Plastic back replacement?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by CREA, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. CREA macrumors newbie


    Apr 27, 2008
    I was wondering if anyone knew the cost of getting the plastic back of the iPhone 3g replaced? I'm not worried about doing it this moment because I've only had the phone since launch. I'm one of the few who choose not to use any sort of case or protection (I feel they all ruin the aesthetic) and I'm sure I'll be replacing the back in the future ultimately. That is if I'm lucky and don't have to replace the whole thing.

    Anyone know?
  2. pflau macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2007
    Unfortunately you might want to really protect the back. The reason is that in the old iPhone everything was screwed to the front so the back was easily replaceable. But in the iPhone 3G everything is screwed to the back and replacing the screen is actually the easiest part.

    So even if the back is cheap, labor is going to be costly.
  3. YouArentJ macrumors member


    Mar 25, 2008
    So, if you drop it... Hope it lands on the screen :D

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