Give Your iPhone 4/4S The iPhone 5 Look With This $30 Mod

Give Your iPhone 4/4S The iPhone 5 Look With This $30 Mod

It might look similar from the back, but that’s as far as it goes.

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.

Give Your iPhone 4/4S The iPhone 5 Look With This $30 Mod

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.

Give Your iPhone 4/4S The iPhone 5 Look With This $30 Mod

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.

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  • Shane Bryson

    We have no idea that the design floating around the internet is actually going to be the new iPhone. We also don’t have confirmation of any of it’s new features. Someone could buy this back plate and feel really dumb when the new iPhone looks nothing like it.

  • Clark Wallace

    Looks like cheap sh*t.

  • RaptorOO7

    If the “rumored” next iphone is fake then Apple has gone to very serious lengths to make it happen (possible, but not likely). Still its a pretty cool backplate replacement for those who like to mod their iphones.

    I feel Apple has either allowed or accepts that these leaks are happening so they can deal with the complainers who will bash the “lack of innovation” with no real design changes. Slightly thinner and longer are not really major design changes.

    Still we only have a few weeks to go (rumors again) to find out.

  • thehighesttimes

    Just looks like a shit piece of masking tape.

  • Halo9x

    I found a product that does something better. It’s a polished stainless steel that adheres to the glass back of the iPhone 4/4s. It has a very nice cut out for the Apple logo and of course one for the camera and flash. It is thin so it doesn’t detract from the iPhone’s profile but thick enough to provide protection to the glass back. It also comes with a clear film to protect from scratches to the mirror polish. It costs $6.49 and can be found at iThrough.com. Look for it under the Metal cases for the iPhone 4/4s. Having the cutout for the Apple logo and camera helps make it easy to line up perfectly. You can either add a bumper (metal) or leave the iPhone by itself. My Casemate still worked but why hide the polished mirror?

  • Halo9x

    As for the iPhone 5, I can’t say I’m really too excited. Steve was right about the size of the screen. Samsung has a larger phone but it is certainly not compact and does require two hands to use. The iPhone 4/4s is perfect for one handed use. The iPhone 5 is not wider but longer and looks weird. I’m not sure where the real benefit is. Now if you look at the iPhone 4/4s there is room to lengthen the screen without making the actual iPhone longer. I would like the iPhone 5 more it they had made it look more like the iPod with an all metal back.

  • assyrianpride

    We have no idea that the design floating around the internet is actually going to be the new iPhone. We also don’t have confirmation of any of it’s new features. Someone could buy this back plate and feel really dumb when the new iPhone looks nothing like it.

    duh

  • assyrianpride

    i hope no one is dumb enough to spend $30 to make their phone look like a phone that doesnt yet exist.

  • seaaalex

    If you want to show the rest of world that your a complete loser for $30…. This just might be the best way.

  • Uncl3Ric0

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

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