iPhone 5S Replacement Housing Cover (Post Yours)

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  1. ET iPhone Home, Mar 6, 2014
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    ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

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    I was at the mall today when I came across a kiosk that repairs iPhones and replaces the entire housing cover for $120.00. I was really impressed by the different colors, feel and quality of the aluminum.

    My plan is to get an unlocked 5S next week and go to this kiosk to change the housing. I know the risks of the warranty. I was wondering for those that did change their housing cover on their 5S', could you please post pics of yours and your thoughts before I make the move to replace mine.

    Here's a pic of the actual housing.

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    Thanks.
     
  2. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    Looks cool. Your phone, your money, but I would recommend against it. My brother had his iPhone repaired by one of those kiosks and it was never the same.
     
  3. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    the iPhone 5 and 5s have subtle differences when it comes to layout and where things are screwed in so I wouldn't trust this kiosk. Could easily be for the iPhone 5.
     
  4. Dascoyne macrumors 6502

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    I think "risk losing your warranty" is putting it lightly.
    You WILL lose your warranty if there's even evidence of tamper.
    Don't do it.

    The novelty wears off quickly. Your cool-looking 5s will look dated when the 6 is released. So save your money for your next upgrade.

    ... but if you need your iPhone to match your gold-plated Lambo in Dubai then go for it.
     
  5. ET iPhone Home thread starter macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

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    Thanks Everyone! Ok, I'll stay away from replacing the housing. But those colors housing sure looked good when they had it displayed. Too bad Apple doesn't offer choices in colors for their iPhone 5S' the way this 3rd party did.
     
  6. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    You can also do this but It will void the warranty:
    https://www.anostyle.com
     
  7. ET iPhone Home thread starter macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

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    OMG! Thanks. Very cool. Why does it void the warranty when the process is anodizing the existing housing and not replacing the housing with another shell?
     
  8. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    Because its still an unauthorized modification.

    That red looks sweet, but I'll leave my 5 stock.
     
  9. Dino F macrumors 68020

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    These guys also do the whole anodizing thing as well.

    https://www.mendmyi.com

    They're based in the UK though - not sure where you are obviously !
     

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