This Awesome iPhone 4 Mod Illuminates Your Apple Logo Like Your MacBook

This Awesome iPhone 4 Mod Illuminates Your Apple Logo Like Your MacBook

We’re all huge fans of the iconic glowing Apple logo that lights up every time we open up our MacBooks, so wouldn’t it be nice to have the Apple logo on the back of our iPhones do the same? Thanks to Andy and Chris at the U.K.-based iPatch iPhone & iPod repair specialists, you can have your iPhone 4 modded to boast a glowing Apple logo every time your screen lights up.

This awesome mod is expected to cost less than £100 (approx. $159) when iPatch begins offering the service, which they estimate will be in less than a month. What’s more, the process will take less than an hour and it uses your iPhone’s original rear casing without adding any increase to its depth whatsoever.

This Awesome iPhone 4 Mod Illuminates Your Apple Logo Like Your MacBook

We’ve seen those third-party colored conversion kits you can get for the iPhone 4, but they’re nowhere near as cool — or as cheap — as this glowing Apple logo mod.

For those of you in the U.S., iPatch offers a mail-in service that will allow you to send your iPhone over to the U.K. for modding, then they’ll ship it back. Though pricing for this service is yet to be confirmed. Keep on eye on the iPatch Twitter account for availability and pricing.

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  • Tomclocke

    Oooo, I want!

  • MacRat

    If your iPhone 4 wasn’t already a beacon to thieves to rob you.

    Now you can turn on the bat signal at night.

  • gareth edwards

    cool.

  • MancunianCreative WebDesign

    this for real?

  • Morvin

    Wow. They are based in Leeds City Centre. I am a Local, might go check it out.

  • Danneh

    Surely this is going to rape battery life even more?

  • Peter Butler

    I took my old 3gs to iPatch, the guy was really helpful…highly recommend them ^_^! This is a pretty cool mod. 

    Surprised to see a Leeds based shop on this website, it’s about 5 mins walk from my house!

  • FriarNurgle

    Does it have any impact on camera usage?

  • Andy @ iPatch

    This mod does not drain the battery life as much as expected. From out test iPhone we have not had a noticeable loss in battery performance. 

    iPatch 

  • Andy @ iPatch

    Feel free to come have a look although it is still in its early test stages atm. 

    iPatch

  • Andy @ iPatch

    Yes this 100% real.

    iPatch 

  • Andy @ iPatch

    This does not have any effect on the camera from what our tests have shown.

    iPatch

  • Billy Underhill

    That looks so cool! Wish it wasn’t so expensive, but I understand why it is. Great job iPatch.

  • FriarNurgle

    Thanks, So how many pirate puns have you guys gotten due to the name iPatch?

  • Andy @ iPatch

    Thanks. We now have a Leeds City Centre located shop. 

    iPatch

  • Andy @ iPatch

    The price is no yet confirmed, the price depends on how well we can develop the light kit. The price does include a new genuine Apple back slightly modified.

    iPatch  

  • Chris

    do you actually put in a led into the phone or just make the back translucent where the logo is?

  • Andy @ iPatch

    we will let your imagination decide. At the moment we are keeping it under raps. 

    iPatch

  • EmmaMitch561616577

    so coool …

    I just got a $829.99 iPad2 for only $103.37 and my mom got a $1499.99 HDTV for only $251.92, they are both coming with USPS tomorrow. I would be an idiot to ever pay full retail prices at places like Walmart or Bestbuy. I sold a 37″ HDTV to my boss for $600 that I only paid $78.24 for.
    I use BIDFiRsT. COM

  • DavidWMartin

    I’m skeptical about this mod having zero impact on the camera. If this was a good idea I would think that Apple would have done this already after all it was their idea in the first place – on Mac notebooks at least. Remember the rumored delays for the white iPhone? One of them was about light leaks. Well this is a nice Apple shaped light leak.

  • Danielmckenziejay

    i live Birmingham, UK but deffo interested in this. If we can send in iPhones to have this done i’d deffo have it done straight away!!
    Looks a beaut man!!

  • Danielmckenziejay

    Obviously it couldn’t be done on a White iPhone? You wouldn’t see the light/glow.

  • Andy @ iPatch

    You would the same as on the black. You can also adjust the brightness of the apple using the screen brightness option.

    iPatch 

  • _mcat

    VERY cool! Especially if it pulsed like the heartbeat G4s :)

  • Andy @ iPatch

    Yes you can send them to your Leeds repair centre. It might take a week or so before it will be available. We will post regular updates on our website. Follow the link in the post.

    iPatch 

  • Andy @ iPatch

    The the light leeks you are referring about came from the corners on the battery emitting small 1mm gaps of light from the LCD back-light. This is an interiorly seprate source of light to make the apple glow. 

    iPatch

  • Andy @ iPatch

    Far to many.

    iPatch

  • Eric Stolinski

     ”What’s more, the process will take less than an hour and it uses your iPhone’s original rear casing without adding any increase to its depth whatsoever.”

  • Suksit Thep-aree

    Please show me how does it look like when the logo wasn’t illuminated?

  • Andy @ iPatch

    We will post some on our website soon.

    iPatch

  • Andy @ iPatch

    Just a few clarifications, there is no noticable change in day to day battery life from before or after the mod and the apple logo only illuminates at the same time as your front display (so isn’t just on in your pocket etc). When the light is off, you are left with a standard ‘frosted glass’ apple logo.

    iPatch

  • Wbopko

    this is really really sick. 

  • Wbopko

    about how long does it take to install? you should make a kit and sell that so people in the U.S don’t have to mail their phone to the U.K and go a couple weeks without a phone…

  • Ciclismo

    This makes me hope that the iPhone 5 isn’t a major redesign, so that when I get one I can add this mod.

  • Andy @ iPatch

    Currently it takes around 4-5 hours to complete and requires very experienced electrical knowledge. I wish we could create a simple kit but as it’s quite an advance mod, there would be no way to do it cost effectively and in a kit easy enough for someone to carry out. One idea would be to ‘train’ someone in the states to do it and effectively franchise the idea

  • Anil Amrit

    I really love this, brilliant the fact that it only illuminates when your screen does and supposedly has no extra drain on your battery. Nice.

  • Bruno

    Very, very, very nice

  • Bruno

    If there is no realistic added supplemental drain on the battery itself… Then I would completely agree. :)

  • Eric Stolinski

    So does it use a “new genuine Apple back” or does it use “your iPhone’s original rear casing?”

  • Jordan Clay

    4-5 hours and only $160 bucks?  Wow..it seems even cheaper now.  Very Smart, Very Cool idea

  • TylerHoj

    That is actually very, very cool!!! I would do that in a heart beat! 

  • Alex

    does it add any extra thickness to the iPhone? 

  • dwplay11

    i’ve been wanting that for a while now! i don’t want it on when I’m browsing the device, just when i’m calling. be like “thats right, it’s a glowing apple” when people walk by.

  • cliqsquad

    I often thought the Apple logo should be an LED notification, flash when phone rings, flash for missed call. 

  • Peter

    Are you in Leeds Plaza still? That’s where I remember you being when I saw you guys last. Might consider this, just jail broke my iPhone 4, could add another mod for a laugh. Looks cool man good work!

  • Andy @ iPatch

    None at all Alex, using special (and very secret) techniques, the iPhone looks exactly like normal except the logo has a slight frosted appearance instead of silver at the moment. We are working on it remaining silver but may not be possible

  • Andy@iPatch

    It does come on and turn off at the same time as your front screen. When someone calls or texts and the phone is face down, the apple beautifully glows to life!

  • Andrew

    maybe the iPhone 5 will have this feature built in already?  ah, probably not.

  • Meals James

    This is f*cking ridiculous. The parts cost five dollars. Smd leds, wire, resistors, and sandpaper.  All they did was sand out where the logo is. It is glass after all!! It leaves it. Stick a few leds hooked up to the backlight positive and negative, and BAM glowing apple logo.  Secret techniques and 160 dollars my ass. 

  • Meals James

    This is f*cking ridiculous. The parts cost five dollars. Smd leds, wire, resistors, and sandpaper.  All they did was sand out where the logo is. It is glass after all!! It leaves it. Stick a few leds hooked up to the backlight positive and negative, and BAM glowing apple logo.  Secret techniques and 160 dollars my ass. 

  • beewhy

    if it uses the light emitted from the backlight then how would it use more battery?

  • beewhy

    translucent I’m sure. thats why it doesn’t drain your battery

  • Eric

    -1

  • iKnowSteveJobs

    If you like lights, the apple logo and watching your battery drain at the same time, this is god send for you.

  • Dorian Felix

    Yeah, that seems SO easy to do…That’s why nobody’s done it before.

  • Dorian Felix

    Same here. I want it on the iPhone5!

  • Meals James

    You are uninformed. If you were aware, they sell clear back panels and front panels for the iphone 4. I have done many led mods for the iphone, but not just the logo. Scour some forums sometime.. Any thing can be easy with experience.

  • Akfreeridemtber

    Yeah, I want 2 send my iPhone 4 to the UK<\u> and spend $159.00 USA dollars 2 have a glowing apple…

    I’ll pass, another new external hhd sounds better 2 me…

  • Mrcolr

    this guy may be interested. i do now know him, bu have used his service. http://drbrendan.com/

  • Andy @ iPatch

    If only it would be that simple! Feel free to have a try and end up with a result that doesn’t look tatty! Also see if you can get the perfectly distributed light, not just random spots and also the ability to have a completely transparent logo that enables all kinds of light designs to be put in (not just a frosted scratched glass look). On top of all that, done within the 2 millimetres of space inside the phone

  • Andy @ iPatch

    Price is only estimated up to that amount and is likely to be considerably cheaper

  • Andy @ iPatch

    Price is only estimated up to that amount and is likely to be considerably cheaper

  • Wbopko

    i think it’s sick Andy, don’t listen to these haters. I just don’t want to send my iphone to the UK. That’s the only thing that sucks… 

  • Essa

    is there any chance to send my iPhone from Germany to get this mod??? 

  • Aelomari

    Perfect timing, just as the iphone 5 is about to come out

  • speedmaster

    That’s just straight-up bad-ass.  ;-)

  • MCJNY

    that is pretty kewl. apple haters will have a fit lol..respond android or be destroyed

  • Sequoia Murray

    Pretty cool. I want mine to glow now =)

  • alan

    http://www.focusupply.com  supply all color iphone 4 conversion kits, all LCD is original retina.

  • NicK
  • dwplay11

    I know I’m commenting 3 weeks late, but can you put a picture of how it looks like on a white iPhone 4 / 4S. I really want to know if it is noticeable!! (I think A LOT of us do)

  • Dantheman

    where can i buy this patch/mod?

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  • Ajd

    goodbye battery

  • Tony Soelberg

    For those who take more than 20 minutes to install this, you probably shouldn’t be doing it! The battery life isn’t greatly affected (probably about 2-3% over a day). It really does look cool.

    And for those in Australia: http://www.authentec.com.au/iphone

  • Adham Rahman Tanvee

    This mod will surely rape the battery even more

  • ApplePr0n

    Ooo very nice. Me likey

  • TopAgentWebsite

    What a bargain at only $160!


    That’s around the cost of android phone isn’t it?

    Regards Caroline,

    Mackeeper-review Topagentwebsites

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