iPhone Housing on iPod touch? Possible?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by barny, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. barny macrumors member

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    Hi Guys,

    Just a quick question. Do you think it would be possible/have you seen examples of putting an iPhone housing on an iPod touch? If its possible i think it would be a great idea for people that want to seem like they have an iPhone and also to have something that feels more chunky to use. I havn't tried this myself but i think it would be a fun project if it is possible. What would the limitations be?

    Barny :apple:
     
  2. tablo13 macrumors 65816

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    I'd love my iPod touch to look like an iPhone 4 too.
     
  3. barny thread starter macrumors member

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    I was thinking that the iPhone 3g/3gs housing would be the easiest as its already similar to the ipod touch's but looking like an iPhone 4 would be cool.

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  4. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I'm sure it would be possible, I don't really see the point, you can just get an iPhone and use it as an iPod touch without paying for service.
     
  5. Beric macrumors 68020

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    Well, iPhones are much more expensive, and there's no 64GB iPhone. So guess if you're crazy about the design...
     
  6. supermassive macrumors regular

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    It should be possible especially with the older models. Since the iPt 4G is slightly longer and the screen is glued to the glass that could cause some (I guess still manageable) trouble.

    To be honest, i don't understand your motivation. If you care that much what other people might think about you, why don't you buy an iPhone staright away?

    It's like buying a fake rollex and walking up and down the street, hoping someone will notice it. Does it really make you feel better?
     
  7. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    At that point, personally, I would just buy an iPhone.
     
  8. ghostshadow macrumors regular

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    Technically, I am sure you'd be able to get a mold made up and you could just slide the iPod Touch into it like any regular case. It would have extra material to make the iPod seem like the iPhone. I think it's highly possible. The real kicker is finding someone with the resources to make it happen. Getting molds made costs a poop ton of money, then selling and distributing the goods cost's even more.
     
  9. barny thread starter macrumors member

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    I probably wouldn't do it myself, i was just surprised that no one had bought an iPhone Housing and tried it themselves yet given that there are so many people who want to mod these kidns of devices.

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  10. SkippyThorson macrumors 65816

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    To be honest, Chinese / Japanese eBay sellers have enough plastic housing cases to cover the world over. I don't see why anyone would want to do a hardcore mod, when neither of the camera electronics would line up (in the current gen Touch), the iPhone is thicker, the Wifi schematics are different, and who knows what else.

    Most people take the 'slap-a-case-on-it' mentality. I've personally not heard of someone doing that, but the iPod Touch Software is probably easier to put on an iPhone, instead of putting a physical iPhone on an iPod Touch.

    I'd like to see one done though, don't get me wrong. :)
     

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