1. Massie's Avatar
    At $12.99, I might have to get one of these. Looks great!

    Add a Metal Back to Your iPhone 4 | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
    10-18-2010 01:01 AM
  2. sting7k's Avatar
    This spreads fast. I just saw this on Apple's own forums and am seriously considering this mod. I'm just wondering if there is anyway for Apple to tell you took the back off? I would have to put the glass back on for any warranty work but could they figure it out?
    10-18-2010 01:08 AM
  3. Slyfi's Avatar
    I just Wonder if there is any effect on reception
    10-18-2010 01:13 AM
  4. BigB's Avatar
    I've been looking at these myself.. first saw them (or a similar one) on ebay a few days ago.. They even had plastic ones in colors and other metal colors as well..

    What I'm wondering is how well they fit in a case? and do they come with a camera lense installed?

    Metal back with a bumper case might just be perfect..
    10-18-2010 02:06 AM
  5. Jellotime91's Avatar
    There wouldn't be any effect on reception because the current back is NOT signal transparent either.

    Checked it out and this thing looks UGGGGGLYYY.
    The metal back on that crazy expensive one is MUCH nicer. This one changes the shape of the phone and has a horrible camera cut out... And the thick black around the edges.. Man this thing is ugly as hell.

    It would be much better if the metal matched the stainless steel on the side, and if it didn't have the fake curve and black lines...
    Last edited by Jellotime91; 10-18-2010 at 03:13 AM.
    10-18-2010 03:09 AM
  6. budd1e_lee's Avatar
    I just ordered one from cnn.cn I'll post back how it fits and looks when I get it.
    10-18-2010 03:41 AM
  7. jerrydavid's Avatar
    I just ordered one from cnn.cn I'll post back how it fits and looks when I get it.
    waiting for your good news and thank you for sharing.
    10-18-2010 05:34 AM
  8. sarahcypper's Avatar
    i dont think so it will reflect reception problem cause its not made of Pb ! =P
    10-18-2010 06:57 AM
  9. Watcher's Avatar
    Three words: RECEPTION RECEPTION RECEPTION!

    Why don't people do research on this stuff before they actually purchase it and install it on their phones? You think you have signal problems now!?!? Well, just install that metal back on your iPhone 4 and you ain't seen nothing, yet!
    10-18-2010 09:05 AM
  10. sting7k's Avatar
    Three words: RECEPTION RECEPTION RECEPTION!

    Why don't people do research on this stuff before they actually purchase it and install it on their phones? You think you have signal problems now!?!? Well, just install that metal back on your iPhone 4 and you ain't seen nothing, yet!
    The antenna is external on the iPhone 4. The band around the outside would not be covered.
    10-18-2010 10:57 AM
  11. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    The site looks sketchy
    10-18-2010 11:52 AM
  12. ghostface147's Avatar
    Three words: RECEPTION RECEPTION RECEPTION!

    Why don't people do research on this stuff before they actually purchase it and install it on their phones? You think you have signal problems now!?!? Well, just install that metal back on your iPhone 4 and you ain't seen nothing, yet!
    Considering their antenna is not inside the phone, it wouldn't hurt anything. Do your research. Duh.
    10-18-2010 11:55 AM
  13. budd1e_lee's Avatar
    The site looks sketchy
    As sketch as it may or may not be, they have pay pal checkout, so I'm not too worried.
    10-18-2010 01:17 PM
  14. sting7k's Avatar
    The site looks sketchy
    It's a Chinese site, most are fairly sketchy but they use paypal so they aren't getting any information in the end.
    10-18-2010 01:18 PM
  15. dok's Avatar
    cnn is all good. i ordered from them back in my bb days. i even paid for expedited shipping and got my stuff in 4 days from china. lol!
    10-18-2010 01:52 PM
  16. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Three words: RECEPTION RECEPTION RECEPTION!

    Why don't people do research on this stuff before they actually purchase it and install it on their phones? You think you have signal problems now!?!? Well, just install that metal back on your iPhone 4 and you ain't seen nothing, yet!
    Buddy, do your own research. In fact you didnt even have to research, you simply had to read my post before yours in which I stated that the current backing is NOT signal transparent, so it doesn't matter what you replace it with.

    The signal on iPhone 4 comes from only one place. It's external and the entire device could be aluminum as long as it has that one export point.
    10-18-2010 01:57 PM
  17. sting7k's Avatar
    Hey Jellotime what makes the current back not signal transparent? Is there some coating on the back of the glass?

    Anyway, I ordered one of these. I happen too like the bevel and won't mind the black line if I use my bumper with it. Now the waiting game.
    10-18-2010 06:10 PM
  18. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Sting, glass is not signal transparent, otherwise there never would have been a reception issue even in the first iPhone. :P
    10-18-2010 09:31 PM
  19. chobbs1's Avatar
    This looks like a cool mod! Anyone that gets it please post here and let us know what you think.
    10-18-2010 11:43 PM
  20. pilsbury's Avatar
    I think it looks pretty slick.
    10-19-2010 07:12 AM
  21. chassykiki's Avatar
    Very nice~
    10-20-2010 03:55 AM
  22. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    ^^^ Spamalicious...

    I want to see how this thing looks in the real world from some of the members before im sold. I see a very cool market of rear panel upgrades though, cheap too!
    10-20-2010 07:59 AM
  23. SaberSerene's Avatar
    I ordered my own metal black plate. I like it how it's beveled so its not completely flat like a brick.
    10-20-2010 03:32 PM
  24. Mustang5Oh's Avatar
    I ordered a few days ago and will be posting some pics and hopefully a video of the install and the such!
    10-20-2010 04:10 PM
  25. sting7k's Avatar
    Glass isn't signal transparent? I tend to get better signal around windows where ever I go.

    Would it not be the LCD, digitizer, and touch layer that block the signal from the front?
    10-20-2010 04:33 PM
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