The most interesting thing about the recently purportedly leaked fully assembled housing of the “new iPhone” – besides the larger, more elongated display – is its two-tone metal back. It looks brilliant and is, of course, much more durable than the glass back of the iPhone 4 and 4S. Now, thanks to a conversion kit, you can enjoy a similar back design on your iPhone 4 / 4S. Check it out after the jump.
The kit has been developed by the folks over at iPhone5Mod. It comes with a black or white front panel, an “iPhone 5” back panel, Philips and Pentalobe screw drivers.
The star of the show – the “iPhone 5” back panel – is made up of three different materials: the top and bottom use a Glass-like Acrylic, the camera lens uses Clear Glass while the metal back is made using Aluminum.
Other details and features mentioned by the folks behind the kit include an added “internal metal frame” that offers increased durability and a “heat sink sticker” that keeps your iPhone cool.
Of course, using this kit (or any other conversion kit for that matter) will void your warranty. If your iPhone does malfunction as a result of the new back panel, and you send it to Apple they will, in all probability, refuse to touch it or ask you to pay a hefty fee.
I don’t know about you, but I have no intentions of modifying my iPhone 4S’s hardware in any way, since I like it the way it is.
Anyhow, the kit is available for the iPhone 4 GSM/CDMA and 4S models in colors Black / White. Price for shipping via airmail is $29.99 and takes between 7-20 days, while shipping via Speedpost will cost you $49.99 and take 5-7 days for delivery. This delivery time is besides the 7 days of “processing lead-time” before your item ships.
Have a look at an iPhone 4S converted using the mod kit in this video:
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