iPhone 4 with oem white back cover

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by navindralr, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. navindralr macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2010
    #1
    I really wanted the white iphone, but was always turned off by the completely white front. So I got my hands on an oem Apple white back case, and installed that. I think it's a nice look, but you can tell it's not supposed to be there, since the front has a black bordered edge, and the rear has a white bordered edge. Overall, I still personally like the look more. Obviously this is purely subjective, but thought I'd post pictures. Don't mind the crappy screen protector.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. redlemons macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2010
  3. vincenz macrumors 601

    vincenz

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2008
    #3
    That's pretty awesome. It's not needed, but if you put a bumper on the phone, you won't even be able to tell the color difference on the sides. What site did you get the back plate from?
     
  4. navindralr thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2010
    #4
    iresq... honestly it was a lot more money than i expected, but I really wanted it, and i'm the impatient kind. I actually have a black bumper in the mail, so I'll post pics of how that looks when I get it.
     
  5. Chetoc230 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2010
    #5
    ya that looks awesome i totally want to do that mod. i think even with the full white stripe on the edge it looks great. is that an oem apple back? or is it a replica aftermarket one?

    give us details on where you ordered!
     
  6. fender57 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    #6
    eBay has plastic covers like this. I bought one for $.99. I'm waiting for delivery. My fear is it might scratch up the back glass.

    The bumper idea is a good idea. A white bumper would be the perfect addition.

    In regards to the original question, you can also get them on eBay.
     
  7. pablo7 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2008
    Location:
    LOS ANGELES, CA.
    #7
    It Looks good kinda like it belongs to 2face from Gothem and batman and all that. Thumbs up. Now pm me and let me know where you bought it? Seriously.
     
  8. ijen0311 macrumors 65816

    ijen0311

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2009
  9. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    #9
    lulz iPhone Cookies n' Cream edition

    Prepare to be bombarded with "where'djya get it" posts. For those interested, you might be able to get it here. It's pretty cheap, but looks like it's non OEM. Just a really good replica.
     
  10. navindralr thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2010
  11. whlee84 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2010
    #11
    hey navin, does the bezel around the rear camera lens come off the black cover? They have replicas of these glass back battery covers on ebay, but it doesn't look like it comes with the camera bezel. do you think it will be ok without the lens bezel? or does the one on your black cover come off so we can just use that?? thanks
     
  12. navindralr thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2010
    #12
    No it's all one piece. It's the exact same as the black rear cover except in white. I think it was so much money, because it comes "complete" rather than just a swap without all the pieces attached to the inside of the rear cover.
     
  13. bhsu21 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2008
    Location:
    Jacksonville, FL
    #13
    it's $125 for those who were wondering

    looks very cool to me
     
  14. xraytech macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2010
    #14
    Placed an order. Will post an update when I receive shipment and install.
     
  15. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    #15
    id go with the iresq one that op linked to.
     
  16. xraytech macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2010
    #16
    OIC!!!

    iresq sells the complete back not just the glass.
     
  17. fender57 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    #18
    You could actually turn your black iPhone into a white one if you wanted to.
     
  18. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    HiFiGuy528

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2008
    #19
    Engadget did the same but they mentioned that the camera and LED flash did not have a cover on the white back so he had to take the cover off the black back. Does yours come with those covers?
     
  19. pablo7 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2008
    Location:
    LOS ANGELES, CA.
    #20
    + 2 but tempting.:apple:
     
  20. boshii macrumors 68040

    boshii

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2008
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    #21
  21. pablo7 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2008
    Location:
    LOS ANGELES, CA.
    #22
    To the op, what's up with the ointment in the pic :eek:
     
  22. asr10 user macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    #23
    is replacing the back as simple as removing two screws and swapping the glass? I actually like the white front more, but like the black back more. So when I get my white iphone, I want the black back.
     
  23. LAS22 macrumors regular

    LAS22

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2008
    Location:
    808
    #24
    thanks for sharing. thought about this for the wife's phone. still trying to convince her the the white front is not as visually pleasing than the black when viewing.

    seems you have a anti-glare screen protector...? if so, which one?

    TIA!
     
  24. macduke macrumors 604

    macduke

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    Location:
    Central U.S.
    #25
    I really like this mod, and it seems like it could get a lot of money on eBay if you go to sell next year. I really question Apple's design team when I see that ugly front white piece. But whatever, I guess.

    Is there a way to easily seperate the back piece from the glass and paint it? Now that would be nice. But I doubt its possible without destroying it.
     

Share This Page