iPhone 4 Aluminum backplates

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  1. brewno macrumors 6502

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  2. mcmanus7 macrumors 6502a

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    no more glass worries but also no more warranty..
     
  3. brewno thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well, as for the warranty part, you'd just put it back in before coming to the Apple store... it's an easy switch.
     
  4. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    uh and also no more reception.

    my phone looks so purty but it can't do anything.
     
  5. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

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    My concern would be the possible interference with the metal band, I wonder how worse or better the phones overall reception would be :rolleyes:
     
  6. grantsdale macrumors 6502a

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    Why no reception? The antenna isn't inside the case, remember?
     
  7. brewno thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Which would be outside the case.
     
  9. OC513 macrumors 6502

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    they also have them in White, Gold, Orange, dark blue & light blue....pretty cool. Bookmarked in case I shatter my back but hopefully I won't
     
  10. millertime021 macrumors 6502a

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    That site was very poorly written.

    The first line...

     
  11. Frenchjay macrumors 68000

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    Can you link me please dude? I cant seem to bring up the list where they have all the colours :confused:
     
  12. Sleazy E macrumors 65816

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    that would ruin it in my opinion. looks great as is.
     
  13. SophiaLee macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like an aluminum skin/sticker over plastic. Screwtabs are still plastic.

    Here's a whole bunch on Ebay.

    http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_trkpar...Accessories&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14.l1581&_pgn=2

    This site has a bunch of different color metallic ones. Scroll to bottom of page.

    http://www.ecaseshop.com/iphone-rear-back-cover-with-bezel-frame-plate-gold-p-4267.html

    Here's a silver one for $20.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Silve-Metal-Bac...-iPhone-4-4G-/110572579254?pt=PDA_Accessories

    $12.50

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Housing-Back-Ba...-G-4th-Green-/280548292279?pt=PDA_Accessories
     
  14. mattkowalski macrumors member

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    I knew there'd be replacement backcovers when one of the teardowns showed that it's relatively easy to change the backcover.

    Anyway, wasn't the metal cover from the first-gen iPhone dropped, because it hindered the phone signal?
     
  15. Savage macrumors 6502

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    Subscribing to this thread. Never knew about these. Kind of interested.
     
  16. Frenchjay macrumors 68000

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    Thankyou :)

    Edit: i think i will order the metal silver one thats the best ones i've seen!
     
  17. gloss macrumors 601

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    The first iPhone had an internal antenna. Since the iPhone 4's antenna is around the outside edge of the device, you can change the front and back plates to your heart's content.
     
  18. molala macrumors 6502a

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    The metallic red looks very nice.

    About the antenna, as long as there is plastic or another material to insulate this metallic back from the sides (antenna), the reception should be the same I think.
     
  19. swarmster macrumors 6502a

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    Okay I have to admit, I thought it was a bad idea until I saw these:

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    4

    Lime green is my weakness. I wonder which one would best match my car...
     
  20. SophiaLee macrumors 6502a

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    Number 3 is JUST the glass, not the full housing. Don't get that one.

    Lime green is my weakness too.
     
  21. swarmster macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the tip; it was too apple green anyway, really. I just wish there was a way to see these in person first.
     
  22. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    Kinda half tempted to get the red metallic one myself. Think $20 is a bit too steep though.
     
  23. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

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    If anybody here gets one will you post some photos of it. all the ones on these sites are really low resolution and I want to see how the camera lens cover and flash diffusor look and if they're included. If they're included then none of these are any good. Good finds though everybody. I'll be checking on this thread more often.
     
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