16 AM   #22
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Damm beautiful looks great
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:30 AM   #23
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Looks better than I expected. I like how the power and volume buttons are still black. Have you considered making a white one with the slate antenna band and back?
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:43 AM   #24
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Not bad but I still like my black 5.
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There are plenty of iPhone 5 mods, slightly less subtle than this but they're out there nonetheless.
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