Would YOU Want White-Back, Black-Front?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ahheck01, Oct 22, 2012.

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Would you swap?

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

    22 vote(s)
    34.4%
  2. Not digging the idea. Straight white or black for me.

    41 vote(s)
    64.1%
  3. I'd prefer white front with the black back, actually.

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    1.6%
  1. Ahheck01 macrumors 6502

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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?
     
  2. hotsauce, Oct 22, 2012
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    hotsauce macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  3. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    Nah but I would like to see what a black with a non-anodized silver back looks like though.
     
  4. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    I'd be ok with that - never had a problem with it on the 3GS.
     
  5. thadoggfather Suspended

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    I would love that option.

    Closest thing to a cracked out, modernized first gen :D
     
  6. acorntoy macrumors 6502a

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    Went to the Apple Store yesterday , Genius had modified his phone to be like this, looked VERY good.
     
  7. canman4PM macrumors 6502

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    Could you not accomplish this with some kind of skin or case?
     
  8. Ahheck01 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I prefer my phone naked, so that wouldn't work for me.
     
  9. canman4PM macrumors 6502

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    Ya. Me too. Hence the skin idea - like a screen protector (think Invisible Shield) only white...
     
  10. Ahheck01 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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."
     
  11. canman4PM macrumors 6502

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    LOL. Fair enough. I'd be curious to see the one mentioned above the Genius had modded up.
     
  12. Lyshen macrumors 6502

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    This what you are talking about?

    The reverse would remind me of like a penguin.
     

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  13. palmerc2 macrumors 65816

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    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
     
  14. sviato macrumors 68020

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    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)
     
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    More like Two Face...
     
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  18. Brettka7 macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  19. richmds macrumors regular

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    If it were just to be different, but I dont see how it would look good.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Ahheck01 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  21. thadoggfather Suspended

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    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?
     
  22. Ahheck01 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    To be fair, I think the look would differ slightly from frosted cookies. :apple:
     
  23. Ahheck01 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Would love to see a 360 of that.
     
  24. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    [​IMG]
     

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