If, for whatever reason, you won’t be upgrading to the iPhone 5 this fall, but you don’t want to feel left out when everyone else upgrades. Then check out this mod that promises to covert your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S into an iPhone 5. All it really does is change its back panel, but it’s still pretty cool.
For $30, you can pickup a new rear panel for your fourth- or fifth-generation iPhone that sports the two-tone aluminum/glass look expected to feature on the iPhone 5. Application is as simple as taking out the two screws at the bottom of your device, sliding you existing panel off, and installing the new one.
The mod’s creator believes this is the quickest and simplest way to get the iPhone 5 look now.
This iPhone 5 conversion mod kit converts your iPhone 4 /4S to look just like the iPhone 5! (assuming that the iPhone 5 leaks are real…) ! When we first saw the leaked iPhone 5 photo from various tech sites, we were all anxious to try out! We thought that the easiest and fastest way out is to convert our iPhone 4 / 4S to look just like iPhone 5.
The mod comes with a 30-day guarantee, and uses parts “of same quality as Foxconn suppliers” — including an original camera lens. The panel is made up of high quality aluminum and a glass-like acrylic. It also features an internal metal frame for increased durability, and a heat sink sticker for “better heat dissipation.”
The mod is compatible with the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 4 (GSM and CDMA), and comes with the screw driver you’ll need to install it. It’s available in black and white, but you’ll have to be quick if you want one. With that Apple logo and the iPhone branding etched on the back, this will almost certainly be blocked by Apple’s legal team within the next few days.
Admittedly this won’t give you a true iPhone 5 feel, because you won’t receive any of its other new features, such as the 4-inch display, the new dock connector, LTE connectivity, and more. But nonetheless, it’s not a bad looking mod, and it’s likely to be a lot stronger than the iPhone’s own glass panel.