iPhone 5S Replacement Housing Cover (Post Yours)

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.





Thanks.
 
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iamMacPerson

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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.
 

Bacong

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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.
 

Dascoyne

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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.
 

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.
 

Dino F

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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.
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 !