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iFixit crafts ready-made transparent iPhone 4 back

updated 05:05 pm EDT, Mon April 25, 2011

iFixit intros transpartent ATT iPhone4 back

iFixit introduced a still-rare product of its own on Monday through a transparent iPhone 4 case. The back, currently only for GSM models, gives those comfortable with voiding the warranty and replacing the back a way of showing the "sweet innards" of the phone without affecting its performance. The new material is also clear plastic rather than glass, making it less prone to shattering and cheaper to replace if it breaks without hurting the phone inside.

The part costs $30 and is accompanied by online instructions for swapping backs. iFixit was adamant it had "nothing against the Verizon users" but that the CDMA iPhone's layout meant it couldn't directly offer the equivalent so far. No mention was made of if or when a CDMA-friendly version was coming.

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  1. George3

    Joined: Dec 1969



    just, why?

  1. Arne_Saknussemm

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Duh - to personalize it?

    1. Design or produce (something) to meet someone's individual requirements.
    2. Make (something) identifiable as belonging to a particular person, esp. by marking it with their name or initials

    PS. Wasn't this the whole idea of owning an Apple product in the first place? To be uniKe - dFFerent - sPEciaL...

    OOOps sory, that was before Apple became Microsoft!

  1. wrenchy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re: Duh...

    >>>OOOps sory, that was before Apple became Microsoft!

    HAHAHA! Apple is indeed the new Microsoft.

    Try to snuff out your competition with lawsuits. That's the Microso... errr Apple way!


    - Sent from my Android Device.

  1. c. haynes

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Kinda sounds like a burp... doesn't it?

  1. Arne_Saknussemm

    Joined: Dec 1969


    LOVE the smell of minuses in the morning!

    (from Fanboys - that is!)

  1. facebook_Clarence

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    Joined: Apr 2011


    Great idea!

    This is so cruel to iPhone owners... let them see the battery but don't let them touch it!

    - Sent from my Android device.

  1. MacGeek.

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Let them be idiots and think they are getting under the fanboi's skin? They will soon get bored and then we win :)

  1. tomas.p.gabriel

    Joined: Dec 1969


    interesting perhaps!

    nah.......(short answer)

  1. Cronocide

    Joined: Dec 1969


    You know,

    What's even sadder than being proud of owning a Droid is visiting websites about iPhones on it.

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