Glass back of 4S = 4?

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  1. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    I'm thinking of buying a replacement back for my iPhone 4S, but I don't know if they're the same as the 4, with the new camera and whatnot.

    Are they the same? Of course the flash plays a part in this as well.
     
  2. iParis macrumors 68040

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    I'm assuming they are exactly the same. Why are you going to buy a replacement, did you crack it? If you did, Apple will replace it for $29 at the Genius Bar, at least that's what they do with the iPhone 4.
     
  3. himynameiscody macrumors 6502a

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    apple will replace it for only $29!? what about the screen
     
  4. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Yeah! Not only do they replace it with new glass, but they do it for you.

    EDIT: Totally didn't see the part about the screen. Anyway, no. They have to replace the whole device for $199.
     
  5. bdzer macrumors member

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    My exact reaction... :eek:
     
  6. Young Spade thread starter macrumors 68020

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    No; I have the white one and I wanted to throw either a black back or a red back on there to switch it up a bit. They're only 20 bucks or so and you can easily switch them out.

    Thanks for the info though; anybody know for sure?
     
  7. Kalvin00 macrumors regular

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    Don't know if the backs are the same, but on my 4 the camera lens was all scratched up from the previous owner. Took it in and they put a new one on in 10 minutes. I was ready to pay $29 but they did it for free :D
     
  8. MarcBook macrumors 6502a

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    One sure difference will be the model number (and other numbers) written at the bottom, although that's a minor detail.

    Unless they've changed the anti-glare plastic window that covers the camera, the rest should be the same. I have heard, however, that the white paint used in the 4S has been improved since the 4 (resulting in purer white and no more 'thicker than black model' issues).
     
  9. ocdavidz33 macrumors newbie

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    will they replace my black ip4 with a white back? that would be cool...i mean if i just buy one retail?
     
  10. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Uh. No. And you can't just buy one from Apple and they are only allowed to replace the glass of the same color.
     
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  12. ste1164 macrumors 6502a

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    You will have to purchase a different screwdriver as the iPhone 4S has a weird screw head on it.
     
  13. MarcBook macrumors 6502a

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