Glowing Apple Logo on iPhone kit

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  1. solidsnake32292, Dec 16, 2011
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    solidsnake32292 macrumors regular

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    Hey guys

    So I wanted to see what some of you thought before I went out and got this. Saw this on 9to5mac this morning and it looked really cool! I have always wanted my logo to glow so does anyone this this is worth doing on my white 4S? I read on their website it Dosent kill the battery or anything because it's low-emitting and it seems pretty easy to install what do you guys think?

    http://9to5mac.com/2011/12/16/with-40-and-5-minutes-you-can-make-your-iphones-apple-logo-glow/
     
  2. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    " what do u guys thing???"

    Your priorities are mixed up.
     
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  4. Drunken Master macrumors 65816

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    Har har.

    I think this mod is pretty cool, but at $42 it's kind of expensive.
     
  5. lifeguard macrumors 6502

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    one more thing to eat up the battery. no thank you
     
  6. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    if we could somehow make it so that LED would flash for a notification, i would buy it.
     
  7. solidsnake32292 thread starter macrumors regular

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    well i was going to ask my parents to get me a small gift for holidays so maybe not a terrible idea? hmm hate how you cant shut it off so to turn it off you would have to take it out completely
     
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  9. solidsnake32292 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I already have apple care but what does that have to do with the glowing apple haha
     
  10. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    I think he may have been making a joke about other stuff you can 'waste' your money on. Personally I like the glowing Apple but I don't like it on the iPhone. Neat hack but not for me.
     
  11. sapporobaby, Dec 16, 2011
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    You can make the current LED flash, flash when you get a notification: Settings, General, Accessibility --> LED Flash for Alerts.

    Done, and done. And most of all, FREE....

    I bought this for my iPhone 4S for less. It does not light up but it is a clear back...
     

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  12. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    I'd do it. In fact, I've seen 3 employees at my local Apple store with black fronts/white backs.

    One genius even told me what website he got his new back from for his 4S.

    Most employees won't care so much if you replace the back, just remember to put the original back on when you need tech help. Good luck!
     
  13. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    Exactly. I work at a phone provider and I've got a black iPhone 4 with a white backplate and people are always asking me where/why. It's awesome.
     
  14. blueroom macrumors 603

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    If you hardware hack your phone you will void the AppleCare.
     
  15. solidsnake32292 thread starter macrumors regular

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    no it wont.... because all you have to do is take it out and put the original plate back on
     
  16. blueroom macrumors 603

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    What about the wires to light the back up? How are they connected?
     
  17. chakraj macrumors 65816

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    Im sure thats going to help with the battery life.

    Sure looks cool though.
     
  18. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    how much battery does that waste and how bright is it when your phone is next to your bed at night?
     
  19. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    Why not ask for something like new shoes or a new backpack for your school books.:eek:

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    Well if you think it is cool . . . . there is so much junk out there for the iPhone. You people's problem is that all of your phones look exactly the same and you are all struggling to some kind of individuality!

    I guess it is because the average age of the user her is 14 years old
    Har Har:p
     
  20. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68030

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    I actually like it. I just don't want to mess with my 4S until after the warranty period. But as someone posted, it's another one of those things that's not necessary, because battery longevity is more important for me than a glowing fruit.
     
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    This
     
  22. commendatori macrumors newbie

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    It states in the video that the light actually shuts off 15 seconds after your screen powers off.

    I think it'd be a reasonably-priced and pretty neat mod, but the light bleed on the white iPhone in the video is horrendous. I'm not sure if it's the video quality or not, but you can't even tell it's an apple when the light is on the white one, which is what I have.
     
  23. solidsnake32292 thread starter macrumors regular

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    um actually I am a college student home from break, so I'll pass on the backpack as I have a really nice Incase one I use for class/iPad/Macbook pro but I do have a new pair of Nike's on the Hanukkah list! haha

    but in other words most of you are saying it's not worth it hmm I don't know, I guess I will think about it ask a few friends and see.... $40 is not that bad for a glowing fruit on the back of my phone haha pretty cool I think!
     
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    iPhone Hack

    Lets see, $42.00, void warranty/Applecare, battery drain, I'll pass. I've gat a case to protect mine anyway. It'll look new when I sell it and get an iPhone 5.
     
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