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Old Nov 29, 2011, 05:17 PM   #1
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iFixit Offers Transparent Replacement Glass Back for iPhone 4S







iFixit has introduced a transparent glass replacement back for the iPhone 4S. The glass, which retails for $29.95, completely replaces the rear glass on the iPhone -- making it useful for replacing a broken rear back or simply for a unique look.

Depending on the age of the iPhone 4, it may need iFixit's "liberation kit" to remove the newer "pentalobe screws" from the iPhone.

The instructions for installing the rear glass are simple and straightforward for the mechanically inclined. The transparent rear panel is available for the iPhone 4 (GSM) and 4S from iFixit.

Article Link: iFixit Offers Transparent Replacement Glass Back for iPhone 4S
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 05:20 PM   #2
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Kind of like a modded PC case except theres no cool lights to look at underneath.
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 05:22 PM   #3
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It's too bad the battery is on the backside...everything cool to look at is underneath it
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How is this news? Replacement backs have been available for ages.
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 05:30 PM   #6
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How is this news? Replacement backs have been available for ages.
This one is for the new iPhone, the 4S
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 05:32 PM   #7
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yeah, these have been available for the 4 since forever. Why is this newsworthy?
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 05:32 PM   #8
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Here's a Ferrari, I've painted over the red crap with matt emulsion. Enjoy.

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Old Nov 29, 2011, 05:38 PM   #9
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I'd consider it if I had a black 4S but mine is white and unless the internals are white it just wouldn't look good
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 05:40 PM   #10
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good to know where the apple care pluss does not cover the back glass
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 05:52 PM   #11
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Cool, but wouldn't different colored backs be even cooler?
By the way, how are these manufactured? Did they just reverse-engineer the back glass? Or did they ask the manufacturing company to ship them some without the black coloring (don't know if that's even legal)?
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Cool, but wouldn't different colored backs be even cooler?
Yeah but what would even be cooler is different colored fronts to accompany those backs
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It's too bad the battery is on the backside...everything cool to look at is underneath it
I have a solution for that....
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 06:05 PM   #16
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Wow, the black replacement glass is $80. The clear is only $30. Forget cool, I'd do cheaper. Mine's in an otterbox anyway, so you can only see the Apple.
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Wow got mine on eBay for 7$
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Wow got mine on eBay for 7$
little do you know, it's a knockoff from china made out of plastic not glass.
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little do you know, it's a knockoff from china made out of plastic not glass.
Yup, won't smash as easy
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Actually, they should offer custom backs with a photo printed on back (inside reversed) like http://www.fractureme.com/ but even-out the black on top and bottom so it's straight across.

For fun, print a iPhone screen on back so it looks like you're holding it backwards.... just to freak people out like it's a double-sided iPhone.
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Warning!! You really shouldn't use this on the NYC subways system. Everyone will think that it's a hidden bomb!!
That Li-ion battery looks a lot like some C4 explosives, and it only takes one old lady screaming "BOMB" to bring a whole train to a halt.
Then the NYPD will pull a "grab n' smash" on your 4S and arrest you.
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Yup, gotta go with you on this one (doesn't happen very often) - this is not an attractive modification of the phone, IMHO.
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The transparent case for iphone has been around for some time now.
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I think it looks pretty cool, and Ill probably be picking one up so that I can rotate between this and the original.
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