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Old Dec 4, 2012, 02:08 PM   #26
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I am so tempted to do this, looks pretty legit. But on the downside, warranty..... Also very pricey at $250.

I also emailed them, the process takes 1;2 weeks. So that means no phone for that amount of time. But heres a screen shot, I think I will do it and maybe this gets rid of the "scuff gate" if so I wonder why apple wouldn't use this process to manufacture the iPhone 5..
iPad, yes. (price dependent)

iPhone, no. Prefer a case, too slippery as is, no point to change color at this or Colorware's prices.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 02:09 PM   #27
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Have there really been that many posts in this thread debating SOL versus SOOL?

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Old Dec 4, 2012, 02:44 PM   #28
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Why is everyone so upset at this? Jesus. I personally think Apple should offer their phones in more colors than just black and white. I'd love to do the blue aluminum the moment my warranty is up.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 02:57 PM   #29
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Why is everyone so upset at this? Jesus. I personally think Apple should offer their phones in more colors than just black and white. I'd love to do the blue aluminum the moment my warranty is up.
What happens to the phones that people return? It's easier to just have 2 colors than have all colors of the rainbow and have manufacture it all. If you know what I'm saying
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 03:00 PM   #30
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Why is everyone so upset at this? Jesus. I personally think Apple should offer their phones in more colors than just black and white. I'd love to do the blue aluminum the moment my warranty is up.
Not really upset, just astounded that someone would consider spending what they paid out of pocket for the phone on getting the color changed.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 03:02 PM   #31
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This is the ugliest ****ing thing I have ever seen. Holy ****.

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Old Dec 4, 2012, 03:22 PM   #32
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What happens to the phones that people return? It's easier to just have 2 colors than have all colors of the rainbow and have manufacture it all. If you know what I'm saying
I get what you're saying but if other companies can offer a color selection, so can Apple. Nokia and Samsung both offer great color choices on their flagships (referring to the Galaxy SIII for Samsung, not the Note III.) Of course it's easier to stick with two colors but as a consumer it's silly to criticize the chance of having more color choices.

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Not really upset, just astounded that someone would consider spending what they paid out of pocket for the phone on getting the color changed.
I'd consider it because I love how the blue iPod Touch looks and this would be my only way of getting the same type of finish. Also, not everyone only paid $200 for the phone. I paid $600 for mine. People also spend $15 dollars for plastic screen protectors and ridiculous amounts for pricey Otterboxes and Lifeproof cases, and though I know they have a benefit beyond a custom colored phone, I just don't think money is the real issue here. There are people here calling it hideous and I just can't grasp that.. No one calls the iPod Touch hideous and this is just reminiscent of that color scheme but with the superior design of the iPhone 5.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 04:00 PM   #33
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I get what you're saying but if other companies can offer a color selection, so can Apple. Nokia and Samsung both offer great color choices on their flagships (referring to the Galaxy SIII for Samsung, not the Note III.) Of course it's easier to stick with two colors but as a consumer it's silly to criticize the chance of having more color choices.



I'd consider it because I love how the blue iPod Touch looks and this would be my only way of getting the same type of finish. Also, not everyone only paid $200 for the phone. I paid $600 for mine. People also spend $15 dollars for plastic screen protectors and ridiculous amounts for pricey Otterboxes and Lifeproof cases, and though I know they have a benefit beyond a custom colored phone, I just don't think money is the real issue here. There are people here calling it hideous and I just can't grasp that.. No one calls the iPod Touch hideous and this is just reminiscent of that color scheme but with the superior design of the iPhone 5.
Color is a very superficial thing. More money for apple to make, so less profit margin lol. Third party options are available to get the phone colored. They have to make even quantities of all colors so if one color isn't popular then all of the profits on that are severely diminished
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 04:12 PM   #34
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As amazing as it is there are many of us that couldn't care less about resale value. And what the hell does SOOL mean, I can't imagine you're talking about a city in Somalia.

Without resale value what do you do when your newly coated phones screen dies the next day? Warranty, void. $229 for replacement and the cost of coating down the drain. Is having that color really worth it? Buy a case or sticker.

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Old Dec 4, 2012, 05:12 PM   #35
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FYI this does not void your warranty in the US, even though the manufacturer FAQ says it does. If your camera or screen breaks or any functional component malfunctions Apple still has to replace it by law even if you modified. The only exceptions are of the modifications make it is prohibitively expensive to warranty or they can prove the modification is responsible for the damage.

Unfortunately you will just get a normal replacement under warranty and will have to pay for the anodizing again so it will probably be cheaper to repair the phone out of pocket.

The law was designed because a few decades ago manufacturers would force consumers to buy "authorized" accessories at hugely marked up prices or their warranties would be void.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 05:59 PM   #36
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Not worth $250 IMO.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 06:23 PM   #37
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I'm another that wishes iPhones came in more colors. I switched out my back glass on my 4S to a pink one for $70 but that would be the most I would pay to color change.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 06:35 PM   #38
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Doesn't the phone have to be disassembled for the various parts to be anodized (or re-anodized)? That would explain the high cost. (I looked on their website, but it didn't say one way or the other.)
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 06:58 PM   #39
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Well, still $250 is a lot for a color change and Apple will look at you like "wtf is this". For $250 you can just get some stickers, a few accessories, and a couple of expensive apps and be better off, it won't take 2 weeks for you to get your phone back and if you don't like it you can take it off.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 07:08 PM   #40
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With that look, the iPhone 5 won't even look orginal anymore. But you're the kind of person that prefers customisation, why not?
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 07:27 PM   #41
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$250 to make it look like an iPod Touch?
No offense but if you spend 250 for that you need to have your head checked. First off that looks hideous. Like taking a nice black or silver car in and getting some cheap purple or lime green paint job. YUCK!
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 11:58 PM   #42
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No offense but if you spend 250 for that you need to have your head checked. First off that looks hideous. Like taking a nice black or silver car in and getting some cheap purple or lime green paint job. YUCK!
If Apple had offered them in red / blue / etc. to start with, just like the iPod touch, I'm willing to bet barely anyone would be complaining..
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 12:51 AM   #43
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At this price, no.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 01:30 AM   #44
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I donít want to do this with my iPhone. I want to keep it originally and i will not go for like these colors.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 01:51 AM   #45
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It's all personal opinion. It looks pretty sweet but I'd rather keep my phone looking original
You mean looking scruffed.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 08:20 AM   #46
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Without resale value what do you do when your newly coated phones screen dies the next day? Warranty, void. $229 for replacement and the cost of coating down the drain. Is having that color really worth it? Buy a case or sticker.
If you look at my original post you'll see that I mentioned colorware (
and I would imagine these guys) replace Apple's warranty with their own. Beyond that I'm not sure how a a warranty replacement effects resale value. People mod stuff all the time without any regard to voiding the warranty, if it's not a problem for you, do it.

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Well, still $250 is a lot for a color change and Apple will look at you like "wtf is this". For $250 you can just get some stickers, a few accessories, and a couple of expensive apps and be better off, it won't take 2 weeks for you to get your phone back and if you don't like it you can take it off.

Apple was pretty impressed with my black iPod 4 years before they started selling them.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 09:05 AM   #47
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No.
Just no.
The only thing I would consider would be the iPad 4th gen. Get the black with the anodised black back, that would be nice.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 09:13 AM   #48
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No offense but if you spend 250 for that you need to have your head checked. First off that looks hideous. Like taking a nice black or silver car in and getting some cheap purple or lime green paint job. YUCK!
I actually kind of like the dark brown on white version. The rest of them are quite a bit loud though. On my white iPhone 4S I had a brown leather back Zagg cover that I thought looked really good.

I think a sticker is more practical though- it's cheaper and you can change the color if you want down the road. Plus if you sell it later, you're not limited by the person liking the color.
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Apple's product lines follow a black/white/gray color scheme. Gone are the days when Apple releases products in funky colors - this should surprise no one. If you're really serious about personalizing and customizing your phone, you should do so - but aesthetically speaking, I'd prefer Apple continue to only release their products (phones in particular) in black and white only.

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