Still dreaming of a white iPhone 4? eBay has an alternative

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  1. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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  2. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    Do you know of any actual OEM-quality replacement backs? White would be cool, but like red or blue would be really awesome with a black front.

    And this made me LOL: There are many Color, you can click this link what you like!
     
  3. LordOBoogie macrumors 6502a

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    Did you order one? I'm not sure about it, but I'd like to see one on to judge. ;)
     
  4. agallowa macrumors regular

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    i want just the oem peice in white.... too bad this cheap alternative has that nasty plastic on the sides... i wonder if a bumper would fit around this? that might work actually especially if you have a loose bumper.:confused:
     
  5. labrat1996 macrumors 6502

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    It might be worth it just to order one and see what it is like. It's not $29 plus shipping like the bumpers!
     
  6. agallowa macrumors regular

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    thats what im thinking too. i might just give it a try with a bumper and see if it works until a real back is available or a third party starts making a replacement
     
  7. BeyondtheTech thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I actually just ordered the red one for $6.99.
     
  8. LordOBoogie macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, post pictures when you get it. I like the red.
     
  9. kernkraft macrumors 68020

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    CNET had an article about this, but beware that it's a bit tricky to replace the front and you also invalidate your warranty.
     
  10. BeyondtheTech thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'll let you know in about 2-3 weeks. Ugh, like DealExtreme purchases, I hate economy shipping from Hong Kong. :rolleyes:
     
  11. agallowa macrumors regular

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    this isnt a replacement though right? its just a snap on back i think
     
  12. BeyondtheTech thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yes, you are correct. Just a snap on case, but I like how the Apple details are reprinted on the back of them, so it "looks" like it's authentically that color.

    FYI, I'm not affiliated with the product or any of the eBay resellers. Just looking for a decent case.
     
  13. agallowa macrumors regular

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    ya i agree it looks very authentic. wish someone would make this in just a skin and add a bumper and it would look so clean
     
  14. hipvamore macrumors regular

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    its a snap on, not actually to replace
     
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  16. agallowa macrumors regular

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    Wow way to pricey for those oem parts.... I'll wait for a cheaper version
     
  17. princesspale macrumors newbie

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    LOL this is just for a cheapo case that simulates having a white back.

    I wouldn't dare messing with my phone while it's under warranty :[ Who knows if there's an issue we don't know about yet. ahhhhhhhhhh
     
  18. conshok26 macrumors 6502

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    I ordered one earlier today. Looking forward to see how well it works.
     
  19. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    Actually, that's a bit different. The Gizmodo article is about replacing the physical front and back panels on the iPhone. The above link is just a case to make it look like a white iPhone.
     
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  21. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    No biggie. I'm personally just waiting for the white one.
     
  22. rrjr80 macrumors member

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    These things look like they are pretty junky. Let us know once you guys receive them though.
     
  23. conshok26 macrumors 6502

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    Mine has just shipped. I'll post some pictures and a review in the next 10-30 days when I receive it.
     

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