Would YOU Want White-Back, Black-Front?

Would you swap?

  • I would love a white-back, black front combination!

    Votes: 22 34.4%
  • Not digging the idea. Straight white or black for me.

    Votes: 41 64.1%
  • I'd prefer white front with the black back, actually.

    Votes: 1 1.6%

  • Total voters
    64

Ahheck01

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Aug 7, 2006
443
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I like the look of the back of the white iPhone 5, yet for the screen side, I want the black borders that allow the device to disappear while you actually use it. Who else here sees this as the perfect combination?

Would it be that hard to swap screens/front panels?
 

hotsauce

macrumors 6502a
Sep 7, 2005
662
90
What I want is to keep the all black except with a silver band. If the band does not come off I would go for what the OP is suggesting.
 
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boomhower

macrumors 68000
Oct 21, 2011
1,559
50
Nah but I would like to see what a black with a non-anodized silver back looks like though.
 

acorntoy

macrumors 65816
May 25, 2010
1,437
1,310
Went to the Apple Store yesterday , Genius had modified his phone to be like this, looked VERY good.
 

Ahheck01

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Aug 7, 2006
443
36
It looks like iFixit found the entire front panel and display to be removable easily. It's likely you'd have to buy a white iPhone 5 and get a replacement front panel and display for the black one. Guessing $150 to accomplish this, minus whatever you can get for a good condition white front ($100?)

http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPhone+5+Teardown/10525/5

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Ya. Me too. Hence the skin idea - like a screen protector (think Invisible Shield) only white...
I understand what you're saying - I suppose we have different definitions of "naked."
 

canman4PM

macrumors 6502
Mar 8, 2012
299
28
Kelowna BC
It looks like iFixit found the entire front panel and display to be removable easily. It's likely you'd have to buy a white iPhone 5 and get a replacement front panel and display for the black one. Guessing $150 to accomplish this, minus whatever you can get for a good condition white front ($100?)

http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPhone+5+Teardown/10525/5

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I understand what you're saying - I suppose we have different definitions of "naked."
LOL. Fair enough. I'd be curious to see the one mentioned above the Genius had modded up.
 

palmerc2

macrumors 68000
Feb 29, 2008
1,614
664
Los Angeles
I actually just thought of that earlier. I was thinking it would be really cool if Apple made 4 color combos next year: all white, all black, white front with black back, and black front with white back. I'd personally choose the black front with white back. I currently have a white iPhone 5
 

sviato

macrumors 68020
Oct 27, 2010
2,278
45
HR 9038 A
Don't think that would look that great.

On the other hand, a black iPhone with white anodized aluminum band or a white one with a black band would look pretty sweet imo (colored bumper effect without the bumper)
 

Brettka7

macrumors regular
Nov 5, 2011
236
18
I would love a silver anodized back on my black 5. Actually considered buying a white iPhone and a black front display, but decided against spending another $150 on this phone.
 

Ahheck01

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Aug 7, 2006
443
36
Those backs look nice, but I would rather keep the back and swap the front, since the original back has all the legal stuff attached to that specific phone.
 

thadoggfather

macrumors G4
Oct 1, 2007
11,237
8,495
True, like IMEI number as well..

Plus if you got a white back from that site with a black iPhone 5 in hand, won't you still have slate keys/lock button?
 
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