Place to buy brushed aluminum back?

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  1. thadoggfather Suspended

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    I want a brushed aluminum backplate for i4 that I say like this:

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    but i dont see from cnn.cn anymore.

    Also, think it would fit a case like the switcheasy vulcan?or just the apple bumper?
     
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    the one in the picture looks like its not totally flat which is interesting.. the ones in the website.. are flat.... I wonder about the lens quality..
     
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    polzii macrumors 6502

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    check ebay for "convex iphone back" or "bevel iphone back", plenty of sellers, and much cheaper than the amazon ripoff seller.
    Even sw-box is more expensive than some of the ebay sellers, and its not like their backs have the flash diffuser installed.
     
  7. Austin M. macrumors 6502a

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    I can highly recommended iPhone 4 Parts. They have very high quality parts. I have some pics of my brushed aluminum back that I'll show. I'll have a review up very shortly.

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    how does the lettering look? I heard these are painted on letters and can wear out over time.

    also, does seem like they have backs for verizon...anyone know of a good place? please let me know. thanks.
     
  9. Austin M. macrumors 6502a

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    They look original, however, since they are painted on, they will probably wear over time.

    Oh, and shipping is very fast, took two days...
     
  10. kaikai830 macrumors 6502

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    Guys, you can check the new aluminum back from ebay. They have the new version with the shiny apple logo and raised iphone lettering and no flash problem, unlike the old painted apple logo version. Plus they only goes for around 13 bucks.
     
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    Thanks for letting us know it has no flash problems :)

    Is the apple logo a cutout ? Im asking because in one of the pics for the gold back it looks like a cutout but it may just be the angle. cheers

    see this pic from the same seller :
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    It looks like they have just put a thin aluminum laminate over a regular black backing plate?
     
  16. kaikai830, Mar 23, 2011
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    I'm not sure. Never break it open to see. But it looks like high quality though.

    Ok, here's a pic of the aluminum back that I'd bought. I didn't bought mine from the link that I've posted above but I think they're identical. Hope you guys can see the raised iphone lettering in the pics.
     

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  17. ChubZ macrumors regular

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    yeah is that just a skin? and how is the camera lens cover
     
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    On amazon...........not in the world... DUH
     
  19. jdaniel macrumors 65816

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    What 'case' do you have there :)
     
  20. drater macrumors 6502a

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    any verizon iphone ones out there? searched the interwebs last night couldn't find any.

    Also, I noticed that there seems to be no thermal tape in comparison to the inside of the one already on the iphone. Does that do anything specific? Should this raise concerns?
     
  21. kaikai830 macrumors 6502

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    That's the Blade aluminum case. You can find it on ebay.
     
  22. kaikai830 macrumors 6502

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    Why would you recommend iPhone4parts.com when they're way over pricing their stuff. You can get the same backs that they're selling for $50 when you can get it on ebay for 10-15 dollars. All these online stores get their stuff from China just like any ebay sellers do but way over charging for it.
     
  23. Sedrick macrumors 68030

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    Wow, does any signal get out of that thing at all?
     
  24. kaikai830 macrumors 6502

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    Haha, only some. If you're really worry about signal just get a regular plastic case. Seriously though, I think I might lose about one bar with this setup.
     

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